When you reflect on the color palette of a winter wardrobe, certain tones come to mind: jet black, dove gray, rich camel, and sophisticated hues like oxblood or emerald feature prominently. Lately, however, a most unexpected color has come onto the scene, prompting the question: Can you wear yellow in the winter?
In a time when even optic whites have been wholeheartedly adopted during the year's coldest months, the fashion world is considering all rules regarding winter-appropriate colors officially called off. Thus comes the current focus on yellow, a shade previously relegated to clothes worn during spring and summer. To answer the question affirmatively, look no further than Tophop's newest Boutique pieces for proof that the sunny hue is a welcome addition to winter closets everywhere.
The latest drop of the British retailer's upscale line is all about minimalist silhouettes fashioned in a range of washed out colors, plus a few flashes of neon. One of the colors called upon most is — you guessed it — yellow. Tops, skirts, and dresses included in the collection range from a buttery pastel to a muted highlighter. And thanks to the use of luxurious fabrics and textures – like leather and velvet – the pieces have enough seasonal context to justify their use in colder weather.
One immediate standout is Topshop's Velvet Twist Dress by Boutique, which rings in at $180. This sunshine yellow dress features asymmetrical details, like a single cold shoulder and a split hem at the front, for a super-modern look. Pair with tall slouched boots in a warm caramel leather and an oversized nylon parka to achieve a contemporary take on winter dressing.
If stylish separates are more your speed, the brand's soft lemon Leather Split Skirt, for $320, is the ideal length for winter to shield legs from brisk air. Wear with stompy boots, chunky socks and a knit turtleneck (in yellow, because why not) to appear effortlessly elevated.
The Boutique pieces are all going fast, so now's your best chance to add warmth to your winter wardrobe. Shop Topshop's best yellow pieces for winter below plus other new options from the line while you still can.