This article is mainly inspired by the Orange Is the New Black article in Elle. However, I have my own special love affair with orange that my close friends know about. I just had a set of orange leather couches delivered. They match nicely with the bold painting in the background, which just so happens to feature orange as a dominant color.
Like the prison show’s title suggests, orange is definitely the “it” color at the moment. Part of the citrus colors, it makes a lasting impression and really gets people in a cheerful mood. Crushed orange seems to brighten up my day like no other. Let it brighten up yours. With plenty of fashionable items to choose from, explore how it can do wonders for your outfit or wardrobe.
First, let’s start with this lovely handbag by Halston Heritage. This bag is flawless; I love the modern shape and style. This toned-down orange is gorgeous. The stitching on the bag is well done and it’s a must have to store all your summer goodies in ultimate fashionable style.
→ Buy the Halston Heritage Satchel, $395.00, at bloomingdales.com.
Need something smaller for carrying only your bare essentials with that strappy summer dress? Then trust in my find and carry this gorgeous Saint Laurent clutch that will make your hands proud when strutting around. My friend Tanya appreciates my love for this bold color and once she texted me a picture, I knew I had to have it.
→ Buy the Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Clutch, $1,090.00, at ysl.com.
Be spring-like in this gorgeous sleeveless dress from A.L.C. Wow the crowd when you walk by with this dress -- everything from the unique style, to its slinky fabric that exudes that perfect flirty vibe. will draw eyes in. The cutout in the back is eye-catching as well. It is a tasteful way to change up the look from uber-conservative to fun and flashy when seen from behind.
→ Buy the A.L.C. Ford Sleeveless Dress, $435.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.
Need something a little more work-appropriate? Then you will love this stunningly elegant Badgley Mischka Collection dress. It is pure perfection. I love the off-the-shoulder look because it’s incredibly alluring. With that said, it’s covered enough to be work-appropriate. The dress is simple, but it really pops. The bow at the waist helps tie the entire thing together, and beautifully. It reminds me of 1950s dresses with a sleek twist.
→ Buy the Badgley Mischka Collection Off-Shoulder Cocktail Dress, $385.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.