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
Orange and purple 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 key here is to ensure you add a neutral piece to the look to keep it from being an overwhelming display of colours.
My favoutrite Orange Purple combo is a Salmon Coral Orange with Aubergine Purple. Coral / Salmon is flattering for all skin tones, and the deep rich tones of Aubergine give it just the right amount of contrast to ensure it’s not too striking.
There is an Orange for every season. For Autumn Burnt Orange is a favourite paired with Navy. With navy at the helm you move to Autumn, with the orange keeping a summery feel. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colours are the perfect mix of cool and warm.
This combo has depth and demonstrates a playful flair.
The Flowergirl headbands illustrated above were custom made for a wedding. Contact me if you want to see more pictures or have some made in your wedding colours.Click Here. The Bag: Monsoon.
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.