Topshop Colour Block Top
Mango Pockets Coat
Cos 3/4 Sleeve Tee
Mango Olive Jumper
Zara A Line Skirt
Mango Yellow Cross Body Bag
John Lewis Sulphur Parka
Zara Yellow Platforms
John Lewis Ochre Cami Top
Boden Chinos and Shopper
Zara Yellow Biker Jacket
New Look Bardot Top
Asos Tailored Shorts
Mango Yellow Pleated Maxi Skirt
Warehouse Pleated Dress
Nike Cortez Trainers
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Pop Of Yellow

Author: Lisa Soeno

WHO KNEW that there were so many blimming shades of yellow? Not me…until I started putting this post together. From lemon to mustard to canary…seriously, there’s about a million. So there is no excuse not to wear it because I swear that there’s a yellow that will suit every skin tone and hair colour.

Now I’m not the bravest when it comes to adding a pop of colour to my wardrobe. In fact I counted the number of items in my wardrobe that have a bit of yellow in them and I have the grand total of two. One pair of Nike frees (mostly grey but with the yellow ‘swoosh’) and one Breton top with thin yellow stripes (again, grey, and mostly worn with skinny jeans and the aforementioned trainers). However I would happily team any of the following picks with my usual grey/black/denim palette.


Topshop is one of my favourite places in the world (I’m probably ten years too old for most of their clobber but hey.) So it’s no surprise that it was whilst wandering round the rails of my shopping mecca that I came up with the idea for this post, after noticing that there were quite a few splashes of yellow dotted around the shop floor. This colour block top in particular caught my eye.

John Lewis

For some reason I am drawn to parka jackets, I think it might be because they can be thrown on and tend to look good with most things. Basically I am a lazy dresser! This sulphur yellow jacket looks great with the grey shirt dress that the model is wearing and it would look equally as good with jeans. And it’s perfect for the strange in-betweeny weather that we’ve had recently.

And as for when the summer kicks in, I will definitely be brightening up my wardrobe with one of these ochre cami tops under a blazer or cardie.

New Look

How fab is New Look for bargains? I often find boots and flats that are really similar to items in other high street shops but at half the price. This Bardot top is a snip at £8.99 and if you’re not a fan of yellow then they also do it in black, white, and dusty pink.


When I spotted these lemony tailored shorts, an image of sipping Pimms on the lawn of a country house wedding sprung to mind. I like the way they’ve been styled with silver block heels and clutch bag – I would never have teamed yellow with silver but it really works.

Having a two-year-old means that I pretty much live in trainers or flats when I’m not in the office, so I am more than tempted by these Nikes. If you are considering toying with yellow then they would be an ideal option because they’re not as ‘in-your-face’ as dressing head to toe in the colour.

This Jack Wills peacoat is also worth a mention…it’s a similar style to the John Lewis parka but has an uber cool white panel on the hemline.


I was spoilt for choice when hunting down yellow picks at Mango. For example I adore this buttery yellow cross-body bag which is minimalist and sleek and would brighten up even the greyest of outfits.

If you’re after a coat that is a bit more substantial than a parka or a peacoat (and God knows we do need it some days…I seem to spend far too much time shivering on train station platforms) then this Pockets wool coat is worth a look. Its statement details (other than its mustard colour) are, obviously, the pockets – which I think makes it a bit more interesting than your standard longline coat. It is also beautifully made and looks ace with trainers but would look elegant with heels or edgy with ankle boots.

Ok so this jumper is described on the Mango website as being ‘olive’ but I disagree and totally think it fits the yellow bill. I love the asymmetric knitted detailing and with the slits down the side it is bang on trend.

There are a lot of long pleated skirts in the shops at the moment – this pastel yellow one is my favourite. It is flowy and ethereal and would look great against a lily white complexion.


Another flowy, pleated number is this dress from Warehouse. Watch the video on the website…the way the dress has been cut and the choice of fabric means that it almost has a Grecian vibe to it. You could wear it with heels for a wedding, or swap the belt for a black leather one and wear it on a night out, or pair it with tan sandals on the beach.


It was my mum who introduced me to Cos. She is Japanese and although the brand is Swedish I think Cos clothes are quite Japanese in style – minimalistic and simple, yet chic, and really well made. This ¾ length sleeve tee is no exception and would go with literally everything in my wardrobe.


I’m a big fan of a geometric print. I’ve got geometric wallpaper, geometric cushions, I even have geometric tea towels. Whilst I possibly wouldn’t be drawn to geometric patterns on clothes, I would certainly use a bag with an iconic print on it to bring a bit of interest to an outfit. So this shopper from Boden caught my eye. It’s ultra practical and the canary yellow of the leather handles contrasts beautifully with the navy print.

And I would totally team the bag with this super comfy looking pair of chinos…Everyone needs a pair of chinos in their life. These would look amaze with a navy jumper or Breton top.


For me, Spring is all about dusting off your biker jacket (or getting a new one!). This yellow biker from Zara is a real statement piece and at under 40 quid it’s so well priced. I’m not sure I would wear it with the flowery trousers that the model in the image is wearing however I do think it would look good teamed with black denim.

Alternatively you could go a step further and team it with this A line skirt from Zara. Charlotte wrote a post recently about her new found love of a high waisted skirt and this one ticks all the boxes. You’re welcome Charlotte.

