You’ve probably heard by now—Pantone has declared Tangerine Tango to be the color of 2012. Designers seemed to know it; Chictopians do too! Let’s check out some of this month’s most popular looks for a lesson in citrus-hued styling.
THE NEW NEUTRAL
Jinna of greaseandglamour proves the sentiment that “a little goes a long way,” adding just a pop of color in the stripes of her sheer pants. Keeping the rest of the outfit neutral allowed her to add in some great layers and texture!
Lesson learned: You’ll always be safe in neutrals—safe enough to add in cool textures like knits and leather for a more dynamic outfit.
Shop Jinna’s look:
High Waist Hotpants in Fluoro Orange, $64 at Topshop
POP OF PANTS
Nicoletta of ncoletteusa went with a classic but modern look, wearing a pair of tangerine jeans with an elegant printed top, neutral trench, and gold-toned accessories. Again, we see neutrals with a pop of color—a look that will always work.
Lesson learned: Don’t be afraid to wear color and print. It can be done well, but throw in a neutral item or two (or three) for good measure.
Shop Nicoletta’s look:
BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean in Persimmon, $58.00 at Urban Outfitters
EAT MY BAG
Style Icon Hallie of HallieDaily chose to let her accessories make a statement. If you can tear your eyes away from the adorable puppy she’s holding (and those to-die-for Valentino pumps), you’ll notice her bright bag. Its structure keeps the style classic, but gold hardware—and of course, the color—makes it super trendy for 2012.
Lesson learned: Test the trend waters with accessories! A tangerine bag, hat, pair of shoes, or even lipcolor is a commitment-free way to try a new style.
Shop Hallie’s look:
Chic Orange Strap Bag, $106.99 at Romwe
THANKS FOR THE COMPLEMENT
Finally, Laura of LauraTenshi upped the ante by doing orange-on-orange in the form of a blazer and matching satchel. Plus, a maxi skirt in a complementary shade of turquoise=color palette perfection.
Lesson learned: Know your color wheel. Orange with blue will almost always make a chic statement, because the colors are complementary.
Shop Laura’s look:
Peaked Lapel Blazer in Orange, $27.80 at Forever 21
Read all about Tangerine Tango and invest in some orange merchandise at the Pantone website.
Find more great orange items in the Chictopia Shop!
See how other Chictopians wear Tangerine Tango in the Style Gallery.
Are you a fan of this fruity color trend? Leave a comment or send us a tweet @everybodyisugly!
by Heather (headbandit)
main image via Yuval Hen for How to Spend It