Friday Favorite Finds : Mustard

Written by Hannah Lyons

Hello everyone, and happy Friday!

Without wasting a second, we’re talking color once again! And today we are going wild about mustard. We seriously can’t get enough of this autumnal hue. Keep reading to see what colors we’ve covered thus far in our Fall 2016 Color Story and why we are so obsessed with the color mustard!

Fall 2016 Color Story

In light of cooler weather and pumpkin spice lattes, we’ve covered the colors that speak “fall”. We’ve taken great care in sharing fall 2016’s most popular hues. In case you missed any, not to worry! For your viewing pleasure, we’ve listed all of them below. In the past few months, we’ve covered the following fall colors:

  1. Neutrals
  2. Pinks
  3. Leopard
  4. Olive
  5. Burnt Orange
  6. Merlot
  7. Teal

Equally important, we’re adding to our list of seven with one of my very favorites, mustard!

The Unexpected Fall Color : Mustard

Whether you consider it gold, dandelion, canary, or ochre, the color is a total must for the fall season. First, I’m almost positive my obsession for this color sprouted from my adoration for Wes Anderson films. His color schemes are to die for and he never fails to incorporate mustard in his film palettes.

Secondly, in case you missed Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016, they listed “spicy mustard” as one of their official colors. Pantone states that the color :

  • Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
  • A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
  • Unexpected and unusual
  • Comes through in both the abstract and geometric accents that designers employed

If that’s not authoritative enough for you, I don’t know what is!

How to Wear Mustard

Furthermore, mustard is definitely “unexpected and unusual.” Especially since so many of us are afraid to wear it! Trust us, though, this is not a color to fear!

With regards to this, try pairing mustard with black, grays, reds, and greens. I prefer matching the color with hues tinted with black, like burgundy and forest green. I also really like accessorizing my mustard statement pieces with gold and black jewelry.

For further inspiration, scroll the lookbook below to see my recommendation for wearing a mustard outfit.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to go full-blown with a dress or top, try adding mustard in small spurts. Attempt the color by trying it in your eye makeup or sporting some mustard flats. For example, this eyeshadow and these flats are perfect ways to add some flair with mustard.

22 Mustard Items That Will Perfect Your Fall Look

All things considered, this is a color you don’t want to miss adding to your overall fall experience. Not to mention this gorgeous yellow can be sported year around (decor wise). So don’t waste a second – browse our 22 favorite mustard colored items.

I mean, seriously, how gorgeous is this color? My favorite has to be #1 – the Adidas sneakers. While they are men’s, not to worry! They work for us ladies too. In addition, I’m also obsessed with #10. The Gift Boutique Glasses Dog Pillow is absolutely adorable and a perfect accent to any bed or living room.

What’s your favorite? Comment below. We would love to know!


1 – Adidas ‘Gazelle’ Sneaker (men) | 2 – Chloe Ruffled Silk-Crepon Turtleneck Blouse | 3 – Echo Fringy Muffler | 4 – Topshop Unique Cookham Open-Knit Cotton Top | 5 – Pleione Sheer Back Inset Top | 6 – Rebecca Minkoff Mini Suki Cross Body Bag | 7 – J. Crew Collection Bonded Lace-Up Sweater | 8 – The North Face ‘Whoisthis’ Jacket | 9 – Steve Madden Faux Sude Moto Jacket  | 10 – Gift Boutique Glasses Dog Pillow | 11 – Deny Designs ‘Sweet Saffron’ Framed Wall Art | 12 –Target Patterned Decorative Pillow | 13 –Madura Rambagh Decorative Pillow Cover | 14 – Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture Nail Polish | 15 – Love, Fire High Neck Faux Suede Skater Dress | 16 – Wayf ‘Tempered Rose’ Ruffle Trim Romper | 17 – Topshop Animal & Daisy Patch Print Belted Romper | 18 – Le Creuset Stoneware Honey Pot and Dipper | 19 – Topshop ‘Ruler’ High Vamp Mule | 20 – 10 Strawberry Street ‘Vatican’ Glass Champagne Flutes (Set of 6) | 21 – Anya Hindmarch Textured-Leather Sticker | 22 – Sole Society Hart Kiltie Tassel Flat

Final Thoughts

Finally, I finish with a favorite quote of mine from one of my most beloved Wes Anderson films. A little food for thought ~

“Rudeness is merely the expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower”

– Monsieur Gustave, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Also, catch Carrie’s upcoming travels on her Snapchat (wearwherewell) and Instagram Stories (@carriec). Indeed, there are definitely some awesome things coming to Wear + Where + Well! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Until next time, sending positive vibes your way!


  1. shalice noel says:

    Love all these options, especially that Chloé top. Drool! Happy Friday girl!

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! Of course that was my favorite of Hannah’s picks too. I’m sure you look beautiful in this shade, Shalice.

    2. Hannah Lyons says:

      Shalice – Isn’t that Chloé top to die for!? Dreaming about the days I won’t be on a college budget….. Happy Halloween!

  2. Merritt Beck says:

    Love that ruffled turtleneck blouse!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, same!! I bet this shade looks great on you.

    2. Hannah Lyons says:

      Thank you Merritt, I love it just as much as you do. Have a wonderful day and Happy Halloween!

  3. Bella B says:

    Oh Hannah you always find the best stuff!!!! I just love mustard right now. its my go to colour.

    1. Carrie says:

      You wear the shade well, Bella.

    2. Hannah Lyons says:

      Bella B, I adore you so! Happy Halloween my sweet:)

  4. Wow, these are all great shades of mustard, Carrie! I think I am in love with the moto jacket, #9! That would be a great addition to my wardrobe! Fun post! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for saying that, luci!

    2. Hannah Lyons says:

      Luci – I need that moto jacket! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Halloween holiday! xoxo

  5. Jenn Lake says:

    Those mules are just too fun! Loving all of these picks!

    1. Carrie says:

      Big thanks, Jenn! Xo

    2. Hannah Lyons says:

      Jenn! Aren’t those mules to die for? Topshop does it again and seriously ‘mules’ should be THE fall shoe. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween xoxo

  6. Hi,
    I have just written a post on this color ! Defintely my fav condiment and color for fall ! I will just add that a pair of mustard pumps is a must have in your wardrobe.

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