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Camel and Yellow

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Sophie Elkan
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Yes, you read that right. Less styling suggestions for a particular garment this month, more a visual guide to the recent rightness of camel and yellow as a combination. Aren’t we all craving something fresh? It might seem discordant at first sight, but very quickly the eye adapts, and the pairing looks perfectly symbiotic. Camel is the ultimate neutral, and neutrals are elevated from classic to current when worn with vivid tones.

Talking of classic, our hero piece this month is the trench coat. Of course, a trench needn’t be camel but Marks & Spencer’s seasonal offering is a commendable example of the archetype. We’re particularly taken by the military details notes: the practical design, storm flaps, the epaulettes, the neat buckle belt, and all for just

£55. Bravo Marks! marksandspencer.com

The abundance of soft springtime hues provide commendable contrast here, with golden yellows as the dominating note. This exquisite square of molten silk is the antithesis of the coat with its muted, rigid structure which makes it a most intriguing match. Trio of Hares from the Enchanted Forest collection,

£280 furiousgoose.co.uk

In 1967, New York City decreed that all official ‘medallion taxis’ be painted yellow to make them easy to spot, and prevent fraudulent pick-ups. Why yellow? It was the favourite colour of the fleet manufacturer’s wife. Now a true icon of the city, and equally distinctive in sweater form by the wonderful Joanie Clothing.

£45 joanieclothing.com

Now we are all making the most of any legitimate reason to leave the house, why not invest in Vivienne Westwood’s colour blocked tote bag to pick up any essential items? Should you need further justification that this is the bag for you, this could be the clincher; it’s as practical as it is pretty with its reinforced base and handy zipped internal pocket. Women’s Worker Small Runner Holdall

£195 coggles.com

We are very much here for these buttery cropped pants from Zara which we see as a timely reminder that lighter, brighter days are coming. Bring on spring.

£29.99 zara.com

The insouciance of a hoop, in star form. Kaleidopop Jewellery – made from upcycled leather – is our latest Instagram obsession, mainly because it makes us smile. Fabulous use of colour, and cool quirky designs. Find the shop on Instagram

@kaleidopopjewellery and prices are from £10.

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