French Style: Mustard Yellow With Grey Marl | La Redoute Brand Ambassador Post

Grey marl with yellow trousers
Mustard yellow is great at any time of year, but it’s especially gorgeous in autumn. I was spending a Sunday out and about for lunch and at the garden centre, and my grey marl sweatshirt toned down the dressiness of these from Asos beautifully. More earthy tones were brought in with tan (bag and as always, my hair), stone () and taupe (). These La Redoute boots are currently half price and very comfy – I love the metallic straps on the back.

The other statement piece in this outfit is the antique gold pleather hand-cut necklace that I was kindly sent by Etsy seller Miss Fluff – it’s so delicate and unusual (and being made of pleather, perfect for vegans). I’d intended to wear it with the yellow trousers and a white shirt but it was just too dressed up for the garden centre, so I swapped the shirt for a sweatshirt… Voilà, instant casual chic!

I don’t shop on Etsy nearly enough but I know I should… do you shop a lot on Etsy and what sellers can you recommend? Do share in the comments!

Grey marl with flat cap and laser-cut necklace
Grey marl with yellow trousers
Grey marl with yellow trousers
Grey marl with flat cap and laser-cut necklace
Catherine x
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P.S. If you like this, you might like to see another outfit where I’ve used a grey marl sweatshirt to tone down a pleated maxi skirt.
P.P.S. If you missed what I saw at the garden centre the same day you can see it on my Instagram account here (not for the easily shocked, however)!

Necklace: c/o Miss Fluff, Cap: , Sweater: Asos, Trousers: , Boots: c/o , Bag: Debenhams, Rings: c/o kuka-me / Cornish jeweller / / Asos

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  1. 15 October 2014 / 4:51 am

    You're so right, dear Catherine…mustard yellow is a GREAT colour for autumn!! And the combination of these pants with the booties (love them!) and that grey sweatshirt makes an absolutely perfect look for a day of errands!! Plus, that hat is totally adorable on you!! XOXO

    • 20 October 2014 / 5:04 pm

      Hehe I LOVE men's flat caps (and this one is from the menswear section)! Thank you hun x

  2. 9 October 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the mustard yellow pants..and this outfit is perfect for a easy fall day..I can never pull off those flat cap, but you absolutely rock them!

    • 11 October 2014 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks sweetie! I haven't met a hat that I haven't got on with yet ;))

  3. 8 October 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Love how the metallic detail on the booties ties in with the unique necklace!

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by on Thursdays to link up your favorite look!

    • 11 October 2014 / 2:16 pm

      Do you know that hadn't occurred to me, Jenna – good point! Thank you x

  4. 8 October 2014 / 3:53 am

    Hi Catherine, I love your picture of the rings (clothes are beautiful too), but I've been taken with women's hands lately, and rings catch my eye. Sometimes it is these little details that complete a look. Lovely post, thank you.
    xx Nancy (Stonecrop Sister)

    • 11 October 2014 / 2:15 pm

      Aww thanks Nancy – I often forget to do details shots of rings but I agree, they do make great pictures x

  5. 7 October 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Looking fab as always Catherine and I love the mustard! Just wanted to let you know I am hosting an AMAZING giveaway on my blog in collaboration with TONI&GUY – it ends tomorrow night so hope you'll enter for a chance to win some fab hair products which I used in my how-to video for glam retro curls!

    Claudia x x

  6. 7 October 2014 / 10:00 am

    I have a thing for yellow and everything mustard, it just makes my heart melt! I love the pant so much. And the hat is awesome, Sherlock approves!

    • 11 October 2014 / 2:14 pm

      Hehe I bet he would…!! Thanks Keit – yes I seem to remember now that you *do* like mustard, don't you?! x

    • 11 October 2014 / 2:13 pm

      It's an old one but it's still a good one! Thanks Rick 🙂

  7. 6 October 2014 / 4:50 pm

    Love the mustard and now yet another reason I need to unpack my fall/winter wardrobe to get my yellow pants out… Love the casual vibe of this outfit.

    • 6 October 2014 / 5:06 pm

      I have to do that too, Linda! The temps have finally dropped over here a little… no more t-shirt weather now 🙁
      Thanks my lovely, glad you like it x

  8. 6 October 2014 / 4:18 pm

    So cute!

  9. 6 October 2014 / 4:07 pm

    I agree .. I don't shop on Etsy nearly enough .. there are so many great jewelry and hand made knits to purchase by talented artisans.


    • 6 October 2014 / 5:05 pm

      I think if I were let completely loose on Etsy my bank account would suffer, Monica!!

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