What to wear with a mustard skirt in the fall when summer just won’t go away

What to wear with a mustard skirt in the fall when summer just won’t go away + how I try to be intentional about my style and pull a look together even when I’m a bit uneasy with it! 

Summer has decided to make a reappearance in Winston-Salem, and it’s been in the 80s this week. I keep forgetting that it’s warmed up, and took my coffee outside with me this morning to walk Maizey and was sweating almost instantly. I’m really hoping it cools down a bit by tomorrow morning for my run (today was a much needed day off running).


But on the bright side, my little sweating outing with Maizey reminded me to dress as if it is summer. I never quite know what time of year to wear this mustard colored pencil skirt since it doesn’t feel like a spring or summer color, and I don’t like wearing it with tights in the winter. So I’ve decided it’s perfect for fall, especially as the weather is transitioning.

My skirt and top are both a couple years old, but I love the look of this wool skirt for a dressier look and this fitted skirt (only $32!) if you want a more casual look. I think they’d look great with this rich plum shirt (sooooo pretty) or this polka dot shirt.
what to wear with a mustard skirt

Tote | Heels | BraceletLip color

I’ve usually worn this skirt with a cream or white shirt, but was craving something more fall-ish (yes, that’s a word 😉 ) with deeper hues, and a sheer plaid top in my closet caught my eye. I threw on these leopard heels, which are insanely comfortable, which means I wear them all my time (my coworkers tease me for how much I wear them – I don’t even care). If you don’t want or need leopard heels, buy a pair in another color – they come in a ton of shades and materials, and they’re a perfect, comfortable height for work (or if you just don’t like high heels. I’m 5’1″…I love heels.).

Whenever I get a little uneasy about mixing patterns (leopard + plaid, in this case), I put on a bold lipstick and accessorize and own it. Those final touches just pull a look together and make it look intentional vs. accidental.

what to wear with a mustard skirt

Tote | Similar necklace | Bracelet |

My bag for work is a reversible tote that my previous manager gave me for Christmas a couple years ago. I debated whether to go with the burgundy side or the cognac side today, but I decided burgundy may help beckon back. It’s working, right? Nordstrom still sells the reversible tote, but there are different color combos available this year; the gray one and the olive one are both so pretty! (Madewell still offers their burgundy tote though! I’ve seen it in person and it’s oh so pretty and soft.)
pattern mixing leopard plaid

I went to yoga tonight and now I’m curling up on the couch with a cup of chamomille tea and Maizey to watch the presidential debate and hopefully get in bed early. I’ve got a tempo run in the morning! Wish me luck!

Hope you’re having a great week!

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    Christina Orso

    i’m loving the outfit posts…and also where can i buy that mirror!! can we just twin at everything??

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    LOVE the whole outfit!!!

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