How To Wear Orange (Without Looking Like You're In Costume)

5 years ago

Halloween is nearly upon us! The leaves are changing and there's a nip in the air - all sure-fire signs of fall. I always have a pang for new school-clothes and boots at this time of year and, while I appreciate fabulous costumes, I'm more likely to work a subtle touch of autumnal color into my wardrobe. Did you know orange can be a neutral? I'm going to show you how.

Here are five ways to wear orange without looking like you're going Trick or Treating.



JCrew has gorgeous bags. This one is "traditional with a twist." A little spendy but you'll wear it forever. The deep tone will play well with black, navy, and brown.






Gap has partnered with Clu to do this great striped dress. French sailor stripes are trés chic and not Halloween-y at all.




Wrap yourself in this cozy "blood-orange heather" cashmere pashmina from Talbots. Is there an outfit it wouldn't enhance? I dont think so.




Coral is a lovely color on lots of skin tones. This one from MAC is called Morange.



Essie at Zappos

Still too color-rich for your blood? Treat yourself to an orange manicure (keep your nails trimmed) with delightful Essie polish.
I don't like to wear colors but I'd do my nails in this toasty warm color.


Take a trip through Etsy while you're at it - there's always plenty to see.

Happy fall!



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