#ZAlebsStyle - Yellow Summer

Time to brighten up your Spring/Summer 2017 with the brightest colour in the spectrum

By  | Dec 05, 2018, 07:57 PM

#ZAlebsStyle - Yellow Summer
A lot of women, especially darker skinned black women, have shied away from wearing yellow for so long as many felt that the colour was not flattering due to ill-conceived stereotypes. Thanks to a few slay queens on the ‘gram and other social networks, we are starting to see just how bomb the right shade of yellow can look on a number of different women.


As such, it was the colour of the season in both local and international fashion week Spring/Summer 2017 showcases.

During 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg showcase held a few weeks ago at Mall of Africa, yellow featured in the accessories for Adam Paris’ range as well as the Tsonga inspired show-stopper Khanya Mkhangisa wore during the Khosi Nkosi #MBFWJ17 show. 

#ZAlebsStyle - Yellow Summer

So take cues from your faves on how YOU can go yellow this Spring/Summer 2017.

Dineo Moeketsi

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If you've got somewhere fancy to be and you want to look good but not over the top, take a style cue from Dineo in this short Quiteria & George number. A classy take on spring/summer's hottest trend. 

Thando Thabethe 

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Or glam it up for the evening a-la Thando Thabethe. The strapless dress give it a sexy feel and provides the perfect blank canvas for a glam facebeat and some sparkly jewels. 

Bonang Matheba

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One thing is for sure when it comes to South African summers, you're going to be spending a lot of time on the social scene (usually at braais) so keep it casual and comfy but sexy just like Queen B. 

Throw on some fab shades and a GORGEOUS pair of hoop earrings to give your outfit "that thing."

Loot Love

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If you've spent all winter building your summer body but dresses aren't your thing, go the casual sporty vibe like Loot Love. It incorporates the yellow without over whleming the outfit.

Thuli Phongolo

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Speaking of sporty, the all-in-one legging is also a good option if you're not in the mood for a dress. Check out how Thuli P wore it. 

Khanya Mkhangisa

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Khanya provides the perfect option for those who want to keep it chilled, sporty and sexy. Just borrow your man's t-shirt and wear it as a dress. 

No man? No problem, just head into the menswear department of your favourite store and buy yourself an oversized tee. 

Liesl Laurie

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If you spend your summers lunching with the girls and posting pics on the 'gram, this short suit that Liesl has on is just for you. It incorporates the trend while keeping you looking cute and classy. 

If all this is too much for you, start simple with a yellow manicure...

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