Mustard trousers and cobalt top + link up

August 14, 2018

Mustard trousers and cobalt top

It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August already…and that Summer is nearly over *sob*. This time of year feels a little stagnant; we’re at the end of the Summer sales but there’s not much new season stock in. The weather is mild but cloudy and a bit rainy…all of which can lead to a bit of a slump in motivation. And that’s exactly how I’ve felt lately, especially as I’ve been living out of a suitcase for two weeks out of the last three. So I suppose it’s fitting that everything in this outfit is old! That’s not to say I haven’t been shopping the sales…but that’s for another post (or two!).

I love the contrast between the mustard trousers and cobalt top, so much so that I added a bright blue bag and sunglasses too!

When I bought these mustard peg leg trousers I did wonder how much wear I’d get out of them, but they’re surprisingly versatile. In fact mustard seems to go with lots of colours: I’ve worn them with purple, black, burgundy and even pink! This is the first time I’ve paired them with blue though. I love the contrast between the mustard trousers and cobalt top, so much so that I added a bright blue bag and sunglasses too!

Mustard trousers and cobalt top


Mustard trousers and cobalt top

Mustard trousers and cobalt tote bag

Mustard trousers and cobalt top

This Zara jacket has to be one of my most worn items. I bought it when Isobel was a baby and it’s still going strong.

I chose a long necklace to counteract the horizontal line of the top where the jersey fabric joins the sheer section. Otherwise it can have the effect of looking a bit blocky. It’s just a shame I didn’t realise that one of those annoying hanging loops was dangling…why do they have to put them in every garment?! I probably walked around all day like that…at least you can’t see it with my jacket on! This Zara jacket has to be one of my most worn items. I bought it when Isobel was a baby and it’s still going strong. I’ll be bereft when it’s worn out because I can’t find another one like it. Everyone needs a navy blazer in their wardrobe, they go with almost everything.

I’ve worn this blue H&M top lots over the years too. It’s probably as old as the jacket, and fortunately I had the good sense to buy it in black as well. When I find something I love I try to buy it in several colours – I have these Asos peg leg trousers in black, navy, brownpurple and pale blue, in addition to these mustard ones! I even have these M&S sandals in another colourway…I don’t do things by half! But all of these have been staples of my working wardrobe and save me time when I need to get ready quickly (which is most of the time). We all need clothes that make life a bit easier don’t we?

Do you buy the same item in different colours? What helps you get ready when you’re pressed for time?

Mustard trousers and cobalt top

Mustard trousers and cobalt top

Asos trousers | H&M top | Zara jacket | M&S sandals | Azuni necklace | Asos sunglasses


Last week’s favourites were…

Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Cheryl of Cheryl Shops and Bettye of Fashion Schlub!



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20 responses to “Mustard trousers and cobalt top + link up”

  1. The only shade of yellow that I like is mustard so I love the pants! They’re perfect with the cobalt blue. I’m with you…this time of year is just sort of blah; summer is winding down, but it’s hard to be excited about Fall because it’s so hot and humid outside.

  2. Hi Emma!
    I love this color combination on you! So pretty, and I am a fan of mustard and other yellow shades. I love the necklace and the longer length looks great with the blazer. I have done some Fall shopping already but yes, it is very hot here so Im still in the summer mindset.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  3. Liz says:

    This color combo is amazing! Blue is definitely your color!!


  4. Jodie says:

    I think this color is so perfect for any season!! I love it with the blue!

  5. Nancy Baten says:

    I don t want to think about the Summer ending! It s only August! Come on! Let s celebrate Summer until the end of September. Because I want sun when I go to the UK! Haha. Lovely colors, the sunnys are great too!

  6. jacqui says:

    What a super outfit, I love the contrast and might have to copy it! Aren’t those hanging loops annoying! I tend to cut them out as this always seems to happen to me. Thanks for hosting Emma. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  7. Laurie says:

    The trousers are so on trend right now! Love this Mustard colour. I would never have thought to pair with the Blue colour but it looks really good together xx

  8. Jennie says:

    Lovely color combination! Just love the sheer dotty shoulders of your top.

  9. Laura says:

    Normally I end up pairing mustard yellow with navy or grey, but I love how it looks with cobalt! Great color combination!

  10. Such a vibrant color combo, Emma! I love this outfit for transition from summer to fall!


  11. Ruth says:

    I love those trousers you’re wearing! The color is perfect for summer and definitely a great shade for fall too!

  12. I’m starting to like mustard. I feel like I’m admitting something huge here haha. I’m Maria and I’ve started liking mustard. You are wearing it very well Emma! xx

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    Aww, thank you so much for the feature, Emma! I hear you on the tedium of late summer, but I love how you always put such unexpected colors together—they always look so stunning on you!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. Love the combination of mustard and cobalt. I wouldn’t have thought to pair them. Very pretty!

  15. Darlene says:

    Emma, I love both of those colors but haven’t thought to put them together. That combo is smashing on you! And the bag just pulls it all together. Nicely done! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. I could have sworn I left a comment here last night…but maybe I just dreamed it? I definitely need a little blogging break! Anyway, what I dream said was: I love this color combo! My mother was one for buying things she liked in every different color – especially summer sandals. Which she rarely wore, so…

    Hey, thanks for including FashionSchlub (aka me)in your favorite looks of last week!


  17. Sasha says:

    This colour combo looks fabulous on you, Emma! XXX

  18. sally says:

    I love love love that combination! Mustard and blue are such powerful and happy colours when they are put together.

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