Move over 'Millennial Pink', because 'Gen Z Yellow' is here to stay! Packing a visual punch, this cheery hue has the celebrity seal of approval, with everyone from Amal Clooney to Beyoncé embracing its impactful appeal. But can mere mortals get this tricky tone right? Here's how we'll be wearing the season's sunshine shades, writes Carolyn Moore.
From lemon to butter to banana, there’s something delicious about the season’s sunshine shades. Combine a buttery suedette trench (€88) with a fresh take on the classic gingham sundress (€68) for sunshine in a look. From Principles at Debenhams.
Yellow is the perfect foil for the season's obession with basic beige. This print leans into the retro charm of mustard but neutral accents keep it wearable. Maxi dress, €75, Wallis.
Yellow culottes! Tone them down with a black knit, make them work appropriate with a white shirt, or team with trainers for daywear that's on point. €37, Next.
If acid brights and bold, punchy shades are too hot for you to handle, keep it mellow with a paler, creamier hue. Skinny ribbed knot sweater, €49, stories.com.
...then you'll love the unstructured, easy appeal of the Hollis dress by InWear, €149.95, ItsoMe,
Douglas. It makes wearing yellow a breeze.
For the ultimate in sartorial refreshment, go to the zingier end of the yellow spectrum. Light and airy, this pleated wrap midi skirt radiates style. €69.99, stories.com.
Dip a toe into the palette du jour with these chevron striped palazzo pants. Suitably retro, they’ll work with a knit or something more glam. Trousers, €29.95, Zara.
Celebs like Blake Lively are all over yellow suiting. It’s a lot of look, yes, but tailored pieces work just as well as separates. Blazer by Max Mara, €875, brownthomas.com
If you can’t commit to head-to-toe yellow, a marigold blouse or top will lift your look and your mood. Maria wrap shirt by Hobbs, €105, brownthomas.com.
If yellow is proving to be a daunting prospect, acclimatise with patterns and prints that incorporate a spectrum of sunshine shades. Check coat, €59.99, H&M.