Tuesday, March 5, 2024

#WeekendWardrobe: Shine Bright in Rio-Worthy Yellow like Toolz, Keke Palmer & Ashley Madekwe

Colour choice is very important when deciding on an outfit to wear for the weekend, and while there’s a whole rainbow of shades to choose from, we at SPICE are here to help you narrow down to one on-trend hue: Yellow, as seen sported the globe over at the moment, in the wake of the 2014 World Cup.

One of the colours of Brazil’s flag and its infamous football team’s shirts, care-free yellow is pretty big at the moment and takes over as the shade du jour, looking great on many skin tones – from fair to dark – and instantly brightening your look wherever you plan to go this weekend (whether that’s a football pitch in Rio, by a TV in a bar or shopping, since your man’s busy watching the games).

And, as usual, many of our favourite stylish celebrities have been spotted wearing stand out yellows – from Beyonce and Solange, to Yvonne Nelson and Tiwa Savage, so you know it’s a covetable colour that should be in everyone’s wardrobe this season;


Nigerian-British actress and fashion blogger Ashley Madekwe, looked stunning in this yellow silk Diane von Furstenburg jumpsuit that flattered her fair skin tone. Paired with a Chanel belt, strappy sandals, slicked back hair and red lips, the Revenge star showed us once again why many people look to her for style inspiration.

Another actress demonstrating how to sport yellow is the beautiful Keke Palmer, who wore a striking tone to the premiere of Think like a Man Too in Hollywood last week. The 20 year old, (yes 20, we’re just as shocked as you are) wore a sleeveless, low V midi dress that flaunted her cleavage in a sexy yet subtle way, which she complimented with silver Louboutins and a trendy purple lip.

And lastly, we have the queen of curves – the infamous Toolz Oniru. The gorgeous radio and TV personality turned heads at the Ebonylife TV launch in a bright, velvet maxi dress which hugged her coca-cola bottle figure. The gown by Liam Fashion Agency was fitted to perfection against her chocolate skin, leaving Ms Oniru beaming and looking radiant – and us totally in awe!

So, you want to be on-trend in yellow this weekend? Simply shop our top 5 picks below;

YellowCollage11. Alexander Mcqueen’s Knee-Length Dress, £577

If you’re attending a formal event this weekend and are not quite sure what to wear, why not opt for this turtleneck, draped dress by fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen. The ruche detailing at the centre will grip your waist and flatter your frame, whilst the beautiful golden shade will make your skin effortlessly glow. We know it’s pricey, but it’s totally worth it and it’s on sale now. Nab it quickly before the price rises!

2. Alice + Olivia’s Bright Yellow Sequinned Mesh Dress, £445

This glistening, yellow, mesh number is extremely versatile for most occasions. It can be worn to a wedding, to a dinner, to a bar, to the club… in fact there are few places this dress can’t be shown off at. The embellishments on it will have everyone questioning where you got your dress from and wondering why they don’t have one too. Grab yours and be glad you did.

3. Coast’s “Dionysus” Skirt, £75

Showcase your girly style in this vivid statement skirt with box pleats, suitable for all shapes. This garment can be worn anywhere you please and would look great paired with a simple black, white or grey top, so the luminosity of the skirt can scream ‘colour’.

4. Joie Rancher’s Yellow Silk T-shirt, £155

Whether you plan to relax all day or paint the town yellow, this silk t-shirt will allow you to look stylish while being comfortable. Team it with skinny jeans and flats during the day or add a pair of heels for evenings out.

5. Oh My Love’s Frill Front Playsuit, £35

This lemon, polyester playsuit with frills at the front can be worn at any time of the day and is suitable for a variety of outings. Show off your legs and hold your head up high in this perfect, petite one-piece.

Have a joyful weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #Yellow.

Image source: Fashionbombdaily.com, Genevieveng.com, Polyvore.com, Wwd.com

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