Coloriffic: All About Orange

Apr 6, 2011

 

Polyvore Set Found Here.

As soon as we get this government shutdown business resolved, and I can stop hoarding cash like my life depends on it, I will get to do a little shopping.  And when I step out for some retail therapy, I plan to buy a lot of color.  

I know that color is scary for some women, but really, there’s nothing to be afraid of.  Women (and men) look gorgeous in bright, bold, flashy color.  You want to turn heads?  

Walk down the street in a bright red or hot pink or chartreuse dress.  If you’re feeling tired, dull or blah, color will boost you out of your rut.

This week, I am obsessed with orange and so is the entire fashion world.  If you want to kick this citrusy hue up a notch, pair it with other colors.  Orange looks chic with navy, regal with purple, pretty with pink and sophisticated with green.  You can also pair it with grey, cobalt, and if you’re really brave, citron.

I stuck with solids here because a) I like solids (Deep breaths, Miss M) and because I think it’s easier to mix and match solids.  But you could also pair an orange and white dress with a navy cardigan.  

Orange is bright, cheery and on trend.  No matter your skin color, there is a shade for you (citrus, vermillion, peach, rust, etc.), so get out there and find it.

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  1. Meg says:

    Would have never thought to pair fuschia and peach together, but love it!! Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. A says:

    Belle, why is your price point so high?? I LOVE everything I see here… but need some realistic options for an entry-level employee please!!

  3. Belle says:

    If you don't see something in your price point, then I didn't see anything that matched my vision in your price point. I try to choose lower price items whenever possible but for an inspiration board such as this one, if there's not something there, I don't force it. The only tops that I could find in the intern price range were t-shirts. I'm sure you can find something similar at a store like H&M or Zara or Forever 21, but these Polyvore sets are limited to what is available on the internet.

  4. Erica says:

    this post was great timing, thank you!

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