OOTD: Orange is the New Black

It can be tempting to stick to the same-old color scheme – black at night, jewel tones for fall, pastels for spring, etc. But once in a while you’ve got to break out of the ordinary and go big!

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I really like wearing orange because it’s rare and unexpected. Orange is not a color you often find in clothing stores, and I’m not really sure why. After all, it’s such a bright and happy color. You can wear orange in the summer to evoke the great sunny season. You can wear orange on a gray day to contrast with the gloomy weather around you.

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And if you’re tan like me, orange brings out the yellow in your skin and makes you look even tanner than you are – win!

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My boss was kind enough to give me this orange dress from H&M when she was cleaning out her closet. Clearly she knows my style well!

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The dress is bright enough, so I added nude canvas wedges from Target Style to compliment the bold print.

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Next, for accessories. Gold compliments warm colors well. This giraffe necklace is from Forever 21, and my cuff ring is from Gorjana – thanks Rocksbox for helping me discover this amazing jewelry brand!

 

How do you step away from the ordinary in your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!

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