Thursday, 2 May 2013

Marvellous mustard...

I really love this outfit, my friend Matilda gave me this cardigan a while ago and I was never sure what to pair it with as it is such a bright mustard colour. My love affair with mustard has been slowly growing since January last year but I'm still not convinced that the colour suits me, what do you think? I try not to wear jeans more than once a week to work because it feels kind of lazy for me and also because I have so many clothes, I want to wear them all as much as possible! This is such a typical Friday outfit though, the vagaries of public transport and the weather call for some clever layering and this is pretty cosy with the cardigan. 

Cardigan: Gap via Matilda, top: Vero Moda via charity shop, jeans: Topshop, shoes: Betty London ankle boots c/o Spartoo
A close up of that gorgeous print and a necklace I have had longer than I care to remember. I constantly switch between short and long necklaces but I think long ones will always be my favourite, even if they do bash annoyingly on my desk at work!


This shape of blouse is not something I would ever normally choose but I loved the print when I saw it in the charity shop and  it is perfect for making my jeans look a bit smarter for the office. I felt quite 70s inspired in this outfit, I think it's the mustard paired with the floaty blouse and the suede boots.   Apologies for my facial expressions here, I'm not quite sure what was going on with them! I have still been brushing my curls out into waves but I'm not sure if it makes this look more modern or more retro, what do you think?


The most lovely pair of boots, paired with some turn-ups equals casual perfection!


What colours do you find difficult to wear? Any tips for other colours to pair with mustard?

P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Spartoo
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17 comments

daisychain said...

Mustard really suits you! I find red hardest to wear xx

Sophie said...

Love the blouse - looks like it was a right bargain!
Sophi
X

Lily Lipstick said...

I love mustard - it looks great on you. I struggle with purples and lilacs, they make me look ill! x

Jo said...

Love the mustard, it looks great against your dark hair. I have the same cardigan in an emerald green.

I like teaming my mustard cardi with plum purples, rusty reds, dark bottle greens, bright blue or navy. I'm always surprised by its versatility.

Sophie - CGDN said...

I love you in mustard! I find nudes pretty much impossible to wear x

The Style Rawr said...

Those boots are super cute, mustard looks so amazing with dark denim!

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

Sarah said...

Love this colour on you!
x

The Girl said...

Oh how I miss being able to wear jeans to work. Stupid corporate world.

You're right though - the blouse really smartens the jeans up - I often ask myself what the difference is between a pair of skinny black jeans and a pair of skinny black trousers. NOTHING is the answer but I don't have the energy to take it up with HR.

Mustard is a brilliant colour, I feel sad I have none of it in my wardrobe.

Alice said...

I love mustard too! Such an underrated colour, but one I very much love. That blouse is oh so lovely and the perfect fit on you xxx

FAIIINT said...

The colour definitely suits you Maria! I'm so envious of how well you pull off such bright, hard to wear colours like this! :)

Imogen said...

Mustard is a great colour and I think the best idea is to pair it with a pattern just like you did

claire (jazzpad.) said...

It DEFINITELY suits you Maria. Love that splash of colour, jealous as I love mustard just not on me haha! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

Winnie said...

I love the mustard on you and goes so well with those boots too !

Dale Janee @Savvy_Spice said...

I love the color you posted with this and I would say navy and black are my favorites to pair with mustard. You look gorgeous in it and i love your tips

xo from San Francisco
~Dale
http://www.savvyspice.com

danniekate said...

your hair's getting really long! such a cute cardi :) xx

Pardon My Fashion said...

Mustard is one of my FAVE colors!! And you are rockin it...love those booties.

xoxo
Britt

Law whalebone said...

I love Mustard it has an instant vintage vibe about it, it really suits you. It looks great with a red dress too. I love those boots x

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