You know sometimes, I get a bit of a fascination with a certain style or trend and then I go on and on about it to you all? (case studies; embroidery, gingham, ruffles). Really sorry to have to tell you, but this is going to be another one of those times, and today I’m all about the colour yellow.
I’ve never really worn it before now – in fact I don’t know if I’ve ever owned a yellow item. Unless you count dodgy childhood outfits; I distinctly remember a yellow, orange and pink tie dye shorts and crop top set that I used to wear on holiday which my sister also had. The things mothers put us in in the nineties really were something, weren’t they?
Anyway, I noticed that yellow seemed to be having a bit of a moment, with lots of people who are definitely very trendy and cool and fashion rocking it, and I thought right, okay, I’m going to get in on that. And then I thought lol I’ve got no yellow clothes, because I’ve always been convinced that yellow looked really weird on me – you see the colour of my hair at the bottom? That’s the colour it used to be all over. Add yellow clothing, particularly on my top half, and it pretty much just blended into my hair.
It wasn’t until I spotted this floaty, floral midi with asymmetric hem in New Look that I decided to give it a whirl (although, side note: the website describes it as ‘orange’. Mate that is ridiculous, this is absolutely and categorically yellow). In all honesty this is not really the kind of thing I would usually go for, but something about it called my name so I thought fine, you win, take my money and I’ll be on my merry way.
I wore it for the first time out to dinner and paired it with nude heeled sandals, but with a white tee (which you might recognise from this post) on top to make it a little less dressy. I actually think this skirt would be fab with bright heels and a dressy top, to maybe pick out some of the pinks in the print, but that wasn’t quite necessary on a Wednesday evening in Norwich when I was already drawing enough attention to myself by posing on street corners and making my poor boyfriend take photos of me, so I settled for this in the end. It would also be lovely with tan mid heel sandals and a tan bag, or with a white tee and converse…so it’s probably not as difficult to wear as it might first appear.
The ‘orange’ skirt has just gone down to £14 in the sale, so it’s an absolute bargain, and it’s one of those items that you put on and just feel good in. I’m totally aboard the yellow bandwagon and have seen so many other things I’d like to pick up in various shades – pastel, mustard, saffron…I’m game for all of it really (although I may have to draw the line at neon). Here’s a couple of the things on my current yellow wishlist, they’re super affordable and some are even on sale, so it would probably be rude not to pick one or two up…
Now can we just all take a moment to imagine a yellow gingham ruffled dress? And please can someone make me one of those because I immediately love it even though I’ve never seen it…
What shades are you loving for summer style this year? And most importantly, what does everyone think would be a good purchase from the items above?
Photos: Rob Poor