WIW: 70's inspired & Mustard Lite

Inspired by Angie's mustard post, I pulled out the closest items I have. I wanted to do a 70's inspired outfit (1-3) but don't feel the denim on denim is working with these pieces. Today was hot, so I used the oversized silk tee with some mustard streaks in the pattern and rolled light mustard ankle pants. This outfit felt more me. (4-5). Does mustard work for me? Comments and suggestions for improvement welcomed.

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25 Comments

  • molly221 replied 3 years ago

    It definitely works for you. I love the scarf.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Yes, I'm surprised at how well mustard works for you, Joy. I like the first outfit--you do boho with your usual grace, and it's a fun look. I like the column of denim with the mustard accents. I agree that the second outfit is unquestionably your style, though, whereas the first is a playful departure--maybe a shadow style? The soft mustard pants are amazing on you, color, fit, and style, and of course I love the top. Actually, it's an elegant take on boho, with the tie-dye print. 

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    How cute are you? Outfit #2 is extra cute. 

  • Laurie replied 3 years ago

    I think this is a great color for you, Joy - these are a couple of my favorite looks you've posted lately!

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    Both outfits work beautifully on you. I really like the mustard lite colour on you and you have proven that denim and mustard is a perfect match. I also like your cognac belt in look one and think if you have cognac boots, they could work well with the mustard and denim combination.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Mustard looks fresh on you! Sounds a bit crazy but true. I love how it mixes with the silver tones in your top and hair.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Joy, is there any colour you can't wear? Honestly -- I absolutely love you in these outfits, and I can imagine they must be extra special in the golden autumn light and lingering warmth. Brava!! 

  • replied 3 years ago

    I don't mind the first one at all - in fact, as non-fan of denim on denim, I think you did this well!  But the second outfit is dynamite!  Just gorgeous on you.  It makes for a very individual and unique look that you won't see coming and going - and you look beautiful!  

  • Vicki replied 3 years ago

    Yes, Joy, it works with BOTH outfits and I really like the denim look. I think the lightness of your pretty hair looks nice with the mustard accents.

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    Both outfits are super cute. You look good in mustard!

  • Jeanne M replied 3 years ago

    Love both, but I think #4 is the best shade for you - more on the lighter side. There's something really bright and happy about that photo, the mustard and sage in the top are perfect!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your encouraging posts.  I keep losing my replies and having trouble with my computer connection, so will try again in the morning. 

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    I agree that the second look is more in keeping with your recent outfit posts -- and great for weather that is likely still warm in your location!  I do think the denim on denim works well, too. 

  • dakotacheryl replied 3 years ago

    Great interpretations of the mustard, but toned down to suit your taste and coloring!!

  • Word Lily replied 3 years ago

    I actually like #1, but #2 looks much more like you. And it more than works.

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    I was surprised to like the first outfit, because I'm not a fan of double denim. That mustard really makes it fun and playful. The second outfit very much looks like you. I hope you were comfortable and happy in it, because you look it!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Look 2 is gorgeous. Wow! I just love those pants. I also like 1 and think it works just fine, but wonder if it might up the denim on denim quotient to switch the darker jacket with a much lighter coloured, less tailored, heavier denim jacket or vest.

  • celia replied 3 years ago

    I think mustard works extremely well for you. Outfit #2 is super cute.

  • Carole replied 3 years ago

    Mustard likes you! What fresh and fun combos, Joy!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 3 years ago

    The first definitely has a 70's vibe, I love the second one and see why you feel it's more your style.

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    I also like both of them on you Joy.  And I am also surprised at that... I think Suz said it best "is there a colour you can't wear?" 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Elizabeth, I am surprised that I liked mustard. I think it looks great with grey hair ;)
    TraceyLiz, I'm not sure how I feel wearing 70's looks now. I'm so much older than the young woman who wore these looks in the 70's. It's a shock to look in the mirror, if that makes sense.
    Carole and Celia, thank you!
    Aliona, that is a great suggestion. My light denim is rather cropped but might still work.
    Jenn and WordLily, I felt happier in the second outfit than the first. Maybe I need a new pair of flares.
    Thank you, BethAnn and Dakotacheryl. I do hope to add some more mustard or mustard lite for cooler weather. I like the color best when it is clear, not murky and greenish.

  • Rubygirl replied 3 years ago

    Mustard works for you. I do like 1 and 2 the most. 

    But, oh the close up of the scarf is yummy. I would love to know how you wrapped the scarf. It looks like it may be a long narrower type of scarf. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Rubygirl, the scarf is just a square cotton bandana. It is folded first to make a triangle. Then I fold it longways again, folding the open points to the center. I twist it loosely to make a rope while holding onto the ends, then tie a single loose knot in the middle and tie the ends at the back of my neck. For this scarf I then pulled at the knot to make it larger, playing with it until I liked the look and length ( the knot shortens the length).
    Sometimes a new bandana needs to be washed s few times to soften the fabric. Knots stay put well with cotton, but silk, polyester and rayon also work.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    These are fab, and what else is in the never- ending closet of Joy? Great copycats!
    The denin and mustard is fine and maybe you would just experiment to not be overwhelmed by too much fabric.

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