I have to admit that mustard isn’t really ‘me’, but sometimes there’s just a strange order to the Universe and one thing suddenly comes crashing in at you from different directions. Starting with spotting that trench coat down there which seemed like a nice tonal upgrade from my current camel. Then various dapper men on screen in similarly-hued suits, including Sam Neill in the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s  ‘And Then There Were None’, followed in nano seconds by friends purchasing Cluedo and, alright Universe, I get the picture – I need something mustard!

I think another aspect that’s piqued my interest has been seeing images of it boldly paired with red, pink and rust, doubling up on warmth as opposed to the classic warm/cool rule with complementary tones of grey and navy. A great styling rule that may be, but as with all, it must be broken occasionally to create a fresher aesthetic. I’ve been in such a neutrals rut over the last few months that this combination seems to be shocking me out of it. Adding at least a flash of bright red/orange lip to any of these should satisfy the colour clash craving. Plus, one can delight in continuing the awkward pairings into Spring/Summer by refreshing the ‘cool’ element and working it with the inevitable pastel onslaught.

Asos TrenchCOS tie dressTopshop Paperbag

Wool Trench Coat, £95 ASOS

Tie-front Dress, £40 COS

Paperbag Midi Skirt, £45 Topshop