Jennifer Lawrence Trades Her All-Neutral Uniform for the Butter Yellow Trend

But she's still hanging on to her muted trench.

Jennifer Lawrence in New York City wearing the butter yellow trend in a t shirt with a button-up cardigan
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Anyone keeping a close eye on Jennifer Lawrence's spring outfits expects a daily lesson in layering neutrals. They don't expect a shirt stacking tutorial featuring one of 2024's brightest color trends—yet that's exactly what the noted fan of a muted, tonal palette just offered. (In case fashion forgot, she has the range.)

For a casual outing in New York City on April 10, Lawrence embraced the butter yellow trend through a spin on the shirt sandwich (that is, styling three contrasting tops over one another). Her base? A sunshine-y crewneck T-shirt. In the middle? A navy button-up cardigan of unknown provenance. And on top: Her olive oversize trench coat by The Row, a repeat-wear from her deep collection.

Jennifer Lawrence walks down a street in New York City carrying a yellow bag while wearing a butter yellow t-shirt, jeans, and yellow Vans sneakers

Jennifer Lawrence's shirt sandwich began with a butter yellow T-shirt and ended with a slouchy coat by The Row.

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One pop of the mood-boosting shade wasn't enough. Lawrence also wore butter yellow in the form of Vans sneakers and a Polo Ralph Lauren shoulder bag. Straight-leg jeans by La Ligne, a black leather belt, and tinted sunglasses balanced out all that color.

Maybe Lawrence's unexpected pop of color came from everyone's source of pocket-sized outfit inspiration: TikTok. The app is being painted "butter yellow" through videos calling it the spring nail trend to watch. The upbeat shade is just as prevalent offline and beyond beauty: Marie Claire's editors and trend forecasters named one of the season's best shades after it appeared across Spring 2024 runways from Bottega Veneta to Carolina Herrera.

Even if the shade is popping up like a bed of freshly planted daffodils, it's still somewhat surprising in Lawrence's wardrobe. Working with Jamie Mizrahi—both Adele's and, more recently, Meghan Markle's stylist—Lawrence has tended toward neutral-on-neutral (-on neutral) outfits. She dresses in a reliable stable of quiet luxury brands like The Row, Alaïa, and even more of The Row; gray and camel coats, white maxi skirts, and slouchy navy sweaters are some of her repeat favorites.

Jennifer Lawrence walking down a street in New York City wearing a robe coat and sneakers

Usually, Jennifer Lawrence's daytime outfits stick to an all-neutral-everything palette. From fall to spring, she wraps up in camel or gray coats with tonal basics underneath—like this errand running look from November.

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That said, pops of color are becoming more frequent in Lawrence's springtime wardrobe. Two days ago, she paired an emerald green cardigan from U.K. knitwear brand &Daughter with track pants. Maybe spring really is the season for renewal where Lawrence's personal style is concerned; she just needs one more outfit to prove it. May I suggest glacial blue or pale lilac?

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.