Fashion, Trends

How To Wear Yellow

It’s time to go sunny side up


By Leena Hassan

If there’s one unexpected colour that dominated the spring runways, it’s yellow. The hue – in all shades, from lemon to mustard – cropped up in collections from Sana Safinaz, HSY, Stella McCartney and more. Everywhere we look, A-listers from Amal Clooney to Kirsten Dunst, everyone’s going sunny side up this season.

How to wear spring’s hottest hue? Read on for tips on looking bright hot.

A Pop of Yellow


The easiest way to work the yellow trend can be achieved by injecting a little sunshine into one element of your look. Taylor Swift leads the way in this preppy outfit, combining a pleated skirt in the colour of the moment with a chunky knit and colourful accessories. Keep things simple by pairing a yellow t-shirt with your favourite jeans.



The little yellow dress is every starlet’s look of choice on the red carpet. Kirsten Dunst’s lemon Dior shirtdress oozes vintage glamour, while Sonam Kapoor gives summer vibes in this cheery yellow number from Rutu Neeva.

Prints Charming


Instead of just straight yellow, take your cue from statement shade pro Solange Knowles, and don a sunshine yellow print like this super-cute yellow shift. Floral prints are a no-brainer when it comes to spring/summer dressing, so incorporating them with yellow makes Crimson’s lawn an instant hit.

Fade Out


Lemon yellow is the perfect hue for fashion wallflowers (or classic, ladylike dressers). Go the pale and interesting route for occasion wear (we love Nazli Akbar’s beloved luxury pret pastels) when brights may feel too loud.

Know Your Colours


Pairing the right colour combination can make or break an outfit so it’s crucial to know what shades work well with yellow. One of these is bright blue, while lemon paired with cream and white creates a chic antique feel. Green and yellow also flatters most complexions. Focus on mustard, dark green and khaki if you’re warm toned, while cool tones can spruce up an ensemble by incorporating bright yellows and lustrous greens.