The Orgasm Gap: ‘We have this frustrating myth that sex is easy and innate’

Aoife Drury

Single parenting in a pandemic: ‘I cry alone in the car so the kids don’t...

Lia Hynes

Author Ruth Gilligan: ‘I have slowly colonised our flat’s small second bedroom into my writing...

Sophie Grenham

About 400,000 women in Ireland have this condition and don’t know


The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Covid-19 currently has no women sitting on it. Why?

Lynn Enright

GALLERY: Beautiful gowns from The Golden Globes through the years

Jennifer McShane

Practical and stylish: 12 baskets we absolutely love for every budget

Megan Burns

Tiger King season 2 is coming – and Carole Baskin has some thoughts

Jennifer McShane

Get out of your head: What to do when you mistrust your gut instinct

Niamh Ennis

Image / Fashion

How To Wear Yellow

by Marie Kelly
07th Apr 2016

It looks like the streets of the fashion capitals have been struck by yellow fever. Saturated shades of yellow?are some of the hottest hues to be seen in this season, so we’re stealing a few’sartorial secrets from some of our favourite street style stars.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 15.32.17

The smart way to make yellow look grown-up rather than girlie? Choose it in a utilitarian fabric such as leather. The tough luxe fabric and unfussy silhouette of this dress balance out the colour’s childlike rubber-ducky associations.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 15.41.26

Give this sunshine shade a preppy twist. The bomber jacket and metallic brogues elevate these yellow cropped jeans from cutesy to urban cool. The navy base colour of the bomber adds a kind of no-nonsense depth to the look – a paler coloured jacket could’make the entire outfit look insipid.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 16.02.15

Choose’structural shapes. They look unexpected in citrus shades and sober up this confectionary colour. The lace and sheer detailing here also dilutes down the vibrancy of this primary colour.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 16.33.00

Use yellow to add a touch of playfulness to an otherwise restrained outfit. Any more of these fabulous feathers and we’d be thinking Big Bird rather than cool girl. But the balance here is just right. An understated white T-shirt?can take a bit of craziness.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 16.39.04

Embrace your inner Bohemian with a yellow dress. This floral trimmed dress coat creates a great contrast with the traditionally corporate navy pinstripes around the neckline and cuffs. We’d ditch the furry boots and pair contrasting coloured heels instead.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 16.45.00

Colour block fire-engine red and yellow submarine-style brights. The nude embellished heels worn here are the perfect pairing with an outfit that warrants all the limelight. The juxtaposition of the collarless structured shirt and floaty pleated skirt works so well too.

Also Read

The Irish fashion set on their dream buys for winter

The insider intel on what Ireland’s most stylish women want...

By Holly O'Neill

Gigi Hadid’s €99 high street coat now has a 1,000 person waiting list

Laptops at the ready, it’s time to sign up to...

By Holly O'Neill

Irish designer Simone Rocha is H&M’s next collaborator

Simone Rocha is the first Irish designer to collaborate with...

By Holly O'Neill

Kitri’s colourful, comfortable collaboration will get you out of your WFH wardrobe slump

Meet the Kitri collection that Instagram built Had your fill...

By Holly O'Neill

London Fashion Week
The London Fashion Week beauty trends you’ll actually want to wear

Lived-in, luxe hair, chic chignons, swooping liner and intricate nail art; these are the AW21 London Fashion Week beauty trends you'll actually want to wear.

By Holly O'Neill

5 works of art trainers to breathe some colour (and comfort) into your wardrobe

With our 2021 plans at home for the foreseeable future, why not go maximalist on the most basic of footwear: trainers.

By Edaein OConnell

All I want for Valentine’s is a cute pair of pyjamas (any of these 12 will do)

Nice pyjamas are the new going out top.

By Lauren Heskin

How to find the last of the sale gems

It’s not too late to bag yourself a sale bargain...

By Holly O'Neill