Yellow much? It may not be the easiest colour to pull off but it’s beaming right at us in a sunburst of optimism and experimentation for Spring and it’s hard not to feel hopeful, if not a bit squinty eyed. Sunglasses are advisable for this one and a good splash of chutzpah. SPF optional.
Colour forecasters/dictators Pantone would have us call the shade of the moment Aspen Gold but we’re getting the full spectrum from mellow to mikado. Take Louise Kennedy’s new season bumblebee yellow Liv dress.
It’s easy to imagine Daisy Buchanan from F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby floating about her Long Island mansion in this fine tulle, soft polka dots and silk work of romance.
The designer has come a long way from her days as a Brigidine Convent schoolgirl in Abbeyleix attending debates and dances at Ballyfin, a former Patrician Order boarding school, now one of the world’s finest hotels and the backdrop for Kennedy’s Spring Summer 2019 launch.
London Fashion Week also brought plenty of inspiration, with Serbian designer Roksanda cranking up the volume and Richard Quinn popping the print, set against a black latex base for fear of looking twee.
The high street and online, as ever, are all over this trend. Here are some of our top picks:
How do you put a yellow outfit together? Copy an influencer of course. Pro Xenia Adonts shows us how to work the double sweater look. Why it looks this good is a mystery…
If such exuberance is a bit too much for beginners you could always start with an accessory and build your Vitamin D intake from there. There’s no need to be SAD this season when it comes to yellow.