On Trend : Yellow
A colour recognised for conjuring good vibes and memories of joy. Although not always the easiest shade to work into a wardrobe - yellow is a key colour for SS19 and can be incorporated as both the focal point of your outfit or as an accent. To incorporate prominent ‘90s influences throughout the season keep silhouettes long and relaxed, accompanied by activewear focused details across shorts and tees - from brands such as Patagonia and Gramicci - to ensure full range of movement and comfort for whatever your spring/summer schedule has in store.
It goes without saying that Breton striped t-shirts are a timeless essential within pretty much every new season, for SS19 the stripes do not need to be the centre of attention and instead can be worn underneath a jacket and revealed as the weather allows for fewer layers. With a classic silhouette, the Vetra No.4 Workwear Jacket in pineapple can be worn as a vibrant pop of colour as a jacket but works just as well as a lightweight midlayer - we’ve paired it below the Rains water repellent Breaker Jacket to combat unexpected British showers. Technical detailing and construction is becoming more common place throughout streetwear and makes for durable and adaptable pieces that can be worn for many years. For this Carhartt WIP always hit the mark through their signature outerwear styles, such as the Nimbus Jacket which has had a summer update through block colour, pastel colourways and the addition of a full breathable mesh lining, making it a functional go-to for both the daily commute and for festivals.
Short sleeve Cuban shirts are a must have for summer, adorned with tropical inspired digital prints and illustrations across a silhouette that is suggestive of both ‘50s and ‘90s inspired styling. The easiest and most obvious way to wear one is over a graphic t-shirt, either loosely fastened or left undone. However, depending on what t-shirt you choose, you can enhance colours further by pairing them with contrasting shades such as blue and red. With these combinations it’s best to go for warmer, earthy tones - such as greens and browns - to soften the outfit and to keep the focus on the top half. Patagonia’s ‘Surfboard Yellow’ is a great example of this, seen with Polar’s Signature Art Shirt which is adorned with digitally printed flickers of gold and Gramicci Japan’s G-Shorts in deep mustard, which offer the best of both worlds when it comes to finding a necessary warm weather style than can work equally as well for outdoor pursuits and everyday wear.
Sitting on the brighter end of the spectrum, neon shades can be trickier to navigate for SS19. However, Pop Trading Company’s use of electric yellow has made the perfect balance of being a bold yet wearable shade that you can continue to sport once vivid hues have had their time. Adding to this, their generously sized Hip Bag ties in as a prime accessory of the moment and should be worn loosely across the chest. The same can be said for yellow themed accessories on the whole, with the transparent frame of the Sun Buddies Zinedine Sunglasses in ‘melted butter’ and Polar’s Happy Sad Classic Socks in light yellow, both encourage easily workable colour inserts that capture the cheerful palette of the season through a more subtle, interchangeable approach.