There are a handful of colors that I consider to be year-round staples. Colors that can be worn in the frosty days of December, sweaty days of June and those perfect August mornings. This burnt orange is one of my classic go-tos as it is a nice break from the norm of navy or gray and a subtle pop of color. I stumbled on this hue while flipping through Holmes & Yang’s spring 2014 collection
in the form of a solid sheath dress from but wanted to show you how to wear it with a little more versatility.
I have a couple pieces that are this color in my wardrobe, but I always gravitate toward this simple draped skirt. The pleating and delicate fabric offer the feminine balance I am looking for whenever I’m styling this look. On the other hand, I wanted my top to be something a little more structured to give me a more refined look. This crop top is perfect because it avoids the bunching I would run into if I tucked something in and it creates a nice silhouette contrary to a longer blouse. I wanted to keep today’s look simple so I paired my reliable black booties with it and called it a day! The great thing is that I can pack my leather jacket and swipe my hair back into a low chignon after work and call this a day to night look!
One thing I used to struggle with is what color to pair with this orange, it can be tricky. Try and stay away from being too matchy and don’t be afraid to mix and match some primary colors or prints. I would stick to neutrals or cooler colors. The burnt orange looks amazing on all skin tones so it’s something that can work well in a pair of shorts, blouse or even a dress like in the collection. My only advice would be to break up the color if you’re wearing it in large quantities — wear a belt or a necklace to create some conversation.
However you style this color within your wardrobe have fun with it all year long and truly make orange the new black.
Get My Look:
1. Orange draped skirt
. 2. Cropped detailed top
. 3. The boot
every girl needs.