First of all, this is not the TV show we are talking about hehe.

Orange you glad I wore this dress? JK. I’m kidding and I’m sorry for the pun, but there is something about this color that makes me feel a little more playful than usual. I know a lot of women may be afraid to wear orange, yellow, and even red because they are worried that their skin tones will clash, look washed out, or other things.

Unfortunately, their fears aren’t completely unfounded. Certain shades look better with certain skin tones. It’s the truth. But that doesn’t mean you should shy away from colors! Instead, you need to pick the right shade of each color. So, if you’re afraid of this bright orange, try and go for a lighter hue of or a deeper one to suit your skin tone. There is 50 shades of grey, I am sure there is 50 shades of every colour.

Check out how celebrities master this colour.

 

Celebrity Style

From left: Kylie Jenner, Olivia Munn, Lily Aldridge, Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner, Blake Lively

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From left: Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lizzy Greene, Beyoncé, Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz.

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From left: Rihanna ,Kristin Davis, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lawrence, Ashley Greene, Reese Witherspoon

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From left: Amanda Seyfried, Leslie Mann, Blake Lively, Lauren Pope, Lauren Conrad, Reese Witherspoon

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From left: Malin Akerman, Kenya Moore, Khloé Kardashian, Eva longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Sims

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Runway Looks

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Styling that orange

Now if wearing orange wasn’t complicated enough, styling it can be even trickier. Click To Tweet

 

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Sometimes I’ll see people wear warm colored accessories with their orange, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. When I style bold colors like orange I like to accessorize with neutral tones, and then add a contrasting color to take the ensemble from safe to bold. The simple gold hoops help frame my face while giving the look a luxe feel, and these classic Prada sunglasses enhance that symmetry. And while I could have maybe gone with a contrasting colour shoes, the nude Windsor Smith heels that I chose create a streamlined effect that doesn’t distract from the dress.

 

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Contrasting colors

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Since I kept most of the accessories in muted tones, I knew I needed another color to make the orange stand out as it should. In cases like this I love to consult my fashion BFF: The color wheel. I know, I know, it seems a little elementary. But it’s a really useful tool for when you are playing with color. So, for this instance I wanted a color opposite of orange on the color wheel which turns out to be blue. Now, here’s the thing: you don’t have to pick your classic crayon-colored blue. You can choose whichever shade of blue you want or whichever one suits your skin tone the best (just like when choosing warm colors for yourself!). I think the navy gives the look a more refined, work friendly vibe. However, I know an electric blue would look just as great, and maybe a little more fun! (only if I had one haha)

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P.S. Aren’t those purple flowers in the picture that features the shoes just beautiful? They add such a lovely contrast.

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Dress from an unknown Chinese brand(sorry girls)

Heels from Windsor Smith

Shoes from Fendi 

Sunglasses from Prada

Keep shining girls.

Is orange your color? And what’s your favourite summer shade? You can comment below.