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Color Combo to Try: Mint + Mustard


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If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our post on combining Red + Pink.

Mint is one of the trendiest colors for spring 2012 and the gorgeous pastel hue actually pairs well with a multitude of different shades. However, one of our favorite color pairings for mint is mustard yellow. The bold, yet mellow tones of mustard perfectly balance the cool tones found in mint, to create stylish looks that still pack a punch.

Need some outfit ideas before you try out this color combination? Scroll on down to check out four outfits featuring mustard and mint:

Outfit #1: Campus Casual

For an easy and stylish way to wear this color combo, pair a mustard-colored ikat print top with a simple mint cardigan. Dark-wash bootcut jeans keep the look casual, while the woven gold flats add a hint of sparkle. Accessorize with a cute and quirky tote that’s large enough to hold all your school gear, then add a pair of statement earrings.

mint and mustard outfit 1
Product Info: Top- Forever 21, Earrings- Pacsun, Cardigan- Topshop, Bag- ModCloth, Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes- H&M

Outfit #2: Workplace Ready

If you’d like to try this color combo at your job or internship, this outfit will do the trick. Start by pairing a mustard yellow pussy bow blouse with some gorgeous mint trousers. A leopard print belt adds a fun touch, while neutral pumps give off an elegant vibe. For the finishing touch, add a classic chain-strap handbag and a fun initial wristwatch to create a fashion-forward, yet professional look.

mint and mustard outfit 2
Product Info: Top- Ruche, Belt- Nordstrom, Bag- H&M, Shoes- Nine West, Pants- Miss Selfridge, Watch- Nordstrom

Outfit #3: Coffee Date

If you’re feeling bold, pair a mint button-up shirt with some statement-making striped mustard-colored shorts. Keep the rest of the accessories classic by adding some square stud earrings and a sturdy crossbody bag. The feathered necklace gives off a bohemian vibe, while canvas sandals keep the look casual.

mint and mustard outfit 3
Product Info: Top- Nasty Gal, Necklace- Wet Seal, Earrings- Nieman Marcus, Shorts- Topshop, Shoes- DSW, Bag- Tilly’s

Outfit #4: Springtime Soirée

A simple way to play with any color combination is to make one shade the dominant color in the outfit, while the other acts as an accent. For example, try pairing a gorgeous mint-colored dress with a simple mustard yellow belt. Add a darker mint handbag for interest, then accessorize with some hammered gold earrings for a glam touch. Finish this ensemble with a pair of cork platform sandals for a dressy, yet low-key look.

mint and mustard outfit 4
Product Info: Belt- H&M, Dress- ModCloth, Bag- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- DSW, Earrings- Nieman Marcus

What do you think?

Would you wear mint and mustard together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on April 22, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , ,

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18 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Mint + Mustard”

  1. 1
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I love the combo of these colors and the outfits! The coffee date one is definitely my fav!

  2. 2
    April 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I like both the colours but am not sure about the two of them together yet…x

  3. 3
    April 22nd, 2012 at 11:14 am

    That’s funny, I’ve been noticing this trend on some bloggers lately…they’re both very interesting colours, they have a special uniqueness to them yet they balance each out perfectly.

  4. 4
    April 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This combination is surprisingly awesome. I love the 2nd and 4th outfits. They work because both colors are so unique. Mustard yellow is so vibrant and mint green is calm and they balance each other out.

  5. 5
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I like this color combination; it’s quirky and fun, but still wearable. I’m completely in love with the ‘Workplace Ready’ outfit! Those pants are gorgeous, and are on trend with the whole colored pants thing.

    I’d love to see more articles like this, especially with more unconventional colors. I just did a blog post wear I paired a sunny yellow top with a bold,cobalt blue scarf. I got at least 5 compliments, not on the clothes, but on the color combination. People (girls) notice!

  6. 6
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Love outfit 3! I was a little skeptical at first but you paired them so well together ;) Great post!!

  7. 7
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    This is such an odd colour combination, but I love how you’ve put the two colours together. I especially like the 1st and 3rd one. And the mint cardigan in the 1st outfit is particularly nice!

  8. 8
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Also, in the 3rd outfit, for the link to “Tilly’s-bag,” I’m getting this site “has a poor reputation” under WOT (web of trust),I would think that Tilly’s would usually be a “safe” site, so you may want to check that out!

  9. 9
    April 22nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hm….I want to like it because it’s so unusual, but I’m not sure this is working for me. A regular or light yellow sounds great, though.

  10. 10
    April 22nd, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I didn’t expect to like this color combination so much, it’s really unusual! I’d love to see more of these color combo articles!!

  11. 11
    April 22nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The last outfit is PERFECTION!

  12. 12
    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love all these combinations. I think the first outfit and the third are my favorite though. I didn’t expect the color combination to look so good!

  13. 13
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    So chic and sophisticated for spring, I love how understated this look is!

  14. 14
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    This is a beautiful color combo! I’m especially loving outfits #1 & 4!

  15. 15
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Great outfit suggestions. Mint + Mustard is a pretty combination. My favorites are outfits 3 & 4. So chic. :)

  16. 16
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Pretty outfits, but my very first reaction to reading this title was to imagine the taste of minty mustard… blech! ;)

    The mint dress in the last outfit is gorgeous.

  17. 17
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:13 am

    LOVE!!! Trying it out this morning ;) thanks for the inspiration <3

  18. 18
    April 26th, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I would never have thought to put these two colours together but outfit 3 looks amazing, I love the way the necklace pulls everything together. What a great idea… I will definitely be playing the colour combinations game this summer.

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