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.
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.
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.