Orange Is The New Pink
Certain colors are typically looked at as Spring/Summer colors, while others are more Fall/Winter. Orange is certainly a color most associated with Fall. There are certain shades/tones of orange that are related to pink, however. So, I have decided that orange is the new pink, as I am styling orange as a Summertime look today!
In my opinion, any color can be worn in any season, as long as it is paired with pieces and accessories that match the season. So, I'm pairing this orange tone blouse with a pair of thrifted khaki shorts and a leopard print orange tone scarf.
Scarves are back as headbands and to tie up ponytails, by the way. There's a little bit of retro to this look with the leopard print adding a more modern vibe to the orange scarf. The background shade of this scarf is a deep salmon or coral color.
So, how do I wear orange in the Summer? Here are a few rules I follow:
- Choose a tone of orange that is more "summer" like. My blouse and scarf are in the orange family as coral or salmon shades of orange.
- Pair the orange tone piece with a lighter colored piece. The khaki shorts provide the lighter color.
- Choose accessories that are light and summery and/or add a unique pattern to the look. My silver Paparazzi wrap bracelet and copper earrings paired with the silver sandals are the light and summery part and the leopard patterned scarf adds the unique part to the look.
The silver of the bracelet also hints at the silver glints in the headscarf. If you look closely at the scarf you can see the little silver glimmers.
And you remember these gorgeous copper color earrings from when I did my Paparazzi post. The earrings also have a unique pattern and are another tone of orange to add to this summertime look.
To me, this outfit just works as a cool, summertime look even though there are several tones of orange throughout this look. If it has been hot in your part of the world like it has been in mine, then you are most likely looking for your coolest outfits to wear. Shop your closet and don't give up on those pieces that you might think only fit one season! With the right accessories, you can get more bang for your buck from your clothing! I know you will be seeing this blouse again in the Fall/Winter paired with a great sweater!
Be sure to let me know if you wear Fall/Winter colors in the Spring/Summer seasons and how you like to accessorize your summertime looks. Have you been wearing scarves as headbands or to tie back your ponytails? Hope you'll leave a comment, it will make my day! And, please be sure to recommend debbiethisandthat.com to all of your friends! Feel free to pin photos and to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest. C'mon, you know you want to! Have you signed up to subscribe so you never miss a post? Look for the subscription box on my right sidebar of this blog. Thanks to all those readers who have already done so! And join me next time for Saturday Scriptures!
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You look great in your lovely summery outfit! I love pink and orange colours together and I am actually wearing a rust orange cardigan with a pink floral top today, but with leggings not shorts, as our weather here today in Northern Ireland is not very pleasant. It's been quite dull, showery and not very warm! Quite Autumnal in fact!
Thanks so much, Tania! Sorry you have had bad weather in your part of the world. Hope you have a great weekend!
The soft orange or coral is lovely on you, Debbie! I really like how you paired it with light colored shorts and summery accessories.
Orange tones, corals etc and some of my all-time favorites! I especially love the beautiful scarf around your hair! I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Great sporty, but playful summer look! You look awesome in this outfit! Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.
I like the coral color and think it's very much a summer look. I am late in on this scarf as a hairband trend, but it's cute and I'm going to do it. I like how the scarf falls over your shoulder, adding more color! I wear my hair in a ponytail a lot in the warmer months, so I'm going to play around with my scarves! The shirt with your khaki shorts is a great look!
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