How To Wear Orange, Spring 2019's Standout Color Trend
If you religiously follow Pantone's color of the year, you'll know 2019's is Living Coral — but that's not the only shade of orange that's made its way into just about every retailer this season. (And yes, coral is technically a shade of orange, not pink!) The most of-the-moment hues range from neon orange to warm burnt sienna and vibrant tangerine. And though the striking shade may be intimidating to some, once you figure out how to wear orange in spring, you'll realize it's easier to pull off than you'd think.
For more proof, turn to the Spring/Summer 2019 collections; 3.1 Phillip Lim and AALTO both incorporated the hue into their respective collections, using the color in both prints and solid variations. If you're eager to tie prints into your warm weather wardrobe, consider an orange floral mini, which Lim paired with a contrasting cherry-print on the runway.
No need to ditch your favorite black pieces (even if you're a New Yorker) to lean into the trend, either: If you generally opt for neutrals, take a page from AALTO's book by layering a sleeveless orange turtleneck underneath all-black separates.
On the other hand, if you’re fully ready to give this intense color a go, throw multiple shades into your attire, as demonstrated at Agnona's spring show. The combined variations of orange compliment each other, lending a particularly fresh take on the monochrome trend.
Need some additional inspiration to conquer the spring color trend? Turn to eight street style stars below to head in the right direction.
Slowly transition orange into your look by adding a tube top, like this Dries Van Noten tangerine option. Couple the bright tone with a neutral suit, as exhibited below by Marta Cygan.
Stretch Bandeau Crop Top
Dries Van Noten
Why stop at one orange piece? Throw two into the mix, as demonstrated by fashion editor Michelle Li. To complete the look, add a trench coat and you're ready to conquer spring.
Leave it to stylist and blogger Maria Bernad to pull off an outfit with three different colors. If you're feeling as brave as Bernad, pair an orange trouser with pastel pieces for a playful, yet chic combo.
High Waist Chino Trousers
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Cardigans were a craze of the '90s, and have transitioned back into favor this season. Throw the versatile knit over a floral dress for a spring ensemble like influencer Christina Caradona, or wear it alone with a pair of denim for a casual approach.
Cable Knit Cardigan
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Two of spring's biggest trends meet: orange and tie dye. Fashion editor Lauren Eggertsen created a sophisticated look with her bright tee by coupling it with a blazer and trousers, proving that orange tie dye can be work appropriate.
Verbena Tie-Dyed Cotton T-shirt
If you're unsure how to dress up orange, consider a silk slip dress. For spring days, throw on a lightweight jacket and heels, as seen on fashion influencer Lily Yange. For chiller days, layer a long sleeve turtleneck underneath and finish off with a pair of boots.
Premium Slip Dress
A sign that summer is around the corner can be found by this sweet off the shoulder floral orange dress. Couple your mini with some extra color, for example a lime green bag shown below by Aimee Song.
Off Shoulder Printed Mini Dress
Colorful suiting made a statement this winter, and thankfully this piece is easy to transition into summer. Choose a trendy Bermuda short and matching blazer to wear this closet staple during the warmer months. Go the extra mile and copy Milanese fashion blogger Erika Boldrin by matching an orange sunny with your suit.
Belt Bermuda Shorts