I have never been one to stick to just the basic colors like black, white, and gray for my wardrobe. I think having basics are obviously essential to build a wardrobe but having different colored pieces gives you variety to work with. I like mixing colors and textures a lot. This mustard top is the first mustard thing I own! It has quickly become one of my favorites now! This top is fun and loud to me! It can be dressy or casual and thats the best part about it! This is another thing I find super essential to any wardrobe, it must be versatile. If you can have one top and work it two different ways, then it was definitely a good buy!