Orange is the new black: Discuss. We’re talking fashion not Netflix here, of course, and orange has been spreading like freshly pressed juice over the runways and red carpets, continuing its flow into the Fall 2015 shows.
Whether it’s knits and scarves at Bottega Veneta, bags at Altuzarra, or coats and boots at Jill Sander and MSGM, orange shone through in all its glory. Givenchy, Zara, Valentino and Topshop all basked in its sunshine, while Jason Wu approached the ginger end of the scale with a sequinned wrap dress.
Valentino linked a white silk and orange wool dress via a pastel band – be braver with flame against hot pink, and blush against auburn. Match blocks in varying shades, or offset them boldly with red. Throw orange brocade over russet suede, or pair old-gold lace with print as on Christopher Kane’s floral-lace mini skirt.
Brighten a navy trench with tangerine boots, and copy the colour combo to a PVC raincoat and festival wellies. Splatter mandarin spots on midnight blue or chocolate, and over pastels like powder blue or grey. Add a denim jacket, floaty scarf, and brown floppy hat to orange-dominated patterns.
Layer your outfit in a haze of hues – sherbet through peach to mandarin – and mix fabrics and textures. Alternatively, choose complementary colours like brown, rust, and especially cinnamon, for a seventies vibe. Step back even further to the sixties with bold op art graphics that take in black and white.
Ooze chic with a long orange vest and wide-legged trousers (or make these white), and finish with Fendi’s peachy lizard-like patent leather sandals. Match an apricot cashmere knit and pencil skirt, and pull white PVC over an orange frock, or copper faux-leather over indigo skinnies. Blend with yellows from lemon to buttercup, or keep the peace by mixing with creamy neutrals.
Accessorise with bags in black, white, pink or primaries, or adopt Fendi’s orange mini-tote in leather-trimmed shearling. Match bold colours with chunky footwear like platforms, or white gladiator sandals. Paint lips and nails in colours that glow – apricot, scarlet and blood-orange red – or in clashing shades, and use collar and trim details to brighten pastels and neutrals.
So what’s the verdict? They may say that orange is the new black, but we contend that the proof is in how you style it. We’re just waiting to see how you cast your vote!
Orange Outfits: The featured photo is of Negin Mirsalehi is wearing an orange scarf with zebra print from Bershka
Wendy Nguyen is looking strikingly confident in this vibrant orange tshirt dress, paired with eye catching leopard print heels and a matching bag! We recommend this look if you really want to try something new!
Dress: Vince, Bag: Mulberry, Shoes: YSL.
Johanna Olsson looks ultra cute in this orange leather mini skirt, worn with a simple beige V neck top and heeled sandals. This summery look is perfect for hitting the town day or night!
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Ioana Chisiu in a tangerine orange Moja dress
Amber Fillerup Clark is wearing an orange top and skirt from Banana Republic
Katarzyna Tusk is wearing an orange coat from Benetton
Orange Blazer Outfit Ideas: Anouk Yve is wearing a Zara jacket
Arielle Nachami is wearing an orange Alexander Wang sweater
Orange Outfits: Julie Sarinana is wearing an orange mini skirt from Rag & Bone
Orange Outfit Ideas: Sheryl Luke is wearing an orange leather jacket from All Saints
Orange Outfits 2015: Hanna Hultemark is wearing orange shorts and clutch