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.

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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.

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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.

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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!