It is considered THE color of the season. It’s fun, it’s bright and it’s sexy, it’s Tangerine Tango! In a season where pastels have officially taken over, this non-powdery and lively orange shade has taken the throne.
Last September, designers colored the runways tangerine: Derek Lam made it minimal and Haider Ackermann used it as the perfect complement to match his beautiful and architectural shapes. It was digital and printed for Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler went in for the kill and colored their leather tangerine.
Now that we’ve covered the catwalk, making the transition to high street has never been easier. Retailers seem to have the same style craving, after a sugar and pastel overload, a taste of sour orange citrus is just what we need.
Since it’s a strong color, it may seem overpowering at first glance. The trick? Don’t be afraid to grab tangerine by the horns— that means nail polish or a clutch is not enough anymore! The color itself is all about fun, but it gets even better when styling it and mixing it up in overpowering ways! We all like to see heads turning our way, and tangerine is just the shade to make that happen!
LOOK 1: BEJEWELED TANGERINE
Color blocking meets my jewelry box. More interesting than doing it with brights, more flashy than doing it with pastels.