The Color Orange 2 (With Animal Prints)

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Orange for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: the Animal Print Version

Quote of the day: “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” Unknown

Since animal prints can be considered a neutral…this combination is not much different than Styling Discussion 1 (here) except you may not have thought about this possibility.  Most of your animal prints are mixtures of brown and beige so the orange can give a nice contrast to these monotone colors.  If the thought of an animal print and a bright color together is too much for you, another suggestion is to pair the orange with a different neutral print.

orange & animal prints orange & animal prints

50’s Orange: I found these boots at a thrift store in California called “It’s a Wrap.”  I vacillated whether to get them or not, but I’m so glad I did!  They are kind of crazy, but then again, so am I!!!

Sweater: Sherry Taylor (similar here)~~Skirt: thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Earrings: Mauzies (similar here)

orange & animal prints orange & animal prints

60’s Orange:  A scarf is an easy way to add some color to an outfit.  I like to think of it as a fabric necklace—ornamental and functional!

Scarf: (similar here)~~Blouse: Francesca (similar here)~~Shirt: (similar here)~~Pants: Talbots (similar here)~~Shoes: Alex Marie (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

orange & animal prints orange & animal prints

70’s Orange: These jeans are actually leopard, but subtle enough for even one who has an aversion to wearing print.  The sweater cardigan is fuzzy for warmth and the ankle boots give some added height!

Top: Wintersilks (similar here)~~Jeans: DG2 (similar here)~~Cardigan: mom made it (similar here)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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If you more comfortable with just a little pop of the color—try an orange scarf or necklace:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Oh, I love orange. All the oranges shown are pretty. Near my face I need a red orange vs a yellow orange. Especially love coral. Any orange is good for bottoms, footwear, accessories or jewelry. Charlotte’s jacket is gorgeous. Love Nancy’s scarf. Your boots are stunners – thank goodness you bought them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I always wonder why others don’t love orange—but the way you described it is probably why. If you have the correct shade of it (or any color) it can make you look so alive! Yet the wrong shade does just the opposite!!

  • I love those boots Jodie–think you can will them to me? Where is that store in CA from which you purchased them? I don’t think we have one around here so maybe it was southern CA. You would pay much, much more around here for them–namely at Nordstrom. They look very nice on your feet. Love ya!!!! Aunt Nancy p.s. Charlotte and Nancy look very svelte!!!! AN

    • The store is in Burbank (there is also one in LA). They’ve been worn on the set of a tv show…I don’t remember which show though! But when I read this comment, Nancy was here and told me she wanted them also….so funny, because I thought they were a little too wild!!

  • Orange pops leopard print so nicely and I heart those boots!!!

    • Thanks…that’s because you have great taste in shoes(among other things)!!!

  • Amy Ann

    Animal print is so classic!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Exactly….but for us older folks, it used to be a little wild and crazy!!!

  • OH…MG!! I want your boots!!!!! You are rockin’ them BIG TIME!
    Once again, I love all three looks. 🙂