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!

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!


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

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

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

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

  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?

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

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

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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


  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 ;)


    A Single Girl's Musings

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


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


  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.

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  14. of course, yellow ^_^

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

  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

  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!

  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.


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

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

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

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

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


  23. AWESOME outfit girl!!! Love that yellow sweater, leather shorts and trimmed boots. You look amazing! :D

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

  25. love your outfit! <3
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