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Trend spotting – Gorgeous orange for summer and pre-fall + style tips to make it your own

Posted on August 01 2011

Beyonce shows off her colorful style in orange

After spotting colors like burnt orange and marigold on the catwalks for fall 2011, we knew it was only a matter of time before these gorgeous colors made an early leap into summer and pre-fall wardrobes. Orange is a color that lets you get away with being shocking whatever season it may be. It’s bold, fearless and adventurous and it most definitely makes a statement. Below, check out some daring variations of “orange” looks on celebrities taking a fashion leap…

Looks like the former Destiny's Child band mates are still inspiring each other. UK X Factor Judge, Kelly Rowland also stepped out in orange.

Camilla Belle color blocks in an orange Gucci blazer

While Rihanna color blocks in a pair of high-waisted orange pants

Eva Longoria in burnt orange shift dress

Leighton Meester accessorizes her bright outfit with an orange Riki Rosetta bag

I’m a huge fan of the color as well. As bold as it is, it’s also pretty practical if you play your cards right. One of my favorite dresses is a 50s style orange dress with a pleated skirt. I’ve worn the dress alone, with a sweater and even put a twist on it by wearing it as a skirt.

 

Test driving the orange trend - (To the left, I created a make-shift skirt by pairing the bright orange dress with a forest green v-neck sweater and cinching my waist with a cognac belt. My look is finished off with striped peep-toe pumps. To the right, I paired the dress with a simple black sweater, a skinny black belt and added a little edge with some gladiator sandals).

Style Tip: Green, brown and black are great colors to mix with this shade.

So what do you think of these looks? Too bright or just right?

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