How to Wear Mustard Yellow

Bright yellow has been welcomed in my wardrobe for years now, but one color I never quite got behind was dark yellow, a.k.a., mustard. When I ordered this Rebecca Minkoff Christy Bag in Butterscotch, I was expecting it to be a slightly lighter yellow. I was dismayed and completely caught off-guard. I didn’t know how to wear mustard yellow at all! How was I supposed to work my new bag into my wardrobe when I literally didn’t own any other mustard pieces?!?


The answer? I started with something simple. I broke in this bag by wearing a classic look – a white tee with a black dress over it. A surefire combo that goes with any accessories, no matter the color. The bag stood its ground against the black dress (and blended in perfectly against the taxis!).

Shirt: Amazon

Dress: Forever 21 (similar here)

Sunglasses: Amazon

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar here)

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While I do have quite a bit of black and white in my wardrobe, I thought long and hard about what other ways I could potentially incorporate mustard into my everyday looks. Turns out my mustard bag also looks incredible against dark blue; almost-orange directly contrasts with true blue. I can’t wait to wear my bag with my dark wash jeans once the temperatures drop.

With fall around the corner, you can expect to see mustard yellow popping up just about everywhere. If you’re still on the fence about hopping aboard the mustard train, consider the fact that it’s so versatile it’s ridiculous. Mustard honestly looks amazing with black, white, blues, purples, reds. The shoppable widget below proves it:

Have you always rocked mustard? Feeling like you know how to wear mustard yellow now? Still mustard-phobic after reading this? Share your thoughts on mustard, other yellows, and fall color palettes with me in the comments below!

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  1. August 15, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Omg this look is so cute! I’m loving the statement shoes and the tee under your dress. You’re giving me major fall vibes!

    Xo Logan

  2. August 15, 2018 / 11:56 am

    seriously obsessed with that bag and love the color!! and of course love how you styled it in such a fun and classic way x

  3. Taylor Doucette
    August 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I’ve been OBSESSED with mustard yellow lately and that bag is amazing!! Also loving your boots!

  4. August 15, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Love mustard! Its perfect for accessories.
    I have to say, those boots are amazing!

  5. August 15, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I don’t wear too much mustard yellow though I do love the look. Mustard is going to be all over this fall!

  6. August 15, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Love that mustard bag with the black and white contrast! It’s so practical to use accessories for a POP of color while keeping your everyday clothes versatile!

  7. shay
    August 15, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    For some reason, I love mustard yellow. All shades look good on me but I just love a good mustard yellow/forest green combo!

  8. August 16, 2018 / 6:38 am

    I love mustard yellow! You look amazing! your shoes are so fab!

  9. August 16, 2018 / 6:41 am

    I love mustard yellow! You look amazing! your shoes are so fab!!

  10. August 16, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Gorllll, you already know how obsessed I am with that bag and those boots! Like the guy yelling past us on his bike said… “I LIKE YOUR BOOTS!!!!”

      August 16, 2018 / 8:03 am

      omfggg that was so awkward hahaaa

  11. August 16, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I LOVE that bag! I actually find mustard yellow easier to wear than bright yellow because it’s more muted and toned down, but you can still use it as a highlight piece! I love how you wore a more simple look to pair with this bag, but those shoes are to die for!

  12. Rachel
    August 18, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I’m very drawn to bring yellow, but since i’m a short/petite person, I can only pull it off in small doses! This bag is the perfect way to rock a bright color!

  13. August 20, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Yellow is not normally my favorite color but you rock it!! You are a fashion queen!!

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