How to wear mustard yellow?
Reader’s request: Today someone googled “how to wear mustard yellow” and landed on my blog so I decided to answer her.
Mustard yellow is not as hard to wear that it might seem and it is a very chic color that often comes back with autumn (probably to match the falling leaves).
Plus it is much more flattering for the complexion (any complexion) than you might think.
So with what colors could you match a mustard yellow item?
Here are some outfits I created:
1. With automnal colors
Mustard yellow is a warm color that evoques automn leaves. In this outfit I paired it with similar colors such as a soft bronze, a dark burgundy and a creamy chocolate. The rich textures of the shiny golden scarf and of the leopard pump contribute to make the outfit both chic and bohemian.
2. With complementary eggplant color
On the color wheel, purple is on the opposite of yellow. Therefore they complete each other harmoniously in this look. I have chosen an eggplant hue which is much somber than the mustard yellow hue in order not to overload the look with bright colors as I explained in my article about how to match colors. Then I associated neutral black shoes, gold jewels which is a “warm” metal, a sophisticated bordeaux lipstick in a shade close to eggplant and a pale pink nailpolish which is also in pink hues.
3. With neighbor color dark green
Ok this is not obvious but that heeled boot IS dark green ^^ By the way, it proves that you do not have to be eccentric when adding colors in your outfit and you can work it out with subtle shades just like this one. So, in the street you will first notice the dark green boots + mustard yellow coat mix and then a have a glimpse on the raspberry with yoghurt (I invent the colors I feel like inventing ^^) knitted sweater. It all matches cause dark green and mustard yellow are close to each other on the color wheel (what i call neighbor colors) and because the coat is much brighter than the boots. The raspberry-yoghurt shade is on the opposite side of the color wheel, close to the purple and contains more white than the two other colors which makes it a good match in terms of saturation. I completed the look with neutral black items and natural makeup plus some gold preciousness on the nails.
If all that “saturation” thing seems complicated for you, just remember that too much bright colors together is just TOO MUCH. proof here.
4. With neutral navy blue
Navy blue is a color that matches almost every other color but is just not as obvious as black. That is why, as I wrote many times, I consider it being part of the neutral team. It especially matches the mustard yellow because blue is on the opposite side of the color wheel and because the navy shade is much darker than the yellow shade. I completed the look with some neutral jeans and boots, a hint of shiny raspberry on the nails and lips and a bit of golden earring to enlighten the face. Et voilà!
And you? How do you feel about mustard yellow?