Orange is not an easy color to pull off, BUT if there was a time to pull off this shade, it’s now!
When I think of autumn, several colors instantly come to mind: a deep burgundy, jade green, and mustard yellow. But when I truly think about it, a specific, deep shade of orange materializes in my mind. I can see myself wearing a chunky orange sweater with a pair of dark blue jeans. I envision a pumpkin orange t-shirt tucked into tan cigarette pants, paired with a neutral cardigan. A pair of standout orange earrings would also look lovely.
To help you see what I see when I think of this fall-time color, here are a few of my favorite orange fashion finds:
This cardigan was inspired by fashion icon Jackie Kennedy, so how could it not be perfect? As for this specific shade, it’s called “baked terracotta,” making it a more wearable form of orange. Personally, I feel that a cardigan is the perfect piece for when you want to add a pop of color, especially since it’s the type of layer than you simply throw on when you’re headed out the door.
This dark orange beauty is perfect for layering, which, in turn, means that it’s perfect for fall. If you layered the top with other neutral pieces, that would definitely help make this color stand out, giving you the perfect standout basic shirt.
I love everything about these pants: the cut, the color, the fact that they are textured. While every season is great for playing with texture, fall and winter are incomparable. Since you tend to layer more during these two seasons, that allows you to mix different textures and to see how they look together. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely adding these to my wish list.
Once again, we have another “terracotta” number (I’m really going to have to look into this color). This time, we see what this tint looks like in dress form. Aside from the fact that this sweater dress appears to be insanely comfortable, I like how it’s not over-the-top. It’s rich, yet not extravagant. Perfect for a casual, yet comfy, fall day.
If you want to experiment with orange, but still want to play it safe: go for a pattern, like the one above! Roses are timeless, so they add a bit of elegance to any look. I’d love to pair this skirt with a black leather jacket, just to mix it up a bit.
If you’re the type of person who wants a handbag in every color, I highly recommend that you add this little beauty to your collection. Personally, I don’t buy super expensive bags because I prefer to switch out my purse on the regular, so this is perfect for me. It’s for those days where you want your purse to make you smile and this one will surely do the trick.
The takeaway: orange may be intimidating, but with a bit of whimsicality, you can definitely incorporate it into your wardrobe.