Mustard. Amber. Marigold. Saffron. Whatever you choose to call it, to me it’s yellow mixed with brown. I usually favor bright, clean colors. But this shade has been popping up on everything from pretty blouses and skinny jeans to bags and boots.
My sister, a frequent shopper of Urban Outfitters, loves this shade, along with its cousin, an olive color that leans more towards brown than green. She always looks cool in a grungy, hipster, not-trying-too-hard way. This is because she wears one piece at a time, like a bag or a beanie. I fear if you wear this shade head to toe, you might end up looking like a bag lady.
These earthy tones are more than just trendy, they’re reminiscent of the 70s, when such colors were splashed on bell-bottoms, fringed vests and whole living room sofa sets. Not that I’m suggesting you get a mustard couch; depending on the color scheme of your living space, it might be an eye sore.
Take a tip from my sister and incorporate this edgy color into your wardrobe, even if it’s with a small accessory, like the faux-leather trim satchel by Ecote from Urban Outfitters or the vintage-style Fred Flare sunglasses, $14! I adore the Flouzen Api bow-tie blouse from ASOS and the Chelsea Crew canvas wedges from ModCloth. Donning this color is a fashion “risk” with street cred written all over it!
(P.S. The links on Polyvore say that the two blouses pictured, one from ASOS and the other is Alexa Chung for Madewell, are sold out, but they’re not! In fact they’re on sale, so grab ‘em quick before they’re gone!)