And although I completely wouldn’t be able to walk in them, I think these mustard yellow platforms would look brill with a summery white dress and tan accessories.

So that’s my round up of my favourite yellow buys. Are there any others that we need to know about? Do you wear yellow and if so what colours do you team it with?


Author: Lisa Soeno
Lisa is obsessed with all things interior design. And Cadbury buttons.
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41 thoughts on “Pop Of Yellow

  1. Oh dear! That lovely yellow top from Topshop has just made a small dent in my credit card…and it’s not even 9.00am!!

      1. Very nice!! Next time I “need” a new outfit, I am outsourcing the shopping/searching part to you Lisa!! 🙂

  2. On point again rock my style! Yellow is the best for spring, and I always find oasis has a few fab yellow tops. Would love a yellow jacket but hubs unfortunately picked up a really nice one for himself in the Christmas sales and I don’t think we can match… Although currently rocking my yellow high viz for the morning cycle ?

    1. Hee hee do let me know which yellow jacket your hubby has, because I reckon my boyfriend would love one. He even said he liked the yellow John Lewis parka in this post! As for high vizzes, I have suggested that I write a post about cool cyclist clobber (I used to cycle to work too)…just need to work on persuading Lauren 🙂

      1. I would enjoy a cycle wear post Lisa! His jacket was from vans but as it was sales I can’t find it anywhere now. It is a mustard lightweight duffle style jacket which sounds wrong but is very right!

    1. Ooh love it. And it’s on sale! I’m not usually a yellow kind of girl either but I loved writing this post x

  3. I seem to have just bought the striped Cos top – and another top too! Lisa you a bad influence. I love yellow and have found it creeping into my wardrobe over the last couple of years. I have a yellow satchel that looks amazing with a navy jacket and is a really easy way to add a pop of colour.

    1. Hee hee sorry Claire! You won’t regret it though…that Cos top is so versatile. I am completely with you on the adding-yellow-through-accessories idea. And yellow looks ace with navy x

  4. I usually can’t wear yellow, I’ve not found a shade that suits me! I have a very olive-y complexion and yellow seems to make me look very sallow! (Is that a word?)

    I love it on other people though! x

    1. That’s the same reason I have steered away from yellow in the past Kitty, I also have sallow olive skin. However I think Claire B is right…try chartreuse or maybe the mustardy yellow of the Zara heels? x

  5. I used to be abit ‘scared’ of yellow clothing, thought it looked awful on me, but I splashed out this winter on a bright yellow wool mini skirt from Boden & wore to a christening recently – got lots of great comments and its so easy to wear if you stick to pairing with black or navy. I now also have a bright yellow jumper that also gets lots of nice comments. Am off to trawl all your fab links, and no doubt hammer my credit card in the process 😉

    1. Hi Nicola…that Boden skirt sounds lovely! And the jumper. Are they still in stock? If so, let us know the links 🙂 I like the idea of wearing a yellow skirt to a christening, it’s a bit different from your run-of-the-mill posh dress x

  6. I love yellow! And pretty much all the clothes above – I know it sounds really selfish but I am so looking forward to wearing non-maternity clothes again and buying something nice that doesn’t look like a little tent 🙂

    That Parka is on the wishlist though (that would still work in autumn, right??)

    1. Ahh congratulations Maike.

      That is not selfish at all…I was desperate to be back in my ‘normal’ clothes towards the end of my pregnancy.

      I really wanted to include this maternity tee in the post but decided against it because they only have it in stock in sizes 6 or 20:

      Or, the parka would completely still work in autumn!


      1. That too is so cute! I’ve noticed that a lot of the maternity stuff I like at ASOS tends to sell out in the middle sizes really quickly 🙁 Better for my bank account though!

    1. Ah thanks Lolly x

      They also have the parka in ‘Indigo’…however I actually think the sulphur yellow is nicer and a bit more unusual x

  7. Love yellow, but it has to be away from my face so I use it as an accent colour – bags, shoes and jewellery (I have a yellow sapphire in my multi-stone engagement ring) – and our rather cool north facing hallway is painted bright yellow too!

    Loving the Mango bag here. Might have to try and track it down in store…

  8. I had very similary trousers to the Boden ones from Primark that I bought for a tenner about 4 years ago! Sadly I sent them off to charity shop … am now regretting that decision after seeing this post!

    If I had a festival to go to I would totally go for the yellow raincoat!

    1. Oh no Lynn I hate it when that happens!

      You’re right, the yellow raincoat would be ideal for a festival x

  9. I have recently purchased a canary yellow cardigan from boden and I love it! It works so well with some of my navy and grey tops. I just bought the chinos you have linked in this post too last week and they are so comfy and flattering! I’ve never found such a great pair before (being rather short in the leg department), but the petite range fit me so well. I think they’ll be a wardrobe staple this summer. X

    1. Hi M-J…great minds obviously think alike 😉 Just had a little search for the yellow Boden cardies, there’s so many to choose from! Which one did you go for? x

  10. Loving all this sunshine Lisa. I’ve never been a huge yellow fan but you may have swayed me 😉 x

    1. Ahh thanks Lauren 🙂 I never used to be a massive fan of yellow but I think I have convinced myself! x

  11. I love yellow and have quite a bit of it in my wardrobe, including a yellow Barbour raincoat that I treated myself to last year. This post may end up being hard on my bank balance. That Topshop number is epic – I really want it but as we are moving house next week I should really be good. #willpower…

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