Spring Preview: Easy-to-Wear Orange

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 RTW
Alexander McQueen
Spring 2012 RTW
I spoke to my best friend in Paris yesterday and, according to her, everyone is wearing orange. I recently wrote about yellow, but now its time to talk orange. Although I have dabbled in orange over the years, especially in my home d├ęcor, I feel apprehensive about orange attire. Luckily, designers have changed their styles to complement many colors.

When I was designing the interior of my house, I wanted eveything to be feng shui. So, in order to keep everything balanced, I used different materials, plants, and colors to keep my house harmonious. I painted one of my walls orange to bring wealth into my life, so I always associate the color with wealth, but orange triggers happiness just like yellow and stimulates activity. Since orange is an intense and aggressive color, I believe it should be paired with softer colors such as beige and brown to stabilize the outfit, not complicate it. Orange is a little harder to work with than yellow, which actually makes putting an outfit together easier because you have less options to choose from.

My first pick is out of this world crazy and fun! The Herve Leger orange and pink resin fringe clutch is very unique. Wear this with your white dress, your jeans, or any simple colored outfit and everyone will compliment you on this eye staining bag. I would not wear this with other bright, bold spring colors because it would definitely be overkill.

Herve Leger Resin Fringe Clutch

→ Buy the Herve Leger Resin Fringe Clutch, $598.00, at bcbg.com.

Tory Burch knows color. Her Hibiscus orange and gold cuff is a must have. It’s bold and won’t clash with your other spring colored outfits, unlike the clutch. The cuff can be worn with a lime green cardigan and a simple outfit. You will have plenty of chances to show off this hot cuff. I think the first month you shouldn’t leave home without it! Try layering with some gold bangles for an extra dramatic look!

Tory Burch Hibiscus Bracelet

→ Buy the Tory Burch Hibiscus Bracelet, $135.00, at toryburch.com.

Do you have a wedding to attend in the late spring or summer? If you do you, then you should definitely give this stunning BCBG strapless chiffon dress a go! Keep it classic with statement piece earrings. I think the picture of this dress is convincing enough -- love it!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Silk Chiffon Gown

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Silk Chiffon Gown, $298.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.