Orange is the new black! And we would all do well to obey this expression when honing in on a solid colour to complete our summer look. Not my favourite hue I must confess, but its insistence (appearing in so many runway shows) might just change my mind. It is a shade easily suited to any skin colour, with variations from bright to burnt making it a democratic pigment.
As a combination of red and yellow, this hue suits any colour that works well with the primaries. Brown, blue and white are perfect to make it pop if you are looking for ideas to complement your look. To embrace the trend in its pure essence, opt for full-on orange, from hair to toe. You may feel like a carrot, but hey, the fashion police have given the look a green light and the catwalks have confirmed that this formula really works, so why not?
While Balmain went extra pizzazz with long and ruffled dresses, Hermes opted for casual and sporty, pairing its skirt and top with trainers. Tory Burch bet on ethnicity with a long kaftan dress and Atelier Versace once again showed a runway collection which would be very difficult to wear in real life.
The best way of adding any trend to your look is via accessories. Not just the practical items like footwear and bags, but also the little touches that add extra oomph such as belts, earrings, necklaces and scarves. The add-ons universe is so vast, just use your creativity and paint it orange to enjoy a stylish and vibrant summer.
High-heeled sandals with trendy fringes are the cherry on the cake to transform any casual look. These suede ones by New Look are worth having in your wardrobe.