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How to make an orange and black outfit chic

Not sure how to pull off black and orange when you’re not at a Halloween-themed party? We show you how with these foolproof tips for incorporating the hot color combo into your everyday wardrobe.

Sharon Stone, Nina Dobrev, and Holly Robinson Peete wearing orange and black

Everyone from Sharon Stone to Nina Dobrev to Holly Robinson Peete has rocked black and orange this season. Want to test out this celeb-favorite color combo, too? Whether you’re in the office or hanging out on the weekend, here’s how to make these two hues effortlessly chic for work and play.


For the office

A simple way to make black and orange work for the office? Go for mostly black, with just a hint of orange. Try a black skirt suit with a neutral blouse that has a touch of fiery orange. So posh!

Black and orange for the office

Tahari by ASL Suit, Jacket & Pleated-Hem Skirt (Macy’s, $320), Luisa Spagnoli Silk Blouse
(Glam-Net, $149), Vince Camuto Naureen Kitten Heel (, $89)


For date night

Wow your man with a tight orange dress. Sky-high black heels will only amp up your sexy factor.

Black and orange for date night

Orange Cap Sleeve Dress (Miss Selfridge, $34), JustFab Jodie Heels (, $55),
CC Skye Red Carpet Clutch (Pink Mascara, $400)


For girls’ night out

Try a flirty and fun ensemble for girls’ night out. Meaning: Pair a frilly orange blouse with black skinny jeans and fierce pumps.

Black and orange for a girls' night out

Dominique Neon Orange Top (Reiss, $76), Super Skinny Jeans (Tory Burch, $185),
Alice + Olivia Devon Metallic Snake Print Pumps (ShopBop, $345)


For a lazy afternoon

Get oh-so-cozy by donning your favorite soft tee, easy jeans and fun orange socks! The perfect outfit to wear when you want to kick back and catch up on your DVR.

Black and orange for a lazy afternoon

Black Scallop Tee (Dorothy Perkins, $25), Boyfriend Jeans (Mango, $80), Rugby Striped Socks (Gap, $8)


For the weekend

You’ll look so downtown-cool in a black moto jacket, paired with a fuzzy orange sweater and distressed jeans.

Black and orange for the weekend

Leather Jacket (Miss Selfridge, $280), Resi Spicy Orange Sweater (Joie, $139), Moto Blue Black Jamie Jeans (Topshop, $80), To Be Announced Chains in Black Gold Boots (SoleStruck, $150)

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