Sixties meets eighties? Hello, it’s about yellow, the optimistic hue that’s always of the era. Sunshiny brights reminiscent of the 1960s (see our Mad Men article for more on sixties style) have come back with a bold vengeance.
Chic, sexy, preppy
Look for fluttery sleeves and romantic looks, as shown from Jacob (above). Top a preppy look (dark jeans, crisp white shirts, narrow red belt) with this yellow Peacoat from J. Crew for a surefire way to showcase chic confidence. Shrinking violets can go for delicate necklaces in high-wattage hues that show how modern and retro aren’t such strange bedfellows afterall. Benetton, in its inimitable way, packs a punch with a smattering of bold colours this spring. Case in point, the yellow top (above) gets an dose of energy from its colourific, look-at-me neckline.
Lemony-lime neons that made a brash statement in the eighties have also eked their way back on the fashion scene. Joe Fresh’s über-affordable clothing collection offers up off-the-shoulder tops, simple blouses, Ts and more, but paired with fresh white and soft grey to keep the look fashion-forward rather than throwback.
Purse and shoes: matching not required
Too timid to wear yellow close to your face? Accessorize instead. Aldo’s HIPPS handbag goes from work to weekend with ease, and the vibrant yellow lining make it easy to find your iPhone, wallet, makeup bag … Our favourite way to complete an outfit is with a standout pair of shoes, like these Anastasia sandals by Tory Burch. Forget about the silly sky-high stilettos in-store this spring, and go for these super-cute shoes that offer just the right combo: the casual sophisticate. Yellow fever, indeed! φ