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Fashion: Egg-yolk yellow – how to wear the style world's trickiest colour

The autumn chills might be here – but your wardrobe can still be sunny-side-up, says Liz Connor

Left, Oasis Bias Cut Skirt, £32; Ribbed Knit Jumper, £40; Zebra Heeled Boots (available November), £45; right, Oliver Bonas Alma Shimmer Striped Knitted Jumper, £45; Corduroy Rust Red Mini Pinafore Dress, £65; Yellow Suede Leather Envelope Crossbody Bag £59.50

MOVE over burgundy, spiced orange and earthy brown, there's a new colour that's set to dominate our autumn style – and it's inspired by the zingiest shade in the paintbox.

Yellow might not seem like the easiest trend to rock year-round, but with a few simple style cues, it can easily become the hardest-working hue in your wardrobe.

If you're already reaching for your lemon blazer or dusting off your canary clutch bag, take note: This season's trend is all about a delicious shade called 'egg yolk'.

Richer than butterscotch, brighter than burnt orange and nudging into gold territory, egg yolk is surprisingly versatile shade that works for all skin tones – even those on the fair and freckly side.

Try pairing up matching pieces with the same tone and fabric for an effortless statement, or add a colourful blouse to a simple pair of tailored leather trousers for a less out-there take on the trend.

Egg-yolk even lends itself to the office. Yellow tailoring is one of the smartest ways to get an edge on the trend and the high street offers a variety of sunflower-coloured suits, from double-breasted 70s power dressing to sweet and simple blazers.

Dress them up with a pair of minimal kitten heels, or take the look down a notch with a slouchy white slogan tee and a pair of white Veja V-10 trainers.

Here's our pick of the best, autumn-ready yellow pieces to start incorporating into your wardrobe now...

Oasis Bias Cut Skirt, £32; Ribbed Knit Jumper, £40; Zebra Heeled Boots (available November), £45

Oliver Bonas Alma Shimmer Striped Knitted Jumper, £45; Corduroy Rust Red Mini Pinafore Dress, £65; Yellow Suede Leather Envelope Crossbody Bag £59.50

M&Co Coated Jeans £26; Yellow Top £26

Dorothy Perkins Yellow Spot Design Jacquard Top, currently reduced to £21 from £28; Yellow Multi-Way Shoulder Bag, reduced to £18.75 from £25; Black 'Excite' Pointed Toe Court Shoes, reduced to £18.75 from £25; Paper Bag Trousers (available from late October), £28

Wool Midi Skirt £110, Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater £170, Pure Collection

WStatement Check Coat, £45 from Tu Clothing

Mustard Stripe Chiffon Ruffle Midi Dress, £27.99, New Look

Elsa Cardigan, £49.95, White Stuff

Tessa tote bag, was £42, now £21, Acessorize

Satin Yellow Bow Blouse, £16 from F&F

Floral Lace Insert Maxi Dress – Print, £55, from Very

Left, M&Co Coated Jeans £26; Yellow Top £26; right, Dorothy Perkins Yellow Spot Design Jacquard Top, currently reduced to £21 from £28; Yellow Multi-Way Shoulder Bag, reduced to £18.75 from £25; Black 'Excite' Pointed Toe Court Shoes, reduced to £18.75 from £25; Paper Bag Trousers (available from late October), £28

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