Fall/Winter Fashion

Mustard + Leopard

UPDATED: 2/2/19

I’m excited to share this fall outfit with you! Mustard yellow is such a great color for fall, and pairing it with leopard takes it up a serious notch or two.

Fashion for Women Over 40: How to Wear Bootcut Jeans

I wore a mustard boyfriend sweater and a white tee with a leopard scarf. I love the mix of warm tones.

Fashion for Women Over 40: Mustard Cardi + Leopard Scarf

Bootcut jeans are not as popular as skinnies, but they’re fun for a change. My current favorite bootcut jeans are the 7 For All Mankind Kimmie bootcut, and I also like the Express barely boot jeans for a more budget-friendly option.

How to Wear Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut jeans demand boots, and the higher the heel, the better. Just make sure your jeans are the right length for your boots. They should almost graze the ground, but not quite.

The boots are Nine West. I swear, these might be 10 years old. The stacked heel is back in style this year, so once again, I’m so glad that I never got rid of these! Here’s a similar pair that would also look great with bootcut jeans. I also love these for bootcut jeans, and these for a more budget-friendly option.

Fashion for Women Over 40: Bootcut Jeans for 2015

The brown belt is perfect for pulling the scarf and the boots together.

Fashion for Women Over 40: Mustard Cardi + Leopard Scarf

I chose gold jewelry in keeping with the warm tones of the outfit, but silver would work fine too.

Fashion for Women Over 40: How to Wear Bootcut Jeans for Fall 2015

I carried a small brown clutch. I like the various shades of brown in this outfit.

Fashion for Women Over 40: How to Wear Bootcut Jeans for Fall 2015

And here’s a closeup of the jeans. I just love the wash on these. They have faded slightly over time, but that only makes them better. This is why I invest in premium denim. They just get better with age.

How to Wear Bootcut Jeans

So that’s my modern take on the bootcut jeans. This outfit would be just as cute with skinny jeans and ankle boots or riding boots. I’ve worn it that way in the past, but this is fun for a change.

Fashion for Women Over 40: How to Wear Bootcut Jeans

boyfriend sweater // white tee // leopard scarf // bootcut jeans (budget option) // boot options herehere, and here

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99 thoughts on “Mustard + Leopard

  1. This outfit just proves why boot cut jeans should NEVER go out of style! They are soooo much more flattering on almost everyone than skinny jeans. The mustard looks great on you and looks to be big this fall; alas, it is not a good color for me. Love love love this outfit. And don’t give up on scarves; this one looks great on you.

  2. This outfit is absolutely adorable!! The only piece I don’t have is the cardigan, but I have been shopping around for an affordable one. I’m in college and a lot of these outfits are things I would wear; I love your style! 🙂

  3. I think what I love most is the way you have used older pieces from your wardrobe. If you invest in a good pair of jeans and boots then a new top or cardigan to dress it up makes it modern again! Love this outfit not sure the mustard cardigan would look good ion me (I’m really blonde). But maybe a blue or green would work!! I really like boot it so I’m happy they will be back in style. Not that it matters I never stopped wearing mine!!

  4. So relieved bootcut jeans are back in. I never really felt confident in skinnies with boots, although having read your article about it, I’m feeling a bit braver – thanks!

  5. I’ve never stopped wearing them, because I’m just too bottom heavy to do otherwise. No skinny jeans for me, they just don’t flatter my curves. I try to be true to what I like for myself without worrying too much about what fashion says.

  6. I fell in love with bootcut jeans from the moment I tried on a nice pair for the first time and remain fully dedicated to the style. However, i tried fairly hard to make skinny/tapered leg jeans work to no avail. My body shape is more of a thin, hourglass shape and skinny jeans never flattered my figure. They just made me look short and heavy. The nice thing about boot cut styles is that you can elongate the appearance of your legs by hiding wedges or heels beneath the gentle flair. This does not work with skinny leg styles as your shoes stick out and break up the illusion. Bootcut forevermore. Also bootcut seems to balance out my hips.

    1. I agree, bootcut jeans are universally flattering, and generally more flattering than skinnies, although I love the versatility of skinnies, and I wear flats a lot. 🙂 But I’m with you… long live the bootcut. I want to always have that option in my closet.

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