Tips for Adding Orange to Your Wardrobe
Orange is a great color for any woman. It gives your skin a slight blush of color and can keep you from looking pale and washed out even after your summer tan fades. Orange can also keep your winter wardrobe from getting dull and drab. When you get tired of wearing all black, grey and brown, consider how to add some orange to your wardrobe to liven it up.
An orange dress can work if it’s a darker, deeper shade rather than a bright shade of orange. Brighter shades of orange may evoke a feeling of Halloween and the bright shade may be too bright, so consider deeper, darker colors. You might also want to break up the orange with some accessories, but avoid black and orange as these are traditional Halloween colors. Try a complementary brown belt or brown sweater so the orange of any one piece is toned down.
Orange works as a complementary color when you’re wearing brown or grey, but again, be careful about pairing it with black. For a brown pantsuit or skirt suit, consider an orange silk blouse. This can also work when you have a brown pencil skirt or brown trousers. Orange often works with grey and brighter shades of orange are a good way to add some personality to a grey pantsuit or skirt suit.
Accessories are a good way to add personality to your wardrobe during winter, and you can use orange accessories to add some personality this season. Consider an orange neck scarf when wearing a brown dress or suit. For casual days, orange tights under your jeans or a jean skirt can add a fun touch to your wardrobe. Orange statement earrings or a necklace can also be a great choice with brown or grey and will add some color to your face.
Because orange is such a strong color, you might want to break it up for larger pieces. Look for orange and white patterns, or orange with yellow and cranberry red. These colors are all bold and bright and give your wardrobe some spice. You might also choose orange with turquoise blue for a fun touch. This will keep your wardrobe from being depressing during the winter.
Be sure you change up your makeup colors when you wear orange. Avoid blue eye shadow as this will clash and instead use shades of tan and orange around your eyes. Orange lipstick also works well for most skin tones, but you may need to shop around for the right shade. Bright orange may be overwhelming, so find deeper colors. If you change your makeup and your colors when you wear orange, you’ll look coordinated and your ensemble will work for you.