If you think tangerine orange is a thing of the last seasons, think again. From Skaist Taylor to Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren, we saw these designers sprinkle their runway looks with tangerine for spring/summer 2013.
Tangerine is not to go away because of its striking attitude. If you wear a tangerine little dress to a room packed with bright colors, you know that your dress will surely float out. Last year´s fall we noticed that tangerine was widely worn as a separate teamed with other bright colors; the trend was called color blocking.
But while color blocking has grown old to many of us, tangerine color has not. Some fashionistas were too smitten by this shade that they aren´t ready to let go of it yet. To some, it just became their favorite color. I belong to the first group. And if you´re like me, you must be on the lookout for new ways to wear tangerine this summer.
Bear with me for I have here four looks to inspire you on how to rework that tangerine piece that you already have and what to look for in an item if you´re to purchase another gorgeous tangerine item.
1. A tangerine updated with the season´s trends
AKIRA Tie Front Romper, Alice + Olivia Dominica Booties, and The Row Sunglasses
Whether you´re planning to invest in a tangerine romper or a little dress, look for a number that bears the seasons current trends, maybe a cutwork on the sides or a cutout at the back. You know, cut away is one of the seasons´ biggest trends.
A tangerine dress can be updated with a bow. Saint Laurent re-introduced large bows in his SS13 collection. Take a look at Skaist Taylor´s tangerine romper in the photo above, it has a cute bow. You can also go for a tangerine little dress with ruffles or pleats.
Let the color take center stage. Wear your romper or dress with a pair of nude, (knee high) lace up boots for a bold look that´s well-toned.
2. A tangerine jacket worn with black
Mui Mui Swing Jacket, Yohji Yamamoto Leather Pants, DSQUARED2 Biker Boots,
and Givenchy Bag
Some stylists claim that you should never wear a tangerine dress with black jacket or vice versa unless you´re heading to a Halloween party. Well, they better see Ralph Laureen´s tangerine jacket worn over a black tank top and black leather cropped pants. Accessorized with a black small scarf, a black beret, and black peep-toe shoes, the result is just too fashionable and chic for a scary movie.
3. The new color blocking
Victoria Beckham Tank Top, Cambridge Satchel, River Island Mini Skirt, Pura Lopez´ Sandals
Remember the time when you saw almost everywhere this mix – a hot pink top, a tangerine skirt, a mustard envelope clutch, and beige, if not green, pumps? I´m talking about vivid color blocking of bright shades.
This season, take the new way to color block. Wear tangerine with other shades from its own family of colors – peach, maroon, and light pink, or wear it with pastels. This way, your blend of colors speaks more of elegance.
4. A tangerine mini dress with red
Elise Ryan Cutaway Dress, Sateen Clutch, Christian Louboutin Batignolle 120 Shoes
Go for the unconventional way of wearing tangerine, pair it with red. Tangerine is so close to red. Together, these colors will radiate warmth and happiness. Slip into a tangerine mini dress and complete it with a pair of red shoes. The moment you step into a room, you signal that it´s time to start the ball rolling.
Keep your accessories in minimum, a nude clutch bag and black sunglasses are enough to polish the look.
Is tangerine something you would wear this summer? How would you update that good, old tangerine piece that you had from the previous seasons?
Glee is the happy blogger behind Creative Fashion, a fashion and lifestyle blog for gleeful fashionistas, and Creative Fashion Kids, a fashion blog for tots. She´s a teacher turned full-time online entrepreneur. Visit her blogs for updates on current fashion trends.
Thank you Glee for the fab post!