It's no surprise that when I spotted this blazer in TK Maxx the other day, I had to have it. My bedroom is filled with this gorgeous mustard shade - it's the perfect thing for a 'sort-of' minimalist gal like me who also likes a pop of colour every now and again. It works perfectly with neutral tones but, equally, adds a bit of something extra to a look (or room), which I love.

I've been seeing this colour everywhere lately, and I'm definitely not mad about it. I think yellow, and not just this wonderful mustard shade specifically, is the most beautiful colour for Spring. It's reflective of daffodils and sunshine, and it's just a lovely happy tone to have added to your wardrobe at this time of year.

At the end of the day, it's always been a colour I've been drawn to. I adore the contrast with my ginger hair and especially love pairing it with a red lip - it just screams 'Marc Jacobs - Daisy' to me!


Lately, I've been conscious about adding more colour to my wardrobe, simply because I found that I always grab for my more simple stuff - like your blacks, beiges and whites - hence the mass overhaul of my looks this year. I've finally found a simple style I can build upon. However, I don't want that to stop me from adding a splash of colour here and there, particularly with Summer only just around the corner.

Wearing one statement colour in your look is always fun and means your look is that little bit more eye-catching too. It's a failsafe way to exaggerate the colours you love, without it being way out of your style comfort zone.

This mustard shade is a perfect place to start if you're a bit of a beige-hoarder like me. It's still got that warm tone too it, pairs lovely with all the colours in my basic wardrobe, yet still gives an outfit that striking feel.


I'm yet to fill my wardrobe back up with bright colours and clashing patterns, because I just don't think that would be practical for me (or my bank account), but this blazer was a good place for me to start. Wearing it with what is already in my collection is super easy - it contrasts so nicely with a little black dress and boots but also looks great with a white tee and jeans - I can't go wrong!

So if you're like me, and a little bit nervous to be whipping out the bold colours, or even pastels, into your very simplistic wardrobe, then find one statement piece/colour and run with it for a bit. It'll be that little confidence boost you need to get ready for Spring/Summer styling!