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How to Wear Tangerine For Fall – Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year

So if you’re anything like me, you sort of don’t know about tangerine. This color of the rainbow hasn’t been a huge part of your wardrobe, like, ever. But this sunny shade surprisingly looks great on most skin tones (it’s the muted mustard seed and cinnamon shades that are tricky to wear). Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s 2012 color of the year, has been all the rage. Sephora even offered a seasonal cosmetic line featuring the bright orange hue.

Like most of us, if you are hesitant to jump into a bright orange suit for work, don’t you worry. Wear a little bit at a time and see if tangerine suits you — your skin tone, your personality, your age, your style, etc. Here are my tips to wearing this fun color into Fall, for both work and play.

Erin’s Style Tip: Start slow if needed. Try out the trend with some tangerine accessories, such as a belt, a colorful sandal or a bright bangle or pair of earrings. Or hey, throw on some bright orange polish on your toes and see how you like that. Just try it, already.

Left to Right / Top to Bottom: Orange Linea Pelle Braided Stretch Waist Belt from Neiman Marcus; Malinda Neon Orange T-Strap Sandal from Vince Camuto; Orange Lindsay Enamel Bangle Bracelet and coral Capri Chandelier Earrings, both from Stella & Dot Jewelry; Sephora + Pantone Limited Edition Nail Polish at Sephora; LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Striped Tote from Zappos.

Erin’s Style Tip: Be Bold. Be Daring. Are you ready to rock Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year? Slip into some Tangerine Tango and be the life of the party. This color is not for the faint of heart, so if you’re a Leo or Aries, a natural comedian, a high powered exec – or if you’ve simply had a shot of tequila and are just happy and carefree – by all means, rock an orange dress, bib necklace or sky high heel, baby!

Left to Right / Top to Bottom: Editor Ankle Pant from Express; Culture Fit ‘Tess’ Tie Dress from Zappos; Olivia Bib Necklace from Stella & Dot jewelry; Aldo ‘Lindall’ High Heel Pump from Nordstrom; Orange Accordian Pleat Skirt from Banana Republic; Bailey 44 Dingo Dress from Revolve Clothing.

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  1. Tara #

    So happy you wrote about tangerine! I’ve been going crazy trying to find the right accessories (bold earrings or bold statement necklace?) to wear with this tangerine dress for a wedding reception. Let me know if you have any thoughts!

    August 8, 2012
    • Tara,

      I love this dress! How pretty! I will personally email you some ideas. 🙂


      August 8, 2012

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