Last Updated on May 5, 2021
Mellow yellow brightened up the runway for SS21, with designers Miu Miu, Altuzarra and Salvatore Ferragamo just a handful of those inspiring us to try the trend – and now we’re hooked.
Alongside ultimate grey, ‘illuminating yellow’ is in fact one of Pantone’s Colours of the Year for 2021. Instead of the garish yellows that have come before it, this shade is pale and much more wearable for almost all skin tones.
In fact, Who What Wear brand it a new neutral and encourage fashion followers to wear it as they would white, black or beige. Worn head-to-toe, layered or just as one element to a look, anything goes.
To inspire you, we’ve pulled together outfit inspo from our favourite influencers as well as 13 mellow yellow buys available on the high street right now.
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How to wear yellow in 2021
If in doubt, a trouser suit is an easy way to wear pale yellow. Team with trainers for a casual vibe.
Wear a chic shirt dress with white shoes or boots for a spring-ready look.
For a maximal look, layer a colourful sweater vest over your pale yellow piece and add pastel accessories.
Monikh shows us how to layer pale yellow with this casual ensemble.
Shirred Midi Dress, £165, Rixo – buy now
Long Lyocell-blend Dress, £34.99, H&M – buy now
Flared Sleeve Cotton T-shirt, £29.99, Mango – buy now
Cotton Culotte Trousers, £29.99, Mango – buy now
Cable-Knit Top, £17.99, Zara – buy now
Chunky Strap Heeled Leather Sandals, £85, & Other Stories – buy now
Sheer Sailor Collar Blouse, £30, Monki – buy now
Renewal Knotted Midi Dress, £89, Ghospell – buy now
Square Neck Swimsuit, £45, Arket – buy now
Tailored Blazer, £59, Marks & Spencer – buy now
Cropped Criss Cross Tie Blouse, £65, & Other Stories – buy now
Faux Leather Bag, £25, Monki – buy now
Tea Bias Cut Dress, £50, Weekday – buy now
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