My New Favorite Outfit: What to Wear With Orange

Friday, October 25, 2013

What to Wear With Orange

For the last day of my series I'll be sharing my tips on how to wear orange. On the first day I shared with you how to wear wine, and on the second day I shared with you how to wear mustard, and of the three I think orange can be the trickiest to wear.  Here are my tips on what to wear it with:
  • Neutral tones are an awesome pairing for orange, though I think warm tones like tans and browns are best.  I would recommend steering clear of pairing orange and black, for fear of looking like you're dressed for Halloween.  
  • The second way to wear orange is with complimentary colors and you might be surprised at all the colors that work to pair it with. I love orange with different shades of blue, but it can also be great with army green and wine.
Today I chose to pair orange with a combination of neutral and complimentary colors. I love the neutral cardigan and navy skirt with this fun top and I think it's a perfect look for fall. Make sure to check out my collage at the end of the post for some additional ways to wear orange.

Here's a chart for you all to help you see what to pair orange with:

I've really enjoyed writing this series.  Would you all like to see it continue in the future?  If so, what colors would you like to see me focus on?  I'm started a new series next Wednesday that I think you guys will love, so stay tuned for that too!

Here are some more detailed pictures of today's outfit:

Cardigan: Loft $5 (thrifted) similar
Top: Arc and Co. $6 (via Plato's Closet) pretty option
Skirt: Loft $30  same
Belt: $1.5
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot  Chimera, Moxie , Renegade 
Shoes: Fergalicious $15 similar

Here are some other ways to wear orange: 


  1. Thanks for the styling tips! :) Great help. :)

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  2. Another round of great tips! I like orange paired with neutrals too and then I can't help myself - leopard!

  3. Yes, definitely continue the color series. :) As far as which color to do next....I would just say go through the rainbow (and then some since there's no pink in ROYGBIV) one color at a time. I love seeing the charts and color pairings you create. There's always something in there I hadn't considered.

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  4. I think that orange top looks really great the neutral cardigan! I don't have a single orange item in my's not a color I gravitate towards. Happy Friday!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. I personally think Orange looks best with Hot Pink, Navy, Lavender, Mint & Turquoise. That Necklace is so Gorgeous. I have enjoyed this series. Have a great weekend!

  6. I agree! Orange is difficult to wear. I think the way you paired it is lovely!

  7. Orange can definitely be difficult to wear. That's the reason I don't own any! I really like it with the navy and neutral cardigan though. It's such a great outfit on you!

  8. I love orange! It looks great with your neutral cardigan. It is also great with white especially in the summer. Great series. Have a wonderful week-end Ginny.


  9. I really, really like this!! I'll admit that I have a hard time wearing orange. But I think it's more because I've afraid it will clash with my hair/skin tone. I really like the options you've come up with here.

  10. I love this orange with the jeweled cardigan!

  11. Just bought an orange shirt (on accident, the description was zydeco red...) so this is a perfect post for me. Now I have some fun ideas for it.


  12. Orange is another color I don't wear... I may have to try it paired with some of your suggestions.

  13. orange can be really tricky, even pairing it with black
    think Halloween
    my favorite pairing with orange is pink!

  14. I absolutely love your outfit, and everything works perfectly with the orange top! I love orange but I don't think people see it as a very "wearable" color, so I'm glad you posted this!

  15. I'm obsessed with orange and I am so happy you shared with us your color scheme on what goes well with it.. genius!! You look soo lovely ♥

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  16. Yeah...I struggle with orange a lot. Orange and black were my high school colors, so orange always makes me think of high school, ha! I do like deeper, more rust shades of orange, though, and agree that it looks nice with tan and navy especially!

  17. I don't own much orange clothing, but I always struggle with how to wear it--thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  18. tangy orange so sweet. really nice dear say would you like to follow each other=)?

  19. Love this combination of colors with orange for fall! The neutral cardigan over your top shows off just the right amount of orange.

  20. I've never been a huge fan of orange, but I love this! It's such a great way to make a bold color look more subtle and classy.

  21. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing 4 different looks and even the colors that work :) I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please visit mine and I'll follow you back :)
    xo Jess

  22. Please continue to do the color series! I am not one to wear yellow or orange, but this series showed me some options I'd never'd considered. I struggle wearing bright colors near my face. I like how realistic your options are for me. Keep up the great posts!

  23. Great use of orange with the neutrals I am digging that cardigan - the bling touches are great!

  24. It is so helpful to see these color charts for pairing ideas, thank you for sharing! =)

    I hope you have a great week!


  25. Love the helpful color guide!

  26. I love this look. The orange stands out so radiantly under the neutral cardigan and classic black skirt. Great styling!