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 filter Orange into your outfits in all seasons:
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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.
Orange is the Happiest Color.Frank Sinatra
The silver and orange floral headpiece illustrated with this outfit is available to buy from www.dress-2-impress.com.Click Here.
Dress: Coast. Click for Dress.
Bag: Etsy. Click to see Clutch Bag.
Shoes: Aldo. Click to see Shoes.
Cuff Bracelet: Etsy. Click for Bracelet.
Nail Varnish: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
Eyeshadow: Anna Sui. Click for 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. 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 for Dress..
Felt Beret: Etsy. Click for Beret.
Bag: Jerome Dreyfuss. Click for Bag
Earrings: Etsy. Click for Earrings.
Shoes: Paul Andrew. Click for Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eyeshadow Set: Clinique Going Steady. Click for Eye Quartet.
Ink Blue, Cobalt, Sapphire, Royal, Navy and nearly all shades of blue can be paired with a shade of orange. Blue is the perfect match for colour blocking with orange. Brilliant cobalt blue is great with zesty tangarine in the summer, while darker hues like Navy and burnt orange are perfect companions for the winter.
There is an Orange for every season. For Autumn Orange is a favourite paired with Teal. With Teal at the helm you move into Autumn, while the orange keeps a summery feel, but is true the orange hues of Autumn leaves. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colours are the perfect mix of cool and warm.
This combo has depth and demonstrates a playful flair.
Teal Dress: Dsquared2. Click for Dress
Felt Headpiece Hat: Etsy. Click for Hat.
Bag: JW Anderson. Click for Bag.
Shoes: LK Bennett. Click for Shoes.
Eyeshadow Palette: Clinique. Click for Eye Shadow.
Nail Polish: Kate Moss Salon Rimmel. Click for Nail Polish.
Perfume: Marc Jacobs. Click for Perfume.
Below is a Gallery of other Internet Finds for adding this Happiest Hue to your wardrobe in small doses.