STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Burnt Orange Beneath

Style Advice of the Week

I’m not a leggings kind of girl — I suffer from the fear that my top will either extend too low or fall too short. Even in my childhood years, I begged my mother for a pretty dress to go over the then-popular patterned pants. So when I spot a girl who can pull off the look, I admire with envy. This Fashionista doesn’t limit herself to a simple pair in black or brown cotton. Instead, she goes all out.

The high-waist riding pants she scored at American Apparel feature double snaps, ribbing detail and of course that stretchy spandex fit. They’re a heavy-duty material that’s made to keep you warm, and they’re form fitting so they’ll show off your curves. Should you favor a bit more structure like myself, shop rag & bone or Paul & Joe for skinny tailored trousers.

This mahogany shade of orange is key — it’s sartorially fitting for the final weeks of winter since spring’s arrival will bring along brighter hues. Pair it with a scarf of the concordant color like this Fashionista did, and dare to find shades with the same tint.

Because most leggings call for layers, I love the idea of an oversized jacket with a cozy fleece interior. These H By Hudson ankle boots will finish off the ensemble, or check out this Fashionista from Stonehill College who channeled her inner rider in tall leather.

For even more burnt orange, see how it works on the boys over at Syracuse University.


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