Why Mustard Is The Coolest Color For Fall 2016

While we all may be in a relationship with black, grey, and white clothing, sometimes, a little pop of color can go a long way. Enter the mustard yellow trend. Less flashy than classic yellow, mustard yellow definitely adds a punch of color, but is closer to a neutral hue, making it more versatile and chic. Think of it as yellow's older, more stylish sister who looks good no matter what they put on.

In the fall, it's so easy to wake up, throw your hands up in the air, and give up. I can't count how many black and grey turtlenecks I have in my closet. I essentially have a uniform down: distressed jeans, neutral turtleneck, and black booties (or Timberlands for when it's raining). When I put on a little lipstick and any article of clothing that even has a hint of color, consider it a day that I've actually tried to put together an outfit.

And while The Cut has claimed that millennials love the salmon pink color that's practically on ever advertisement (think: Acne Studios, Glossier, and THINX), it seems like a new color is taking over the style world: mustard yellow. According to Who What Wear, designers like Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, and Junya Watanabe all featured this beautiful color in their spring/summer 2016 collections. And, while of course designers have been on this trend for almost a year now, it's slowly trickled down to larger brands.

Bold, confident, and sexy, mustard yellow is definitely the it-hue of the season. Don't be surprised if you see it propping up everywhere heading into the fall, too! If you're into this trend, you're going to love these options.

1. The Turtleneck

Beckett Top, $58, Reformation

Love this color with a light wash jean.

2. The Lace Up

Beaded Lace Up Top, $40, Shoptiques

This look is perfect with leather leggings.

3. The Loose Fit

Draped Dress, $99, Zara

So chic, it actually hurts.

4. The Bell Sleeve

Sharagano Plus Size Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress, $60, Belk

For more formal occasions. Throw on leggings or knee-high boots to add some warmth!

5. Culottes

Sunny Stroll Mustard Yellow Culottes, $27, Lulus

Obsessed with this neck tie.

6. The Baseball Tee

Plus Size Split Neck Baseball Tee, $4, Charlotte Russe

For a more casual look.

7. The Cord

BDG Girlfriend Corduroy High-Rise Pant, $39, Urban Outfitters

Extra cool points for pairing them with a white sneaker.

8. The Sweater Dress

Somedays Lovin' Honey Jam Mustard Yellow Sweater Dress, $31, Lulus

YAS to this slit.

9. The Cold Shoulder

Plus Soft Knit Cold Shoulder Top, $20, Style For Less

Sunnies and slayage on.

10. The Wrap Dress

Jordi Floral Wrap Dress, $68, Nasty Gal

Florals for fall? Groundbreaking.

11. The Suede Pump

Meradyth Suede Pump, $298, Club Monaco

I'm a big fan of socks with sandals and heels, and this one would look gorgeous with a sheer black sock.

12. The Cardigan

Mustard Open Cardigan - Plus, $20, Zulily

Warmth and style? Sign me up.

13. The Sunglass

Krewe CONTI Sunglasses, $275, Club Monaco

So much '70s vibes.

14. The T-Shirt Dress

Lace-Up Back T-Shirt Dress, $20, Forever 21

So much yes to this look with layered necklaces.

15. The Leather Skirt

Faux Leather Skirt, $30, Zara

I'd like to copy this whole look, please.

16. The Coat

Grace Elements Plus Size Collared Coat, $59, Belk

Perfect for fall.

17. The Scalloped Skirt

Cooperative Scalloped Tulip Hem Mini Skirt, $49, Urban Outfitters

With these boots? 100% yes.

18. The Super Casual

Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress, $20, Wet Seal

This dress plus the denim jacket combination is perfection.

If you're looking for a new way to punch up your outfits this fall — this color is the perfect solution. Daring and bright, this is the one color you're going to see everywhere this season.