Orange Crush…Spring 2013 Color Trend

Streets of London Fashion Week

Many of the forecasts for Spring 2013 color claimed Orange to be the “IT” color of the season. This Pantone hue, Tangerine, has since gotten much competition from Lemon Zest as well, and I prefer to think of this duet as one idea….Citrus. This bold, vibrant and saturated color works great for those courageous gals that like head-to-toe color.  However,  I like it best, which  is a personal thing for me,  is as a pop of color paired with white or navy or color blocked with another bright hue, such as yellow, turquoise or even hot pink!

Accessories, we all know, are a great way to work any trend into your wardrobe. So, an orange handbag or shoe works with just about anything, even black, a combo which we all strayed away from in the past….feeling it to be just a little too much of a Halloween duo, but has become quite accepted in modern dressing.

The one thing that designers, retailers and the customers purchases that prove the validity of a trend, have all signed on is that Orange, is the warmest, boldest way to usher in the warm weather months ahead.  See below some highlights of how we felt that other seasonal trends such as lace, laser-cut leather, as well as the beauty look of the season, orange lips, nails and even cheeks are a great completion to this color idea.

Orange these fabulous ways to purchase and wear this haute color!

To purchase your faves above, just click on the links below to order!

1. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance 13 Le Orange 0.13 oz 2. Stuart Weitzman Ligament Ottoman Elastic Flat Sandal, Orange 3. Lela Rose Etched Cutout Sheath Dress 4. Yves Saint Laurent CRÈME DE BLUSH – Soft Blush 4 Audacious Orange 0.19 oz 5. Proenza Schouler PS11 Small Tote Bag, Orange 6. David Peck Spring 2013 Pippie Dress 7. Caban Romantic Tree Coat (in laser-cut leather) 8. Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Oval Cocktail Ring 9. Le Metier de Beaute Summer Hues Nail Lacquer, Penny Lane 10. By Malene Birger Agrips Earrings 11. Kate Spade New York – Locked In Studs (Orange)

Feature Images:

1. Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated Swarovski crystal and resin necklace 2. Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Suede High-Heel Halter, Orange

About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

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