Mustard Yellow, Bumping up the Basics

Today is Day 2 of “How to Wear Mustard Yellow for Fall”  —  If you missed Day 1 of this series, you can view that post HERE.

The focus piece for this mustard yellow series is this basic blouse for Fall that works for all body types, the blouse is from Amazon with shopping link below.  It is a nice length with a flattering rounded hemline with the tied 3/4 sleeves adding an extra accent of style.  It is a soft crepe type fabric and has one small button at the back of the neck for easy on and off, allowing plenty of room to not mess up your hair and makeup.

Over 50 Fashion, Fifty With Flair, Mustard Blouse, Cheetah accessories, cheetah heels, Fitbit, chocolate pearls

// Mustard Yellow Blouse //

(Note: The mustard blouse is back in stock!  It does sell out off and on, so act quickly — ORDER UP ONE SIZE since the fabric has only a slight stretch)

Mustard Yellow with the Third Piece

Adding the third piece olive jacket immediately adds more structure to this look.  Even though it tones down the mustard yellow blouse, it still allows it to be showcased as the overall accent color.  Olive and mustard work together due to the warm gold undertone that they share.

An Anorak style jacket has become an essential third piece in today’s wardrobes.  My jacket is a soft lightweight fashion piece made from polyester/rayon that I bought on sale at T. J. Maxx in early Summer.  It is unlined with no hood, but is just enough for moderate to cool days and is an easy layering piece without bulk.   I found a similiar and more versatile jacket on Amazon for you, shopping link is below.  The Auline’ brand on Amazon is lined, has tabs for rolled sleeves plus a hood and snap detail pockets.  It has an interesting design for two different necklines when zipped up versus zipped down, and there is also a drawstring around the waistline area that gives it flattering adjustable form and fit.

// Mustard Yellow Blouse //     // Olive Anorak Style Jacket //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

// Mustard Yellow Blouse //     // Olive Anorak Style Jacket //

Mustard Yellow with Denim

This Day 2 outfit also features fray hem jeans that are still on trend.  I am not a huge fan of really torn up, ripped knee jeans.  I leave that for a much younger “hip” crowd.  But, “lightly distressed” is good for us in that it is current yet still looks neat and not overdone with its own level of texture.  These jeans are “Izzy Skinnies” by Michael Kors.  I bought them on clearance at T.J. Maxx.  All “skinnies” are cut differently from each designer.  These are actually not the “hugging” type like the ones I have from Old Navy.  You can see more slack in these, I would call them “straight” versus true “skinny”.

The suede sandal type bootie with chunky heal will also be the look for Fall.  This shoe looks great with many different types of jeans and pants, especially when you are not needing a full boot and open sandal season is gone while we are transitioning to Fall.

50 With Flair, Brown Suede Sandal Bootie, City Classified, Amazon

// Brown Suede Sandal Bootie //

 

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

 

Accessorizing Mustard Yellow

It may be hard to see with my hair, but I am wearing very similar blue fused glass earrings that I bought from an art show last weekend.  They are very unique and not heavy on the ears.  This pop of blue balances the look by bringing the eye up and playing off of the dark blue jeans.  I found this handmade pair of fused glass earrings on Amazon for you:

// Blue Fused Glass Earrings //

50 With Flair, Blue Fused Glass Earrings, McCray Studios, Amazon

// Blue Fused Glass Earrings //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

I chose sleek silver tone metal accessories to cool down the mustard yellow and add sparkle and texture to this look.  The silver tone concho belt and vintage-look reading pendant play off of the denim nicely for a casual chic feel.  I found a similar belt on Amazon, as well as this pendant that I previously purchased from Amazon, shopping links are below:

// Silver Tone Link Belt //

You can read about my magnifier reading pendant in my previous kimono post HERE.    Links to purchase on Amazon are also here below:

// Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (silvertone)//       // Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (goldtone) //

Topping Off Mustard Yellow

Around two years ago, it finally hit me, BOOM!  I needed reading glasses, ugh!  I do wear contacts since I naturally cannot see past the tip of my nose and was going along just fine, until the words in all of my reading sprouted legs and started crawling around on the page, LOL. Since I need a very mild reading lens, just a 1.25 for now, I grabbed a few glasses from the dollar store in fun colors, including cheetah of course!  But, I feel like the half glasses low on my nose make me look older.  For more style, I found these fuller size glasses in a set of 3 on Amazon.  They are a tortoise shell frame with a different fashion color around the bottom of the frames on each pair.

// Fashion Colors Reading Glasses //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

// Fashion Colors Reading Glasses //

50 With Flair, Fashion Color 3-piece set of reading glasses, Success Eyewear, Amazon

 

Another reason I do not like to wear reading glasses is because they magnify the lines under my eyes, I may do something about that soon, you’ll be the first to know —  I am wearing the blue combo here — Great price point on Amazon in all strengths and many different color combo sets, shopping link below:

// Fashion Colors Reading Glasses //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

// Fashion Colors Reading Glasses //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

// Fashion Colors Reading Glasses //

50 With Flair, Over 50 Fashion, Mustard Yellow Blouse, Dark Fray Jeans, Reader Pendant, Concho Belt, Olive Jacket, Fused Glass Earrings, Reading Glasses, Suede Sandal Bootie Chunky Heal

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16 Comments

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Stacey! It is a fun color that can morph with each seasonal accessory. This is my first olive anorak jacket, so ready for cooler weather to enjoy it with other combos! Thanks so much for visiting, I will pop over soon 🙂

      Lori Jo

  1. It looks lovely on you Lori Jo – I don’t think I’d call it mustard though (I’m not a fan of mustard coloured tops – they seem to look a bit dingy on me) this one looks more like buttercup yellow in the pics – more sunshine-y than mustard.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Leanne! Yes, it seems like “mustard” is a spectrum this year. I agree that true mustard has more brown, which is fun to wear with the right off-set accessories to liven it up. Thanks for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      So glad you were inspired, Jann! The olive jacket tones it down for a different look. Everyone can wear this color with the right accessories. Thank you for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

  2. I am so happy you wrote this post. EVERYthing I’ve bought new for my fall wardrobe has been mustard colors. I never buy this color but I’ve been so drawn to it this year.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hi, Kristi! Yes, it is a great Fall color, and many looks are possible with different accessories and a third piece for a complete look option. Thank you for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hi, Nikki! I like this blouse because of the lightweight fabric and styling, very comfy. Thanks for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hi, Julie! Glad you were inspired, thank you for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Hey, Angie! So glad you enjoyed the post, mustard is a fun color with so many possibilities, I bet that vest will go with a lot of things! Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

      Lori Jo

  3. This is a lovely way to wear that mustard yellow. I especially like the jacket you have paired with it.

    • Lori Jo Reply

      Thank you, Mary! It is a fun color to play with, hope this inspired you to wear it more this Fall 🙂

      Lori Jo

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