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Gold digger: This season yellow is the only shade for men to be seen in

Because we could all use a little sunshine right now

Sarah Young
Thursday 18 May 2017 10:58 BST
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Bottega Veneta made tonal dressing work by layering contrasting hues of mustard and straw
Bottega Veneta made tonal dressing work by layering contrasting hues of mustard and straw

If your wardrobe has come to resemble a smorgasbord of grey over the last few months, you might be glad to hear that there’s a new colour code in town.

And, it’s one that sparks a return to bolder shades with the look du jour centring on a markedly brighter uniform.

Now, yellow might not immediately spring to mind as a shade most guys would gravitate to but, with a general election in our midst, the optimistic tone it affords is very much in need.

Perhaps then, it’s time to reconsider your safety blanket of black and navy and instead, throw sartorial caution to the wind.

Instead, brace yourself and switch out that dreary garb for a smattering of acid brights.

From mustard to zingy lemon, chartreuse and fizzy sherbert, yellow is officially the new accent shade in men’s fashion.

At the highlighter pen end of the scale, Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy showcased the shade on 80s inspired short-shorts, Kappa jogger and Fila sweatshirts. While Topman offered up seaside sunshine with two-piece zip-up trackies.

At Rick Owens, numerous looks saw yellow paired with an unlikely companion – brown (AFP/Getty Images)

For Hermes and Rick Owens, numerous looks saw yellow paired with an unlikely companion – brown. Here, bright trousers that came both tailored and super-wide were tempered with chocolate-coloured jackets.

Similarly, yellow might not seem an obvious choice for all-over, tonal dressing but nonetheless Bottega Veneta made it work by layering contrasting hues of mustard and straw.

That being said, head-to-toe looks are strictly out of bounds when it comes to real life wear. Unless you don’t mind looking like Big Bird that is.

Instead, you should opt for just one colourful item to anchor the rest of your ensemble, be it a pair of shorts, a shirt or trainers. Everything else you wear should be made up of neutrals.

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