Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pour on the Mustard

With cool weather moving in, we have a tendency to focus more on rich colors to set the mood for shorter days and cooler nights. Teal and mustard yellow emerge as front-runners for popular, splashy colors this fall. Sometimes they are even paired together as a bold mix in patterns and colors. I thought that might be a bit too flashy for a beginner color-blocker so today I picked one color - mustard yellow.
Maybe our admiration for this mustard color is inspired by the changing color of the leaves during the fall, but whatever the reason every season we see it make a comeback as we move into the colder months. Here I am wearing black leather shorts and brown fur-trimmed boots. Pairing brown and black is a great combination for fall/winter because it looks so warm and casual. To complement this ensemble while giving it a boost of color, I paired it with this mustard sweater. I love how the addition of this sweater brings such a warm tone to my ensemble.
Mustard might seem like a difficult color to wear, but there are many different shades of mustard ranging from honey to Dijon, you just need to experiment and choose one that suits you best. The key to pulling off this bold color is pairing it with darker, more neutral colors. 
To continue my fur fever I brought out these fur-trimmed boots which I have had for over 3 years. They are so warm and comfy. To neutralize the outfit even more I completed this outfit with my sand F&C fold-over bag. I adore this bag! It's big enough to hold all my essentials and can be worn many different ways - in the hand, on the shoulder, on the arm or fold-over as a cross-body.
So there you have it ladies - my attempt at going from bland to bold with this season's latest color sensation; mustard yellow. I think mustard has such an automatic warmth to it - it's my new favorite color. With proper experimentation to find a color that is right for your complexion - you can definitely pull off this very trendy color - have fun ladies!

[Outfit]
Sweater :: H&M
Shorts :: H&M
Tights :: DKNY
Boots :: Aldo
Bag :: Foley & Corinna Plated Mid-City Tote
Earrings & Bangle :: Swapped
Necklace :: Gift

Thanks for reading!

26 comments:

  1. Mustard is a good color on you! Love how it brings a pop of sunshine! Xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  2. dear, I love this outfit a lot. especially the mustard sweater. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. i like the off the shoulder element in the sweater with those perfect for the tights, shorts, & boots earrings!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love ur outftit *O* it´s very cute! ^^

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi thu- just say your comment now! haven't blogged in a while. this color looks brighter than mustard yellow, but nonetheless looks great. mommy, husband, and law school? how does she do it?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love mustard yellow. Makes you feel so festive in the fall.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You look amazing in yellow! I love yellow, I wish I'd see more people wearing it :D Gorgeous look!!!

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi! Mustard is a very nice color on you. great color for this fall. and I really like the bag.. Cuteness!

    Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  9. You look great in mustard, my dear. The colour really compliments your skin. Your handbag is just lovely, I love bags with stud details, and yours is just the perfect size as well! Love the outfit ;)

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love mustard! And that sweater looks so cozy!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the shorts!I also am on the hunt for more mustard items!

    -Doan
    http://anewdoan.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've been trying to find a good mustard item forever! Love your sweater, it makes me want to go to H&M to find it haha. The leather shorts are another item I've been wanting too! Actually, wanna just send me those 2 plz? :p Juust kidding.


    Btw thanks for visiting my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Come join my giveaway and get the chance to win a dress chosen by you! LOVE + Chicks In Feathers giveaway!

    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

    ReplyDelete
  14. of course, yellow ^_^

    not really my favorite color but it looks really good on you =))

    ReplyDelete
  15. this is more like a dijon mustard shade, no? Nonetheless, it looks FABULOUS on you! I definitely need more yellow in my closet and I have mustard on my list, fo sho! Love how you paired it with more neutral colors, too! That bag is to die for, lady!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    ReplyDelete
  16. Really?? Those boots are from Aldo? They look like ones I saw from Prada... You look fantastic in yellow, and I think any shade would look great on you! The shorts are fab and so is your bag...I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. You look gorgeous in yellow! It's a hard shade for me to pull off - it has to be just the right shade. And the sweater looks great with those shorts. Very fab.

    Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  18. Mustard is definitely one of my favourite colours! You look amazing1

    ReplyDelete
  19. You look beautiful as always!....how do you manage to always look so stunning? :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I LOVE mustard!!! And that sweater looks so warm & cozy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. love the yellow sweater! The colour is so bright and happy :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Mustard looks lovely on you and I just love those boots!

    Heather
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. AWESOME outfit girl!!! Love that yellow sweater, leather shorts and trimmed boots. You look amazing! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. That sweater looks incredible on you!!! Such a stunning colour, you pull it off so well!

    www.chopandcrop.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. love your outfit! <3
    mind to visit my blog and follow :)
    i will follow you back

    www.feliciayohana.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I welcome and read every comment, and will make every effort to reciprocate. If you enjoy my blog, please follow me using Google Friend Connect, Twitter and/or BlogLovin'. Have an awesome day - Thu