Mellow Yellow: Our picks of the hottest colour this season

You had better start learning off the lyrics to Coldplay's Yellow, as it's very much all yellow for this season. It's not the easiest colour to wear, especially when our weather isn't always condusive to light fabrics in bright colours, but we can wish that it was.

Whenever summer arrives, or whenever we hop on a jet plane and chase it, yellow is a lovely, easy, breezy colour to pack in your suitcase. I'm totally ok with matching the sunshine. There are plenty of ways to make your wardrobe bright like the sunshine; whether you go for black colours or incorporate it through prints and accessories, we have some lovely pieces to inspire you.

Dune, €99 Dune, €99

Accessorize, approx €39 Accessorize, approx €39

Let's start with a very simple styling trick to get into a yellow frame of mind. As with any colour you may not have worn before, you might not feel the need to invest in an item of clothing. So, a great way to try the trend is through accessories.

If you wear dark colours, try jazzing up your outfit with some bright shoes or even a bag. Then you can decide for yourself if you think a yellow ensemble will be practical.

River Island, in store towards end of Spring River Island, in store towards end of spring

Another idea is to swap your normal colours of choice, especially for tops. Leave the neutrals at home and wear a yellow blouse with dark denims or even navy trousers or a skirt for the office. All this one needs is a nice necklace to add some detail.

New Look, €17.99 New Look, €17.99

If you are a bit like me and fear wearing a very bright colour when we've been living in black (well, it is easy) all winter, then you can try wearing a print that has a fleck of yellow through it. It doesn't need to be the dominant colour, you can still look at prints with neutral bases.

New Look, €29.99 New Look, €29.99

Floral prints always return for spring, and our favourite high street shops are also showing the yellow love by using them in pretty tea dresses and blouses. Try this one (above from New Look) under a denim or leather jacket and sandals or flat pumps.

Yumi Spring Summer 2016 Yumi Spring Summer 2016

And for the brave among us, you can go all out and opt for the season's skater dress. This also might be a good time to talk shades. There are many, many shades of yellow from lemon to mustard; it's what you match them with that flatters the colour and makes it attractive to wear. Brighter hues like lemon look chic with navy, whereas mustard looks good with stronger colours like brighter blues, but conversely, burgundy and more autumnal shades.

It's definitely bright and bold, but is yellow top of you list of trends for Spring Summer 2016?

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