When it comes to mustard yellow shoes, what’s your first impression of them? For me, my initial thought is “I kind of like it but I just don’t know how to style it.”
Well, if you are thinking in this way, this article help!
I bought a pair of mustard yellow loafers a few years ago but not until this year’s spring, did I wear them out for the first time.
Turns out, they are truly gorgeous and I wish I could wear them sooner!
Actually, mustard yellow isn’t that hard to style at all. Unlike the high saturation yellow, mustard is the muted and deeper version of yellow and that makes it go well with different colors of clothes.
So ladies, here are the 6 ways when it comes to what to wear with mustard yellow shoes, enjoy!
1. Highlight your mustard yellow shoes with classic black outfit
If you first try on mustard yellow shoes, you may feel a little bit weird when you first wear them cause this is not a common shoe color.
So for all the beginners, the no-fail way is to style your mustard shoes with the classic black outfit so you will never go wrong!
The black color serves as a perfect canva for you to showcase your mustard shoes.
Added to this, you can always add the other mustard items like a scarf and bag to echo your shoes.
This makes you look naturally chic and high fashion with the meticulous balance of color pairing!
When it comes to color pairing, the rule of three can be useful.
The rule simply tells us don’t style the outfit with more than three colors so we can look put together with simplicity.
This trick will make us look visually taller and slimmer!
After all, less is more.
2. Style mustard shoes with creative cutting like stipes & ruffles
This tip is not the conventional one but I truly think mustard yellow matches the unique cutting like ruffles and stripes so much.
Every time when I open the Pinterest feed, I just realized the bloggers style their stripe dress or bottom sleeves top coincidentally with mustard yellow.
It takes me a while to figure out why mustard was used in those outfits and I guess it’s all about the same vibes the color and design convey.
Mustard is a unique color. It is not a light and bright color that grab the whole outfit’s attention.
But still, it looks unique, refreshing, and playful. That makes the mustard serves as a complementary color with the patterns like stripes and checked shirt without garbbing too much attention.
So ladies, if you are wondering how to style your asymmetrical shirt dress, mustard shoes can be a refreshing choice!
3. Pair mustard with animal prints to add warmth to the look
I never thought mustard will be a great pair of animal prints like snake or leopard prints.
But as you can see, it’s truly flattering! Mustard is a fun pop of shade but it is dark enough to serve as a background color.
That matches the exotic vibes of the animal prints and the warm tone of mustard can naturally balance out the coolness of the prints.
If you are an animal print lover, try to wear a pair of mustard heels instead of black heels: you will find yourself more approachable!
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4. Wear with timeless white for a refreshing look
Besides black, another safe choice is pairing with white or other light colors like beige, cream, and some pastel colors.
If you want to look refreshing in spring and summertime, a simple off-shoulder white top with a pair of light blue skinny jeans can already create a decent fresh look.
For me, I don’t have a mustard bag to pair so I wear a mustard scarf as the belt.
I adore this easy little trick as this adds a dash of elegance to the look, just flattering!
5. Pair mustard x mustard for a tone on tone
If you are tone on tone lover, mustard x mustard can be a nice combination!
If you are worrying about styling the same shade of mustard that looks a bit like a uniform, you can always layer the lighter shade of yellow for the upper body!
A pastel yellow belt top with a pair of thigh jeans and a pointy mustard flat can complete your outfit without making you look like trying too hard.
But always remember, if you want to wear monochrome.
Avoid wearing other lousy patterns to keep things nice and subtle.
6. Layer mustard with deep shades for the autumn look
Last but not least, let’s not forget mustard can style great with other deep shades like camel, steel, raspberry, and olive green.
Playing with these five colors is more than enough to complete a week of autumn OOTD.
For the ladies that thought mustard look too playful, try to combine it with these colors! They can certainly bring out the sophistication.
As a side note, sometimes it’s not the color that makes you look childish but the design instead.
If you are still wearing a round toe flat, time to replace it with a pair of nice quality mustard loafer!
So ladies, here are the 6 tips when it comes to what to wear with mustard yellow shoes!
Let ‘s have a quick checklist first.
- Highlight your mustard yellow shoes with a classic black outfit
- Style mustard shoes with creative cutting like stipes & ruffles
- Pair mustard with animal prints to add warmth to the look
- Wear with timeless white for a refreshing look
- Pair mustard x mustard for a tone on tone
- Layer mustard with deep shades for the autumn look
I hope these tips give you some ideas to style your mustard shoes. They are truly versatile and look harmonious with most of the colors and designs!
After all, life is too boring to just wear “safe options” like black heels and sneakers!
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