Orange isn’t the easiest colour to wear as it can be quite bright and overpowering. If you give orange a chance though, there are a lot of fab ways to wear orange in all kinds of cool or warm colour combinations.
Here are four quick tips to inspire your styling with the punchy hue.
1. Pair orange with neutral
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. From black to nude shades, your look will be cleaner and more refined with the fun and punchy characteristics of orange
2. Go with prints
Combining bold orange hues with unique prints is a very effortless approach to putting together a visually interesting look, with enough of a bright dimension to lighten up your look.
3. Embrace the purple-orange clash
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.
4. Accessorise with orange
Not ready for a full bold display of orange? You can add the punchy colour as a highlight to your look by incorporating an accessory, like a scarf, a bag or even a pop of orange on your nails.
As much as I love all of the above options, I thought I’d pair my orange cardigan and dress with a pair of neutral courts. Not that I like to play it safe, but I think the nude courts help to elongate the leg.
Cardigan Karen Millen
Dress Karen Millen
Shoes Karen Millen
Where? Photoshoot with Mark at the Boys Camp, near Aberthaw
(now derelict and closed sadly)
Images/photography Mark Roberts