While this year’s official seasonal transitions may have been somewhat blurred thanks to the monotonous routine of lockdown, we have, in fact, moved on two seasons since we first embarked upon national quarantine all those months ago.
But how to mark the occasion? Once upon a time we’d have spent the last week basking in pub garden barbecue fumes and knee-deep in overpriced Aperol, but with traditional summer venues still under enforced closure (for the next week, at least) many of us have been looking to alternative – admittedly less exciting – avenues. One of the most common being a wardrobe overhaul.
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Whether you’ve been swapping out your coats for your summer dresses, your dash-to-the-supermarket trainers for a pair of dash-to-the-supermarket sandals, or your black running bra for your white one (radical), you’ve no doubt had some degree of a sartorial switch up. And with the announcement that pubs, restaurants and hair salons (the three key venues, in our opinion) are permitted to reopen from July 4th, this year’s summer wardrobe just got a whole lot more important.
What ARE we going to wear for our first foray back into the real world?
May we suggest something controversial? Head for yellow.
A shade feared by many – whether that be in fear of standing out too much, washing out blondes, or attracting a family of hungry bees to the picnic – yellow, in all its many forms, is fast-becoming the colour of the season.
It’s also the most uplifting joyful colour you can wear, and let’s face it we need about as much cheer as we can get our hands on right now.
Spanning everything from yolk to buttercream, lemon to daffodil, there is a smorgasbord of shades to choose from and very little chance of getting it wrong.
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Scroll down to shop our edit of the 18 most heavenly yellow pieces guaranteed to brighten up your summer from the minute you put it on…