According to colour theory, orange is supposed to be exuberant, energizing, invigorating, enthusiastic and joyous —so why, when it comes to wearing it, does it stop so many of us in our tracks?
Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. It is very versatile, and has a shade for all seasons as either an accent or background colour.
Here are my style tips on how to Wear Orange hues:
A transition that instantly brings some excitement to refined greys and beiges.
A great way to let the bold tones of your orange piece stand out without competing with any other colour, is to pair orange with neutrals. Avoid black unless headed out trick or treating, but take your pick from nearly all other nude shades. Your look will be clean and refined, but fun and punchy. Orange is great for adding a touch of cheerfulness to neutral dresses and lifts your spirits.
The silver and orange floral headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com shop online.Click Here.
The Dress is: Coast. Click to see Coast Dress.
The Bag is Mandarin Pyton Clutch on Etsy. Click to see Orange Clutch Bag.
The Shoes are: Aldo. Click to see Aldo Shoes.
The Cuff Bracelet: Etsy. Click to see Cuff Bracelet.
The Nail Varnish is: Essie. Click to see Essie Nail Polish.
The Eyeshadow is: Anna Sui. Click to see Anna Sui Eyeshadow.
Not brave enough to go with the energized oranges in the above outfit, then try the pastel option.
Pastel oranges like peach and apricot are still perfect for bringing grey into summer, but a little less zesty.
The Apricot and Peach Headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for £50.00. Click Here. The bag: Charlotte Olympia. Shoes and Dress: Found on Pinterest, Brands Unknown
There is an Orange for every season. You will see Orange in Nature in some form all year round, and is a favourite for Autumn in the less flo hues. Orange pairs well and is fun with Chocolate, Browns, Navy, Deep Purples and Teals.
Pairing with any of these colours embraces Autumn, with the Orange still hanging on to Summer. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colour combos are the perfect mix of cool and warm, and keep colour in your outfit.
Orange and Purple Eggplant / Aubergine are a style favourite when it comes to contrasting combinations. Visually appealing, the two dynamic shades create a bold and chic look when paired together. The deep rich tones of Aubergine give it just the right amount of contrast to ensure the outfit is not too striking.
The Orange Dress is: Victoria Beckham. Click Here for Dress..
Felt Beret: Etsy. Click for Beret.
The Clutch Bag is: Jerome Dreyfuss. Click to see Bag
Earrings: Etsy. Click for Earrings.
Shoes: Paul Andrew. Click to see Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eyesahow Set: Clinique Going Steady. Click to see Eye Quartet.
Below is a gallery of some of the fun Orange Clothes and Accessories I've hunted out on the Internet for you. If you look through and see anything you like, simply click the image and it will take you to the items online. I get a diddy little commission for clicks made through links in this post, and if you buy the item, the brand buy me a latte.