Fashion Trends

Papaya Is The Latest Tropical Colour From The Runways


With sunny shades of orange and fiery red dominating the catwalks for the season ahead, it’s no surprise that warmer tones are officially en vogue for summertime. If you’re escaping to the beach this summer or simply soaking up the rays from your own backyard, slipping into papaya shades may be your sartorial solution. Try drawing your inspiration from the season’s runways, and rocking this hot summertime shade for both business and play.

Casual Chic

For a sweet Saturday look, take your fashion cues from the Trussardi runway and transform a humble dark yellow crop top into a chic layering piece. Combine a form-fitting cropped blouse with an oversized beige linen blazer and coordinating loose trousers. Meanwhile, a long silver chain necklace and a contrasting papaya-toned belt help to complete your ensemble.

Work Wear

At the office, rich papaya shades can instantly enhance a sun-kissed complexion and breathe fresh tropical air into your cubicle. Slip into a knee-length dress with an A-line silhouette and puffed three-quarter sleeves, as spotted at Oscar de la Renta. For a feminine finishing touch, a pair of espadrille wedges can instantly accentuate your proportions.


Look no further than the Prabal Gurung runway as you select your ensemble for the evening. Try pairing the season’s hottest shade with the soft, flowing depths of the must-have slip dress. The look of a deep V-neckline, dainty straps and a maxi-length hemline can immediately transform this fruity summer shade into a sensual, rich hue.

Photos: Vogue Runway