So. If I were a member of our sartorially-blessed fashion team, I would have tried on all the yellow items I have been kindly lent at the start of the week and hung them up to make a series of decadent outfits: one for each day of the five-day yellow challenge.
However, I am not a member of the fashion team which means, 20 minutes before I’m due to leave the house, I’m still unsure of how I’m ‘yellowing’ today (it’s a new word I’ve coined) and am madly trying things on (although the choice of yellow pieces I would actually wear makes for slim pickings).
It’s also bucketing down outside, which makes things even trickier. YELLOW’S MEANT TO BE SUNSHINEY AND JOYOUS, GODAMMIT! It feels like anything I wear today will be in direct contrast to the earth and everyone on it, and, therefore, slightly ridiculous.
After casting aside a sleeveless silk yellow vest (too holiday), wide leg palazzo pants (they will soak up the rain brilliantly) and a very bright yellow silk shirt (good god no), I plump for a golden furry Baum Und Pferdgarten jumper paired with cropped dark denim jeans and white trainers.
Fortunately, I have no one to impress at meetings today, otherwise this look wouldn’t wash for work. By now, I have to admit I’m struggling; with yellow’s constraints I’m not styling it with confidence, so am opting for some fairly safe colour combinations and styles. Perhaps this hue would be better in someone else’s (far more adventurous) hands?