We were all about mixing flowery florals and cool prints this spring, with polka dot making a recurrence. My trend forecast predicts the ultimate colour you should invest in is, of course, Yellow! Going for pastel instead? That’s cool, you’re still on trend but give your pastel pinks, pale purples and baby blues a break this season. Yellow in all its variations might be the most seasonally appropriate colour trend to brighten up everyone’s ensemble.
This ‘Happy’ colour showed up in egg yolk, turmeric and neon lemon shades.
Egg yolk yellow
Mix a dash of cream with neon lemon and you’ll have its warmer sibling egg yolk yellow. We saw it flow elegantly off multiple runway garments to the streets. It’s incredibly versatile, unisex and compliments most skin tones beautifully. This gorgeous shade is perfect for a spring daytime look. Wear egg yolk yellow in négligée style-inspired outfits and other ultra-feminine contraptions like a full ensemble with a simple draped high-waisted skirt with an impossibly high slit or a light camisole dresses embellished with a touch of fringe at the hem. For an absolute display of femininity, a short fairy dress punctuated with floral appliqués will definitely do the trick. You’re spoilt for choice.
This aromatic powder is known for its fundamental contribution to your wellbeing. Strength, vigour and ‘oomph’ chugging is not the only way to absorb these serious health benefits. Why not enjoy a similar effect by wearing this deep yellow sultry shade that works beautifully in any colour palette. Giving balance to some intense springtime brights and working well with the ‘feminine romance’ of the season. This shade shines on its own or paired with softer yellows. For astonishing effect, add a burst of colour with reddish shades like coral or fiesta (a fiery passionate red. Gorgeous in evening wear, chic casual or lingerie – Need I say more). Exemplify its beauty in a black dominant territory like the office, a turmeric skirt-pantsuit screams professional excellence punctuated by accessories in silver whilst a loose-fitting pantsuit ensemble offers a more subdued work-appropriate option for this shade. So sleek.
All kinds of neon showed up as part of the spring colour trends, particularly neon lemon. The loud attitude of this colour was personified by the punk rock designs we saw in the spring collections on runways inspired by an Eighties punk sensibility.
This colour is the more fluorescent equivalent to a pastel yellow shade like egg yolk.
Neon lemon is unmistakably the loudest of the spring 2019 colour trends – also being a favourite colour in the spring nail trends.
Neons aren’t the most dualistic in my opinion because they’re so in-your-face but despite this, it is still an undeniably buoyant colour that deserves its place in your wardrobe whether in solids or as a print. Since there’s never an intention of toning down when wearing neon, you shouldn’t shy away from punching it up in analogue combination with warm shades like magenta for that perfect colour blocked outfit.
Sample on some garments, which feel out of character for the shade: flowy dresses, silk wraps, jackets, trousers, and even a sexy jumpsuit for that summery styling. For an avant-garde approach, I find neon pieces in sexy separates like tight tank tops and short skirts encompass a delicate appearance.
The standout from all of the spring colour trends is gold. A welcome touch of sparkle that gives relief in an otherwise ultraviolet dominant collection this season – the only metallic on this list.
Gold is a colour that is opulent and at the same time fierce and was ubiquitous on the runway especially on jumpsuits and jackets, not to mention accessories. Indeed, you can rock every one of these iterations with a personal flare.
Balmain played with all shades of gold for their runway collection, but an absolutely delectable structured gold corset was one of my favourites. Have your take on the luxurious Victorian charm, with a crafted embroidered dress overflowing with ruffles and romance, simply chic and modern.
Yellow. Inspiring a sense of carefree zen-style outfits, an enduring and elegant choice that would do well in anyone’s wardrobe – here’s to embracing Spring!