Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Autumn Mustard Haves

Image: Acne A/W 2011 Collection via tailoress
Back in March, the wheels were already being set in motion at London Fashion Week as to what we will be draping ourselves in come the winter months. A little premature it may seem but the fashion houses know what they want and more importantly, know what we want - and this year we want mustard. Adorning our fair limbs this autumn will be splashes of ochre and burnt yellows as we bid farewell to the summer sun and embrace the September jaundice. Fallen leaves will act as complimentary confetti as we emulate the amber hues splashed across the catwalk. From Herm
és neutral and uncomplicated palette with an occasional pop of gentle yellow to Acne and Jaeger’s elegant and rich colonial-inspired mustard explosion, it’s one of the must have colours this season. The fresh-faced girls of Jaeger too could be seen carrying bags that had elements of the antique, recalling this strong ‘British Empire’ theme, that can easily be replicated through the continuation of S/S 11’s it-bag satchel (mine will probably never leave my side).

Image: Little Myth Blog

I have always carried a flame for classically autumnal colours, much inspired by my own mother who has long been an advocate for ‘off’ shades due to her slightly olive complexion. Luckily for me, even the English roses amongst us are in luck as this shade tends to warm the skin rather than leave us looking a little peaky. I have already been on the hunt for some time for a few mustard additions to my wardrobe, already acquiring a rather garish leopard print jumper way back in January (Pictured: Urban Outfitters). However after a fund related shopping detox, a new gem is in my possession in the form of this simple rich mustard shirt courtesy of New Look (Pictured: £19.99). Strong collared and straight cut, it will be teaming it with my wet look leather leggings accompanied, by day with my trusted (and recently re-heeled – hurrah!) brown Chelsea boots, and night classic black heeled boots. Yet, to think that is enough would be foolish. My eye is already straying to other items such as the River Island blazer below and the, as yet merely a figment of my dreams, the perfect pair of burnt yellow chinos or trousers that don’t look so horrendously baggy around the behind (ASOS is looking exceptionally promising).

Dark Yellow Blazer: River Island £35.00 Yellow Peter Pan Collar Top: Rare £28.00
Mustard Contrast Top: Topshop £28.00
Cream and Yellow Dress: Topshop £55.00
Yellow Tassel Brogues: Topshop £30.00
Yellow Gold Drop Feather Earrings: Dorothy Perkins £8.50
Leather Tucklock Briefcase: ASOS.com £85.00
Leather Panel Leggings: Misguided £10.99 (available at ASOS.com)