Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hot Hue: Mustard Yellow

My obsession with this particular shade of yellow started out innocently enough. One day I decided to buy a mustard yellow thermal at Target. Next, it was a knitted head wrap from Forever 21. Now, every time I go shopping, I find myself immediately drawn to mustard-colored clothing and accessories.

Even though I've had to restrain myself from buying every mustard yellow item out there a girl can still look, right? Here are some of my favorites that I recently found online:

Mustard Colored Clothing Accessories
Top Row: Dress, Coat, Cardigan

Bottom Row: Sandals, Top, Bag, Tights

As you can tell by looking at the above items, mustard-colored clothing and accessories also come in various shades. Even so, it is one of the tricker shades to pair up with other colors.

Not sure about what goes with mustard yellow? Here are the colors I recommend wearing it with:
Colors to wear with mustard yellow

Navy Blue, Chocolate Brown, Olive Green, Charcoal Gray, Dark Red

The safest bet is to pair the color with neutrals, but I particularly like wearing mustard items with olive greens and darker shades of red. Of course, there are more colors that look great with this yellow-- do you have any favorites?

And if you're still iffy about wearing mustard, here's an outfit for inspiration:
How to Wear Mustard Yellow

For this look, I wanted to showcase a simple way to incorporate this color into an everyday outfit. I love the way this navy shift dress looks against the rich yellow cardigan. Define the waist with a braided belt and some matching flats. Accessorize with a cute bird-shaped ring and you'll have an adorable casual outfit.


  1. I love mustard! My favourite colours to wear it with are dark red and navy blue, definitely :)

  2. [...] 2. Broken-In Boyfriend Chino Short- I love the slouchy look of these mustard yellow shorts. [...]

  3. Thanks for your help!! I'm going to a baby shower today and decided on a pair of brown stretch pants, black below the knee heel boots, a mustard yellow dressy tank that is long enough to be a short dress, and since it's a little cold, I wasn't sure what color long sleeve shirt to wear under the top. It looks like I'll be going with black since I don't have those colors in any of my other long sleeve shirts. It kinda looks like the outfit you have displayed only reversed!

    Thanks fir the visuals too! You were a big help!

  4. I purchased a pair of mustard slacks from calvin kline and have not worn it as yet could not figure out what color I could wear with it until I found your blog thanks a whole lot...I'm wearing it with an olive green top with matching olive shoe and black pocket book.

  5. I tend to dress very conservative, but I fell in love with a pair of mustard pump shoes today. I ventured out of my comfort zone and bought them, although I was not sure what color of cloths would go with it. But, this has been a great help because I will wear my olive green dress and will look great!

  6. I have a mustard batwing tunic that will pair GREAT with a pair of dark denim cuffed trouser pants that hit right at the ankle. Not sure what color/type shoe to wear. Any suggestions?