fashion TREND ALERT: Mustard

When you look outside the weather is still grey and white. Winter will be ending soon… right?! Well, even if the snow doesn’t disappear anytime soon, we can still incorporate some fresh sunny vibes into our closets with this week’s spring trend: mustard!

The one thing you need to know this season is that the color of the year is mustard! This color has taken over the fashion scene, ranging from flirty feminine dresses to structured trousers and jackets. This color was featured on both men and women making it a universal trend. DAKS showcased mustard with burnt orange throughout their collection bringing retro vibes with their clothing down the runway. Kenzo sprinkled mustard throughout each ensemble from small details, such as accessories, to statements, such as the monochromatic mustard denim set. Mustard is a fabulous color for spring bringing a sunny vibe to the typical rainy days we endure in Minnesota. If the color is too bright for you to wear a complete ensemble, try getting creative with a mustard bag or a chic pair of mustard pumps to bring a fashion forward touch to any ensemble. Where will you add some mustard to your look?!

Ready to Wear SS2019


This color is the sure fire way to add some color into your life, without having to control all of mother nature. Which is why I am making sure to add a lot of mustard to my closet this season. This week on Instagram you’ll find two looks, that I have made sure to incorporate the color mustard! Since it is still very chilly outside, I wanted to make sure I had on layers, keeping me warm, no matter how bright and “springy” I feel internally. With this in mind, you’ll see that I paired super cool plaid pants with the cozy mustard crew-neck from The Volk Boutique, and layered it over a turtleneck (my signature look) keeping my body temperature appropriate throughout the last of the winter season. If you look real close, you will notice the mustard details throughout the plaid pattern on my pants, playing off of the crew-neck wonderfully. To tie the entire look together I accessorize with mustard tassel earrings and a comfy pair of Timberlands, adding some style to my end-of-winter look.

I think one of the biggest reasons people struggle with this color, is because they do not think this color is flattering. Let me start by saying that is NOT TRUE! This color looks amazing on ALL skin tones and can adding a fun pop of color to your life and wardrobe. If you’re not a fan of bright or hot colors, try a muted mustard such as my crew-neck. Although it adds color, it isn’t quite as bright as some of the mustard pieces seen on the runway. If you’re more on the conservative side of fashion, try adding mustard accessories to your look such as a silk scarf, heels or a handbag. For the fashion forward, vibrant gal, step out of your comfort zone with this bold color, and try mixing and matching it with different patterns and other colors, making your outfit a work of art. How will you be incorporating mustard into your style?

Shop the Trend:

Per usual, I have selected a few of my favorite pieces from local shops and designers that will help you incorporate the mustard trend! All of these products are from small businesses in Minnesota and everything is under $65 making this selection affordable, trendy and most importantly, supporting our local Minnesota artists! Click the image to order or to check out more about the shop/designer. Which piece are you loving most?!

Butterfly Blouse - $18.80    From Anny

Butterfly Blouse - $18.80 From Anny

T-shirt Dress - $25.00    The Volk Boutique

T-shirt Dress - $25.00 The Volk Boutique

Audrey Bandanna - $20.00    Porte Celestial

Audrey Bandanna - $20.00 Porte Celestial

Ankara Pencil Skirt - $42.00    Ruva Afric Wear

Ankara Pencil Skirt - $42.00 Ruva Afric Wear

Half Moon Earrings - $36.00    The Fitting Room

Half Moon Earrings - $36.00 The Fitting Room

Striped Tee - $25    The Volk Boutique

Striped Tee - $25 The Volk Boutique

Ruffled Crew-Neck - $40.00    The Volk Boutique

Ruffled Crew-Neck - $40.00 The Volk Boutique

Ribbed Dress - $62    Aura Boutique

Ribbed Dress - $62 Aura Boutique

Yellow DRIFT - $38.00    Strey Designs

Yellow DRIFT - $38.00 Strey Designs


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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)