What started with Beyoncé and her Lemonade album has filtered through the royals and now into our wardrobes as the colour du jour
The heatwave is somehow still going, which means we’re still attempting to artfully master summer dressing by incorporating seasonal colours into our wardrobe. And this summer, the best shade to embrace the heatwave in is yellow.
If you needed some inspiration to kickstart your canary, sunflower and lemon attire take style cues from the Duchesses. Meghan Markle wore a bright yellow Brandon Maxwell shift dress to Commonwealth Youth Leadership Training events at the beginning on July. Kate Middleton took on a similarly bold Dolce & Gabbana number for this year’s men’s final at Wimbledon. And let’s not forget the yellow dress that sparked a thousand memes: the marigold Cavalli gown worn by a baseball bat-wielding Beyoncé in the video for Hold Up.
If adding yellow to your neutral wardrobe feels as jarring as the sound of knives being sharpened, I promise, it’s worth the wince. (I went through this experience too.) Yellow not only ticks a huge trend box this season, there’s also something innately optimistic about wearing a colour that literally looks like sunshine.
Whether it’s a dress, trousers, a skirt or a sharp citrus accessory, pair your yellow with easy neutrals: white, beige, camel, stone and tan. This is a celebration of colour, summer style and the lack of rain.
Scroll down to find some of our favourite yellow street style looks and sunshine-toned pieces in the shops right now.
Broderie angalise yellow cotton dress, £79, Warehouse
Yellow denim skirt with raw edge, £29, Topshop
Canvas wedge espadrille, £80, Castañer at matchesfashion.com
Split frill hem trousers, £38, River Island
Oversized yellow sunglasses, £295, Moy Atelier
& Other Stories
Wrap dress with tortoise shell detail, £79, & Other Stories
Yellow leather bag, £565, Wandler at brownsfashion.com
Oversized yellow sweatshirt, £20, Weekday
Button up cardigan, £39.99, Zara
Floral off the shoulder dress, £25, Simply Be
Mini yellow bucket bag, £295, Danse Lente at mytheresa.com
Off the shoulder embroidered dress, £445, Merlette at matchesfashion.com
Scalloped rubber sandals, £45, Cos
Yellow and clear perspex sunglasses, £160, Kaleos at matchesfashion.co.uk
See by Chloé
Floral embroidered cotton bluse, £91, See by Chloé
Suede low blazer trainers, £69.99, Nike at office.co.uk
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