Wednesday, November 22

Styling Mustard for Autumn


Autumn is my favourite time of year, when the leaves start to fall and warm, golden hues fill the air. The days become shorter, the air becomes crisp and the slight chill means we can slowly start pulling out last season's knits ready for another year. Dressing for Autumn weather can be quite problematic as we all know one minute its 18 degrees and the sun is beaming and the next its absolutely pitch black and a cold chill has taken over, but with some light layering and clever pieces you can easily be prepared come rain or shine. Perhaps the best part about Autumn fashion is the colour palette that this brings - golden hues of warm yellows, deep reds and forest greens just to name a couple of my favourites. I've always loved mustard but I've been quite dubious about wearing it as I wasn't sure it suited my skin tone (ridiculous I know). Now that I work in an office I have a lot more freedom about what I can wear and I am a lot more experimental when it comes to colour.

One of the most dominating trends this season is mustard and it is literally taking over the high street and my own personal wardrobe. There are so many different ways you can style it and tweak it to suit your own style and today I thought I would share with you three looks where I have done exactly that.  


 

Jacket, Shoes, Top - Primark | Jumper - Miss Selfridge | Trousers - Zara

The first look I wanted to feature had to include these gorgeous floral print trousers I picked up from Zara a few years ago. I've worn these dressed up with heels and a cami over Summer and dressed down with a jumper and flats for a more casual look. Here I've opted for a mustard waffle knit which compliments the look perfectly, but I find you can also pair with navy for a more relaxed look. A crisp white shirt looks great on it's own or underneath your choice of knit and just finishes this look perfectly. 


  

Coat & Jumper - Primark | Jeans - New Look | Bag - Topshop | Trainers - Adidas 

For my next look I wanted to style something that's a little different for me so I chose this long check coat from Primark. I love a good check coat and the subtle mustard stripes running through this one are a nice way to incorporate the colour into your wardrobe without being it being too in your face. I wanted to try a more casual look here so I paired with my trusty superstars, jeans and another mustard knit but in a slightly darker shade. I really like how this outfit turned out and this is perfect for layering as the weather really starts to cool down.


 

Jacket - Primark | Shirt - Miss Selfridge | Skirt - Topshop | Boots - New Look 

For the final look I decided to chose something slightly out of my comfort zone so I decided to style this striped shirt with a raw hem mini skirt. I added my trusty biker and pair of faux suede ankle boots to give a bit of edge with a feminine touch. This is not an outfit I would normally opt for as bare legs are not something I often brave. That being said I think the skirt really brings out the stripes in the shirt and worn tucked in or out this look is exactly how I imagined. 

What trends are you loving at the moment? Make sure you check out some of my favourite mustard pieces from the high-street this season:
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