For the longest time I didn’t think that I looked good in yellow. Truthfully, I still think that bright yellow only looks good on me with a really dark tan. Otherwise it’s a recipe for a disaster. But this spring and summer I have seen a flurry of mustard yellow jumpsuits and dresses so cute that I had to reconsider this color family as a whole. Mustard yellow is much different color than the lemon yellows of seasons past and it’s flattering on a lot of different skin tones.
I got this jumpsuit at Anthropologie but I’m sad to say it sold out super fast. I’m hoping that it’ll come back in stock, so you might want to keep checking the website. I was, however, able to find an almost identical one right down to the little neck slit here. It’s also actually a lot cheaper than mine for generally the same look, so lucky you!
I love this color so much that I decided to round up a bunch of my favorite mustard yellow jumpsuits and dresses at the bottom of this post. I have a couple of these pieces saved to my wish lists (like this Rebecca Minkoff dress and this $89 lace dress – the same dress as this post but in yellow!) so you’ll probably see me in this me in mustard yellow jumpsuits and dresses a couple more times before fall hits.
This cheery hue is so fun to wear and I wanted to complement its sunny (pun intended) feel with a summery bag. So I paired it with one of my faves, this Cult Gaia Ark Bag. (Dupe here if you want it). Although this bag is technically “see-through” I actually don’t have any issues with people being able to see my belongings or anything falling out. Of course I wouldn’t put bobby pins in this thing, but everything else stays in place and nothing ever pokes out. This bag is always in top rotation in the summer and perfect for vacation, so if you’re up for splurging I recommend getting the Cult Gaia version. My version is $148 (size small) and so compared to a lot of other “designer” bags, it’s quite affordable.
How fun are these fluffy denim slides? I always feel a little more adventurous in the summer with shoes, so I always opt for fun footwear. Maybe it’s because I’m more carefree in the summer, and so I want my shoes to match that? Anyway, these are really comfortable and do offer a little bit of arch support, which can be hard to find in slides. I’m usually a 6.5/7 in shoes and went with a 6.5 with these, because I hate excess shoe behind my heels. The denim blue is a fun pop of color against the mustard yellow, and I like the contrast between the two.
I finished up the look with this tiered pendant necklace from BaubleBar. It’s their SUGARFIX line that’s exclusive to Target, and it’s only $16! I have a lot of other necklaces like this that cost me a lot more money so for the price this is TOTALLY worth it.
So, what do you think about mustard yellow jumpsuits and dresses? If you haven’t ever considered this shade as a summer closet staple, try it out! You’ll feel really happy in the color, but you’ll look great in it too.