A light shade of yellow is on-trend at the moment, and it’s called butter, or butter yellow. It’s neither mustard, daffodil, nor citron but more of a pastel yellow tint, created by mixing saturated yellow with some white. The result can be very, very light yellow or a more saturated pastel that borders on a mid-tone. Some butters look a bit beige and like raw corn. 

We’re seeing butter yellow across all wardrobe items and incorporated into some patterns too. Here are some examples:

Hobbs
June Cotton Sweater
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Esprit
Trui van 100% katoen
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Shopbop
STAND Vincent Dress
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Mango
Belt Handmade Coat
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H&M
Rib-knit Cardigan
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Shopbop
Samoon Baby Bao Bag
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Shopbop
By Far Cush Bag
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Shopbop
STAND Ciana Top
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Mango
Mom High-waist Jeans
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Mango
Oversize Knit Sweater
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Mango
Flowers Knit Cardigan
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H&M
Oversized Denim Jacket
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Butter yellow is more versatile than I thought. To my eye, it looks good worn with tints of white, earthy browns, olive, light pink, guava pink, shocking pink, tomato red, orange, turquoise, and most blues. Some of my friends like to wear butter yellow with grey, black and white, and it looks fab. Butter yellow with melange grey has an ‘80s flavour to it.

I got a pair of super comfy, suede butter yellow loafers last year, and wore them a lot in the Spring and Summer with the colours I mentioned above. I tried to get a bag to match but no luck yet. In the meantime, I wore them with one of my citron bags which doesn’t match, but works quite well. Or I’d carry a mismatched bag. I’m looking forward to wearing them again soon.

Zappos
Cole Haan Cole Haan
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My heart is with bright and acidic citron, but if I bumped into a fab butter yellow denim jacket that matched my shoes, I’d enjoy wearing that too. Over to you. Do you like butter yellow, and will you wear it? Remember that the pastel can work well as an accessory or pair of shoes if you don’t fancy it as an item of clothing.