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Explore how designers incorporate the joy-inducing color with these trans-seasonal staples.

By Khensani Mohlatlole

Apr 25, 2022

Designers are heading down the yellow brick road this season, livening swimwear, dresses, and suiting with shades of chartreuse, lemon, and mustard, as dopamine dressing takes full swing. Yellow has a universal appeal offering a sense of optimism and energy that makes it a great go-to for joy-inducing outfits as we enter the warmer months. While labels such as Emmy Kasbit, Pepper Row, and Orange Culture presented head-to-toe statement looks, you can also partake in mix-and-match separates if you’re interested in the seasons’ other big trend, color blocking, or want to accent your more muted sensibilities. Whether heading back to the office, escaping to the beach, or simply looking to reinvigorate your wardrobe, discover the yellow designs that are anything but mellow.



1.

The CO-ORD

By Orange Culture

This zesty crepe co-ord from Orange Culture’s Peacock Riot collection is a stand-out twist on classic tailoring. Lime green lace trim is a nod to its fruity inspiration, with the boxy blazer featuring inverted scalloping at the opening and a lemon drop at the hem. Designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal continues to bring a daring approach while maintaining flattering, quintessential fits. The Lemony Shorts are high-waisted with sharp creases to ensure the trending color will remain a wardrobe staple. Take cues from the label’s lookbook and wear the set together with lime green tights or opt for a preppy look with crisp white shirting.

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Lemony Blazer
Lemony Blazer
Lemony Blazer
Lemony Blazer
Lemony Blazer

Orange Culture

Lemony Blazer

$250
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top
Stretch Mesh Top

Viviers

Stretch Mesh Top

$350
Lemony Shorts
Lemony Shorts
Lemony Shorts
Lemony Shorts
Lemony Shorts

Orange Culture

Lemony Shorts

$163
The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi
The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi
The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi
The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi
The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi

FemiHandbags

The Maxi-Maxi Tote in Multi

$860



2.

The Dress

By Emmy Kasbit

The hopefulness associated with yellow is central in designer Emmanuel Okoro’s Ozoemena collection, which tells the story of the Nigerian civil war. The Ijeoma Shirt Dress is embroidered with an iron bar motif, similar to those found in bunkers and the neon tone references the half yellow sun motif throughout the collection. The handwoven Akwete piece has a wrap design, bringing femininity to the workwear elements, making it an updated alternative for the office. The fringe, bell sleeves, and asymmetry ensure you’ll turn heads wherever you are.

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Ijeoma Shirt Dress
Ijeoma Shirt Dress
Ijeoma Shirt Dress
Ijeoma Shirt Dress
Ijeoma Shirt Dress

Emmy Kasbit

Ijeoma Shirt Dress

$425
Extra Small Drop Pearl Hoop Earrings
Extra Small Drop Pearl Hoop Earrings
Extra Small Drop Pearl Hoop Earrings
Extra Small Drop Pearl Hoop Earrings

Sidai Designs

Extra Small Drop Pearl Hoop Earrings

$55
Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag
Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag
Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag
Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag
Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag

YEBA

Sky-Blue Yeba First Mini Bag

$475
Azia Sandals
Azia Sandals
Azia Sandals

Maliko

Azia Sandals

$315



3.

The Lounge Set

By Pepper Row

For minimalist dressers, head-to-toe yellow might be a tricky adjustment. The For Alyx Smart Lounge Set is an easy entry into the world of all-over color with its relaxed fit and subtle detailing. The chartreuse shade makes a case for a softer approach to the trend while still remaining distinct. Upcycled silk crepe and linen transform the loose set from standard loungewear to an easy, luxurious go-to for errands, returning to the office, or this weekend’s brunch plans. The shirt’s mismatched, hand-carved wood buttons bring an artist’s touch to a simple look.

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For Alyx Smart Lounge Set
For Alyx Smart Lounge Set
For Alyx Smart Lounge Set
For Alyx Smart Lounge Set

Pepper Row

For Alyx Smart Lounge Set

$500
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag
Caramel Oshu Medium Bag

YEBA

Caramel Oshu Medium Bag

$515
Arcana Chain Necklace
Arcana Chain Necklace
Arcana Chain Necklace
Arcana Chain Necklace
Arcana Chain Necklace
Arcana Chain Necklace

Pichulik

Arcana Chain Necklace

$385
Isabel Sandals
Isabel Sandals
Isabel Sandals
Isabel Sandals

Maliko

Isabel Sandals

$300



4.

The Swimsuit

By Andrea Iyamah

No stranger to bright hues, the Nigerian resort, and swimwear label brings a metallic marigold to their signature cut-outs and pleating. The Aluna swimsuit’s classic silhouette is enhanced with cap sleeves and a mandarin collar that doubles its wear as a bodysuit you can take from the pool to the dinner table with wide-leg pants or this season’s other hot trend; the micro-mini. Either way, it’s a simple way to play with the trendy color without total commitment.

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Yellow Aluna Swimsuit
Yellow Aluna Swimsuit

Andrea Iyamah

Yellow Aluna Swimsuit

$136
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants
Samurai Pants

Viviers

Samurai Pants

$590
Ng Top-Handle Bag
Ng Top-Handle Bag
Ng Top-Handle Bag
Ng Top-Handle Bag

Maliko

Ng Top-Handle Bag

$400
Amber Sun Legend Sunglasses
Amber Sun Legend Sunglasses
Amber Sun Legend Sunglasses
Amber Sun Legend Sunglasses

Bôhten

Amber Sun Legend Sunglasses

$200

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