If you haven’t noticed by now then you’re not into interiors, fashion or trends in any form, which means you wouldn’t be reading this blog. Mustard has been sneaking onto the design front for some time and as always interior and fashion trends and fabrics go hand in hand. We saw canary yellow and mustard first start trickling through via scatter cushion’s accents in art and ceramics, shoes and accessories but now now that it’s grown on the general public, you will see how its exploded onto the seen in many statement forms from velvet sofas and wall colours to coats and suits.
Ive picked out a few of my favourite mustard colour items that can be shopped around the globe.
For Subtle Accents Shop these pieces below:
Throw here // Vase here// Leather Mules here// Scatter cushions available soon here
I love this rich warm colour against dark backdrops like navy, black and charcoal. The colour is equally eye catching with clashing colours like pink, red blues and teal. See some pics below for Inspiration in the home or for your closet.
A few weeks ago you may have read my post on a capsule wardrobe. I had mentioned that I would be testing out a small wardrobe myself by selecting a maximum of 15 items, and only wear those 15 by mixing and matching. Unfortunately due to the unpredictable climate that I live in, this didn’t work too well as I selected my 15 for the season we were in but our temps ranged from 16 to 31 degrees within a week! So I cheated by then pulling in a few winter woolies and swapping out light weight pants for warmer jeans, but having been trialling it here and there since, where I can, I have definitely found my ideal colour palette (I think I knew this all along but having been conscious of it has just reaffirmed what I always knew). Knowing your palette is probably one of the first steps to a capsule wardrobe as everything needs to be able to mix and match. Then on top of these basic items (or some of them may not be that basic, but statement) still falling within the palette. You will then have your velvet skirt, sequinned top, camo jacket, leopard print heels etc to add the fun and interest to your outfits. Sometimes you may add trend items but statement pieces aren’t necessarily always trend items. A sequin top for example is a statement piece but you can keep if for years and wear it season after season without it dating. An example of a trend now would be an off the shoulder dress, or a ruffled wrap canary yellow skirt. Trends will come and go, you will adjust your wardrobe every season to chuck out the dated or overused shoe, bring in the floral tea dress, the canary yellow skirt etc, but the base of your wardrobe will remain the same. The denim shirt, the striped t-shirt, the grey jumper will always remain (until they grow balls and develop holes 😉 )
I favour blues, whites and grey’s. I definitely wear a few shades of green, sometimes black, pinks and creams or beiges but mainly stick to my palette of blues and whites.
Here are a couple of links to some seasonal items that you would bring in as your statement or interesting items, but that would not date too fast from one season to the next and further below some inspirational pics of what basic outfits from a staple wardrobe look like and wouldn’t change too much from one year to the next.
We’re entering the season that we can layer a few more clothes! Im not talking extra jackets and scarves. Dresses over pants ladies, this is what Im so excited about!
This trend has been trickling in and hasn’t really hit stores on our shores too hard yet but there’ s no reason why you can’t start layering your favourite silky slip over your velvet flares or skinny jeans. There are no major rules to this trend apart from if the dress is longer, (so ankle length), be sure there’s a slit or two so that you don’t feel too frumpy, adding a heel will also help elevate the outfit ensuring you avoid looking like all the fabric is wearing you! If the dress you have chosen is a shorter length (above the knee) opt for a more cropped trouser. This is such a fun look to play around with, try different variations and figure out what works on you, you can also play around with fabrics and prints and the look can work for formal and informal occasions. For work stick to luxe fabrics, tailored pants, smarter shoes and structured bags. Casual, opt for jeans, ditsy floral and floaty dresses. There SO much fun to be had. Enjoy!
As always, leaving you with heaps of inspiration for your next outfit 😉
There are so many reasons to invest in jackets for your wardrobe. Jackets like these are so good because they can be thrown over something light, something slightly warmer or worn under larger and thicker coats. The jacket is a fast way to update your outfit or create interesting layers. I personally love wearing a leather or smaller blazer under a coat when it’s bitterly cold and in doing so it opens up the option of taking your coat off and feeling more comfortable with just a jacket on whilst keeping the chill at bay.
The leopard print faux fur does not exactly fall into the smaller jacket category but I thought I’d add it to this line up as it sure is versatile, brightens up any dull wardrobe and will be around for many years jazzing up your outfits.
How many times have you had the perfect outfit but just haven’t had the shoes to go or seen someone looking great only to look down at their feet and just thought how horrendous their choice of shoe was… Shoes are sometimes the trickiest part of pulling the outfit together and can often ruin an outfit, probably because we don’t have an endless supply of colours, styles and comfort to work with the many various outfit options going on in our wardrobes. Some people are shoe people and others really struggle to find good shoes. I find this such a problem with so many clients, everyone has trouble finding good shoes, when budgets are real, good quality options are limited. Another thing I find is so many people have feet issues, whether its a different feet sizes, issues or injuries meaning they cant wear heels, feet sweating in synthetic materials, broad feet, narrow feet, extra high arches, bunions… you get my drift. Some general tips would be to always buy real leather (if possible), comfort is key and its very obvious when someone is uncomfortable in their shoes, the shoe style suiting a body shape, and also not just following trends in shoes. Just because your foot doesn’t have a “big bum or skinny legs” scenario doesn’t mean anything goes. If the shoe style does not suit you, don’t buy it!
Some just despise shoe shopping, so I’ve done the shoe haul. There is a serious shoe game out at the moment. Enjoy this browsing experience made easy, from high street to high end, trendy to classic, there’s a shoe or two out there for you (;) ) ! Happy shopping X