Color trends come and go every season, but rarely do they come in so strong a color, presented in all of its pure glory. I’m talking about orange. Whether it was bright or light, an accent or head-to-toe, it made every look a true standout on the runways. In honor of this crush-worthy hue, I’ve put together some runway inspiration as well as some pretty orange things that can be had on virtually any budget. Whether you’re ready to go for a dress, a top or just a nail polish accent, all you need to know about orange right now is below.
Here's a perfect example of orange's ability to add warmth whether it's layered underneath a cardi, jacket or vest, or part of a pattern that includes other shades.
Helmut Lang image: IMAXtree
If you're at all hesitant to include orange into your wardrobe, start slow and easy with a tee. J.Mendel certainly wasn't afraid to go all out here, but any of these pieces on their own can start an orange collection off right.
Tone on Tone
Love the cut and color of these orange pants. And double love that they're paired with coral, nude and white hues. All of which help to create a totally feminine look, in spite of such an in-your-face tint.
Diane von Furstenberg image: IMAXtree
This top is a start piece that's totally affordable and totally seasonless. Again, the paring of white and orange is simply dreamy.
$33 at Bluefly.
This is your top for all of your cocktail hours, dates and dance parties throughout the rest of summer and fall. Why? Because it looks equally gorgeous on its own, with black, with white and with statement jewelry.
$169 at Bluefly.
So adorable, so on-trend, so perfect for day. Put aside your yellow and pink pops of color, orange has it.
$78 at Zappos.
When you're ready to go orange pro, this is what you should be considering. The edgy leather-like accents keep it grown up, the cut, shape and length couldn't be anymore 2013/14 if they tried.
$135 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
If you're a mani fan, go no further than this orange polish. Calling to mind orange slushes and daiquiris of summer while representing the gorgeous fall leaves, this is a color you can wear for weeks.
$19 at Sephora.
Mix it with clear gloss for your lips. Use it as an eye shadow, cheek tint, or use a slightly wetted brush to create rich pigment that goes on like eyeliner. Feel free to use the same method to create a little dot accent at the corner of your eye. Super chic.
$20 at Sephora.
Step in It
Loving, fainting, falling over for these wedge kicks. Nike has it right.
$120 at Nordstrom.
Step It Up
Calvin Klein knows how to stay mega relevant, and does so with a pair of heels that gives you height, a trendy ankle strap and the hottest color around.
$119 at Zappos.