Mustard Stains Fall 2008 Runways

Mustard is one of the hottest shades to hit the runways, and is one of the easiest colors to integrate into a darker Fall wardrobe.

Mustard is being used for all aspects of the clothing palette; from gloves to socks to layering basics.  For a more subtle dash of color, work in mustard socks or tights while layering.  If you’re going for a more intense visual, pick something with more coverage like a block color dress or shorts.

To keep an outfit flowing and ensure the colors mash together well, pair complimentary tones like gold or wear an accessory (such as the Lacoste tie below) that have a bit of color in them to blend the look together.

From left to right: Balenciaga, Betsey Johnson, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacoste


Accessories, anyone?

Give out a knockout visual with even the most demure pairings with mustard accessories.  What could be a classic (and perhaps too matronly) dress is instantly lifted and pops with bright pumps, boots, gloves or hat.

This is the more cost-efficient way to amp up your wardrobe with a season’s worth of staying power.  Try a traditional boxy pea coat from a thrifting adventure, plum tights and a black flapper-esque hat.  That is one combination which offers the option of being workable with pieces you already own since mustard is so complimentary to most other shades.

From left to right: Y & Kei, Armand Basi, Roksanda Ilincic, Jenni Kanye


What the high street has to offer…


From left to right: Zip Back Jumper; £32.00, Opaque Tights; £4, Suede Bow Clutch; £30; Foldover Purse; £15

Urban Outfitters:

From left to right: Obey Rider Jacket; $120, Twin Pocket Clutch; $9.99 (sale); Neon Gradient Sunglasses; $14

American Apparel:

From left to right: Mélange Funnel Neck Dress; $40, Jersey Skirt; $23, Nylon High Wasted Legging; $46, Vinyl Laptop bag; $37


Tootie; $99, Nicolette; $189, Ashbury; $299


From left to right: Sandee Pump; $70, Flojohn Pump; $100; Garlanda Pump; $70 (sale)


I would highly recommend scouting out your local thrift shops and consignment boutiqes.  Not only will you save money and find unique items; you’re also recycling clothing and saving the good ‘ol environment as well.


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