Give your winter wardrobe a much-needed pop of colour by donning this season’s hottest hue: mustard yellow. We tell you everything you need to know to get the look right…

Make way for a deeper, darker, more muted tone of yellow, as mustard will be the must-wear hue this season. It’s been spotted on several trendsetters including Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Amal Clooney. Follow our tips to rock this shade.

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Know your limits

First and foremost, this is a difficult shade to wear. So before you go any further, hold a piece of mustard-coloured clothing up to your face. If it makes you look washed out, ill or sallow, then you’ll need to opt for items that don’t sit near your face to rock this hue. You can also look for lighter, brighter or darker mustards and see how they work with your skintone.

Make a statement

Since this shade is definitely eye-catching, it’s the perfect way to make a style statement. Pair a mustard dress or top with neutral shades to let the colour take centre stage. Alternatively go for mustard-toned accessories to give your outfit a lift. Scarves, hat, shoes, handbags and jewellery are all great choices. Another option is to select a print that features this must-have colour.

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Play up the colour

There’s no doubt that this tone is bold, so why not balance it with a softer touch? You can select mustard items that boast soft knit or chiffon fabrics or consider pieces that have feminine detailing or touches to them. Good examples include ruffles, bows and pleats.

Colour combos to try

Because mustard is so bold, it works well with neutrals like black, grey, navy and chocolate brown. It also looks fabulous with lighter neutrals like cream, beige and fawn. For a bold and brighter take, you can pair it with burgundy, cobalt, hunter green and purple – it really is very versatile!

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