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Fashion trend: Why you need the colour yellow in your wardrobe

Fashion Trend: The colour yellow

Yellow – it’s bold, it’s daring, and it’s the new statement colour you need in your wardrobe.

Don’t be afraid to embrace this sunshine colour – opt for softer, pastel shades at first before working your way up to a bright canary yellow.

For those less brave, work yellow into your wardrobe through accessories to give your outfit a touch of the cheerful shade.

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L-R: Karen Boatneck Tee from Sportscraft, Camberwell and Tropical Print Woven Top from Country Road, Camberwell.

Here are three reasons why you need to adopt the yellow fashion trend:

1. Yellow is gaining popularity

Hollywood stars chose the striking colour to grace the red carpet at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

Australian actress Naomi Watts wore a canary yellow custom made dress by Gucci, Leslie Mann donned a strapless lemon KaufmanFranco frock, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum opted for a softer, pastel yellow Carolina Herrera gown.

Designers including Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Karen Walker and Missoni also recently featured yellow in catwalk collections at fashion week.

Shoes and purse

L-R: St Tropez Flat Sandals from Target, Camberwell and Harriet Coin Purse Witchery, Camberwell.

2. Yellow is good for you

The psychology behind the colour yellow describes it as optimistic, uplifting and the “happy” shade.

Yellow is known to stimulate cheerfulness, enthusiasm and confidence. It also boosts analytical thinking and logical reasoning, meaning it can help with decision-making.

Colour specialist Chris Brazel said the colour yellow symbolises happiness, new beginnings and clarity.

“It’s a great intellectual colour that gives you an awakening and awareness of the energies and people around you. It’s great to use for clear thinking on any problem,” she said.

Ms Brazel said wearing the colour yellow can help boost self-esteem and improve low moods.

The psychology behind the colour yellow describes it as optimistic, uplifting and the “happy” shade.

Yellow is known to stimulate cheerfulness, enthusiasm and confidence. It also boosts analytical thinking and logical reasoning, meaning it can help with decision-making.

Colour specialist Chris Brazel said the colour yellow symbolises happiness, new beginnings and clarity.

“It’s a great intellectual colour that gives you an awakening and awareness of the energies and people around you. It’s great to use for clear thinking on any problem,” she said.

Ms Brazel said wearing the colour yellow can help boost self-esteem and improve low moods.

Mandy Hanky Hem Dress from Forever New, Camberwell.

Mandy Hanky Hem Dress from Forever New, Camberwell.

3. Yellow is easy to incorporate into your wardrobe

For the bold and the daring, yellow is an ideal statement colour. It stands out from the crowd and offers something different to the norm.

If you’re someone who typically wears a lot of neutrals or blacks then yellow is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and embrace something bright.

Cheryl Lin Rodsted, Melbourne-based stylist and creator of office style fashion blog BusinessChic.com.au, said it’s important for wearers of yellow to pay attention to the fabric.

“A lightweight silk blouse can be worn now with the season’s culottes or layered in autumn under a knit. Yellow accessories like a bag are easier to wear throughout the year,” she said.

For those new to wearing yellow, Ms Lin Rodsted recommends using the colour as an accent or in accessories as an easy way to start adding it to outfits.

“Try a yellow bag, shoes or wallet and as the weather cools, nothing brightens up the day like a yellow scarf,” she said.

“You can layer in a yellow blouse – or one that has yellow detail – but if you are feeling braver, go for a statement piece like a yellow blazer or skirt that will instantly brighten your look.”

Seaside Anorak from Sportscraft, Camberwell.

Seaside Anorak from Sportscraft, Camberwell.

Find yellow garments and accessories in Camberwell

Yellow is working its way into more and more fashion brands, with several stores in Camberwell already stocking the on-trend hue.

Go for all-out yellow with the Mandy Hanky Hem Dress from Forever New, or the Seaside Anorak from Sportscraft.

To mix and match yellow with neutral trousers or skirts, opt for the Tropical Print Woven Top from Country Road or the Karen Boatneck Tee, available from Sportscraft.

Incorporate a pop of yellow into your outfit, by way of accessorises, with the Harriet Coin Purse from Witchery or a chic pair of St Tropez Flat Sandals available from Target.

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