Feeling overtly orange? Perfectly peachy? Superbly saffron? Tantalisingly tangerine? Whatever your choice, orange – and its many, many hues – is hot, hot, hot

Dennis Basso S/S 2014 NYFW   Picture:

THIS season, designers have lit up the runways with a range of vibrant tangerines, neon oranges and amped-up corals that looked great and wearable all at once. Whatever your choice, if you’re not used to wearing orange it can be a little tricky. So here’s how to make sure you’re wearing the right shade for you.

There’s a shade on the orange spectrum for every emotion and skin tone.  And there are just as many names to describe the colour – tangerine, mandarin, orange,  persimmon, tangelo, vermillion, carrot, saffron, salmon, peach, coral 

Orange is vibrant and demands attention, so if you want to get noticed, wear orange. It is the colour of ambition, creativity and fascination. It is also the symbol of strength, endurance and physical energy. As a mood elevator, orange tells the world youre happy, ambitious and a little extroverted. 

Monique Lhuillier S/S 2014 NYFW

Jenny Packham S/S 2014 NYFW

Monique Lhuillier S/S 2014 NYFW

Usually considered a summer colour, a dash of orange adds a pop of colour to a cold winters day. While brown-based orange hues – think rust, terracotta and pumpkin – are often synonymous with autumn. The softer orange shades, such as peach, coral and salmon, are friendlier and more soothing. 
But for a lot of people, orange is a hard colour to pull off. Orange sparks more controversy than any other colour and generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response. 

Surprisingly though, it is a very flattering colour as it instantly adds a natural glow to your skin. And every woman needs just a flush of colour! If you want more inspiration on how to wear orange, go to my Orange board on Pinterest.

Etro S/S 2014 MFW

Matthew Williamson S/S 2104 LFW
Gucci S/S 2014 MFW

Ralph Lauren S/S 2014 NYFW



1: Issa gathered silk-jersey dress  2: Susanna Valerio panarea coral necklace 3: Adia Kibur earrings 
4: By Malene Birger silk blouse 5: Tory Burch  'Ella' tote 6: By Malene Birger silk and cotton blend pants 
7:  Diane Von Furstenberg sequinned silk chiffon dress 8: Nixon rubber watch 9: Tory Burch leather slides 
10: Wittner 'Larna' leather sandals  11: Wittner 'Rainey' suede shoes 12: Crumpler Wren laptop folio bag

Are you feeling perfectly peachy or overtly orange? Is orange a colour you'll introduce to your wardrobe this season? If not orange, maybe peach or coral tones? Game to wear it all over or just as an accessory? Would love to hear from you.  

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