Three Ways: How to Wear an Orange Skirt
Feb 15, 2011
While I may love the idea of an orange skirt, putting together an outfit that makes an orange skirt work is harder than it looks. I think I went through nine iterations of this post before I came up with three looks that I was happy with sharing. Because when you have such a bold piece, it can be difficult to blend it into your wardrobe in a way that doesn’t look forced.
When building an outfit with orange, there are several ways that you can go. Initially, I thought about mixing in some eggplant, but then I realized that in a conservative work environment, earth tones would probably work best. So for this outfit, I mixed in some natural tones (stone, white), chocolate brown and olive green. The muted palette lets the orange skirt take center stage but keeps it from being overpowering.
I’m not sure that this outfit is nice enough for a dinner date, but it would be great for dinner with friends or a birthday party. I really like the cobalt with the orange, and not just because I’m a Broncos fan. And while you could mix in nude accessories, I chose grey instead. It feels a little dressier and cold weather appropriate.
If you’re going to wear a hooded pullover, you wanted to wear one that doesn’t make you look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. This fitted hoodie in oatmeal is perfect for a casual brunch outfit or just lounging around the house on Sunday. I love that bag from Zara, it looks like vintage Coach. Also, I worked in tribal jewelry because that’s a really big trend right now, and there aren’t many opportunities for a professional woman to wear it.