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Calvin Klein sheath under Quince sweater, Hipstik pantyhose, Vince Camuto boots, Sam Edelman bucket bag, garnet necklace and earrings, Cole Haan motorcycle shearling coat, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves.

What to wear with mustard yellow is a question I often get from my readers. This fascinating color pops up as a trend perennially, so it’s almost a classic or evergreen. Nevertheless, many people find it hard to wear because of its quite different vibe than most fashion colors. In this post, I demonstrate the answer with example outfit ideas for a mustard yellow sweater. Read what makes this color different, and how to style this beautiful color at any age, no matter of your color season.



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Mustardy Yellow is a Deep Fall/Deep Winter Color

When you are a deep autumn/ deep winter, this color belongs to your palette. Light to fair skin tones with neutral or warm undertone look best in this dark yellow. However, in contrast to many other colors, this extremely warm color flatters all complexions. When you feel not comfortable wearing  mustard close to your face, but love the color/trend, try it for your bottoms. Just add a top in a matching color from your season.


Which Colors Look Great with Mustard Yellow?

The best neutrals to wear with mustard yellow are black, gray, white, navy, burgundy, indigo, and tan. In deed, navy blue is the complementary color of mustard. Consequently, the two colors look great together.  Another styling option is to match mustard yellow with its analogous colors yellow-green and red-orange. More on how to wear analogous colors.

Try styling a monochromatic outfit with other hues of yellow or gold.


style blogger wearing a yellow leather skirt for outfit ideas for a mustard yellow sweater
Overland B3-bomber jacket, leopard print tights, Longchamp bag, smoky quartz necklace and earrings, Quince sweater.


For a colorful, bold look try fuchsia, magenta, red, mauve, purple, teal, blue-green, hunter-green, turquoise, or emerald green.


What Is Great about Mustardy Yellow?

This color is bold, but doesn’t overwhelming the senses like pure bright yellow does. However, it’s not neutral. Nevertheless, it offset other shades astonishingly well. Therefore, and because of its muddy (muted) appearance, it has a sophisticated, professional vibe. As a result, styling mustard is not as hard to style as other fashion colors or the primary bright yellow.

The latter can easily read kiddo, crayons, or vacation on a mature woman. Wearing neon yellow over 40  is even more risky than the pure color.


How to Style Mustard Yellow?

Avoid to go over board color-wise. Just pick one additional matching color. Then style the look around these two. The easiest way is to add accessories, shoes, and a bag in these two colors. An exact match is not required.


outfit idea aroun mustardy gold and navy blue with skirt boot scarf belt sweater
Ralph Lauren denim skirt, Hipstik tights, L.K. Bennett boots, Kieselstein Cord belt, cameo necklace and earrings, unbranded silk scarf watch c/o Nordgreen, Hermes collier de chien bangle.



Another option is to use accessories that among others have the two colors. If you go that route, ensure that you repeat your two main colors three times in the outfit.

Wear the mustardy color with plaid, prints, stripes, scarves, etc. that have the color like the plaid skirt in the outfit inspiration below.


Further example Outfit Ideas for a Mustard Yellow Sweater

Here are some outfit inspiration that are easy to reproduce from pieces in your own closet.


style book author demonstrating what to wear with a mustard sweater
Example of picking up mustard from a fabric. Tracy Reese plaid skirt, Hipstik tights, Overland shearling booties, citrine and moonstone necklace, Quince sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle. and watch c/o Nordgreen watches. Get 15% off with my discount code HLSTYLE.



color blocking a mustardy sweater with purple skirt and red booties black bomber jacket
Quince sweater, J. Crew skirt, GNW tights, Overland booties and B-3 bomber jacket, fluorite and quartz necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, watch c/o Nordgreen.


Outfit details of featured image: Calvin Klein sheath under Quince sweater, Hipstik pantyhose, Vince Camuto boots, Sam Edelman bucket bag, garnet necklace and earrings, Cole Haan motorcycle shearling coat, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves.


Downloadable Matching Color Sheet

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infographic showing great color combinations with mustard yellow

Photos of me: G. Kramm

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