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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

'Mustard Chic' and Tips


Every so often, I get absolutely obsessed with certain tones and colours. For a while it was burgundy, then khaki green and now I can't seem to get enough mustard pieces in my wardrobe. It's a colour that I never thought I'd wear or could ever pull off when it started becoming 'trendy' again and although I do sometimes find it hard to match, I'd always say creams or greys work best to 'tone it down' a little. In my opinion, I'd avoid anything camel or warm toned as it can be a bit  too warm , although colour-blocking with mustard and burgundy for example can look amazing too. I'm definitely going to give colour-blocking a go this Spring/Summer!

The outfit above was one which I put together in my head before trying it on. I really wasn't sure about the mix of cream, mustard and black at first, but the sheer tights definitely helped break it up.. that would definitely be my number 1 tip when wearing lighter coloured skirts (camel, brown, grey etc) and black boots - sheer tights will definitely help to break up the harsh contrast in colour! I tend to think sheer tights generally look better with most outfits.. I'm definitely not the type to stock up on the '200 denier', LOL. 
The mustard skirt is ZARA, the white/cream lace top is River Island (now down to £17!!) and the heeled knee high boots are New Look. You can also see my 'Mustard top & Leopard Skirt' outfit in this post.
The photo of the beautiful bag below was taken in Topshop and would be the perfect accessory to add a pop of colour to any outfit. It's also a great shape and size for everyday wear and I feel that the black trim and gold detailing makes it look much more 'high end' despite 'Topshop' being embossed on the front.. I definitely would have purchased it if it wasn't for this detail - I just would have preferred it plain! :-)

Please let me know what you thought of my mustard pieces and if there are any trends you're loving at the moment!


Ciara Rose xox

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