Orange for Fall with Other Color Combinations
Quote of the day: “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” Paulo Coelho
I’ve personally decided that any two colors will look great together. Of course you can certainly prove me wrong, but I think the hard part comes when you add a third color to the mix.
Thus when I was thinking about another combination with the color orange for fall, I decided to have us all pair orange with our favorite color. Now you could say that Nancy & my mom cheated a little, or you could say that their favorite color has changed. Because if you check out how we paired black and white with our favorite color last summer, it may look slightly different for them, ha ha!
But no matter, because I think orange is a perfectly bright autumn color that is underappreciated. And we are here to show it styled with 3 different color combinations.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: Yellow has turned into my favorite color in the last couple of years. It’s such a happy and bright color.
So I did cringe a little when I thought of pairing these two bright colors together in an outfit. But give me a challenge, and I’ll try it! I figured I could try to either tone it down with a darker color or just add in a bunch more brightness. Nothing like playing it safe in this outfit.
And since we were talking about orange for fall, I had to get a photo in front of this fabulous mural. The best part? You don’t focus on me as much, LOL!
I only grabbed this floral bomber because it was still hanging up in my closet after my friend, Jude gave it to me on our Seattle trip. I looked at the jacket and figured it had both orange and yellow in it, so I thought maybe it could tie the two colors together. And that’s how I came up with this outfit. It may be a little too bright for some of your tastes, but I would also hope you would look at this and realize I’m not going to disappear into the background. And that’s my personality to a tee.
The Jewelry & Accessories
This necklace and the earrings are the ones I wore recently in an Instagram post but with a different outfit. It was the post where I also discussed how one of my friends treats her Rocksbox service as a way to save money and stay more organized. I always love hearing other’s people’s perspectives! If you want to try out the Rocksbox service, make sure to use the code for a free month which is listed below my outfit.
And you may laugh at this purse. I found it while thrifting, and thought it was such a great shaped purse. Well, of course, it’s a great shape. It’s actually made to transport a bottle of wine. Therefore I had to buy it, and figure out how to use it for real life. I was able to fit my wallet and my cosmetic bag in this carrier. And I had to show you the inside so you can see that it came with a bottle opener! Hilarious, right?
Usually I would think that the colors of this outfit make it stand out enough, and I would’t need a hat too. However, we were going to get our hair cut that morning, and so I had to cover up that mess on the top of my head.
I know I’ve only recently fell in love with hats, but for this reason alone they can be so valuable. I’ve actually been seeing a lot more berets or baker hats recently if you are open to trying new styles. I’m sure I’ll be wearing one of these soon enough.
Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni c/o (similar here)~~Jacket: (similar here)~~Sweater: Casual Corner (similar here)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Necklace: Perry Street from Rocksbox–Use the code JTouchofstylexoxo to get your first month free (here)~~Earrings: Slate from Rocksbox–Use the code JTouchofstylexoxo to get your first month free (here)~~Hat: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I will give Nancy a little leeway about her favorite color. She is actually very open to trying new colors and combinations, and she has been accumulating more olive green lately.
But Nancy doesn’t really have a lot of orange in her closet, so she grabbed her orange scarf and used that for a pop of color in this look.
You can see how Charlotte used this trick with the same color combination here.
I thought Nancy’s outfit was perfect against the colors of the trees down this street. Because isn’t that where many artists get their inspiration? Nature and it’s colors can be so gorgeous.
This entire outfit is the one she wore for our Chico’s girlfriend event this last spring. It’s such a flattering look with the white blazer over the column of color. And this exact blazer is on sale if you have been admiring it on Nancy.
The scarf that Nancy grabbed is an infinity scarf.
Most of us tend to think of this kind of scarf as being very limited in styling. Which can certainly be a good thing. Just throw it on, and you’re good to go. However, many of these scarves can actually be tied and twisted a couple of different ways. I showed us all wearing an infinity scarf last winter with 3 different ways to tie it.
And Nancy wanted to tame hers down here, so she made a knot in the ends.
I always think that olive green is such a great neutral. And it’s a perfect way to tame down other bright colors. Or you could look at it that orange is the perfect way to add some color to the olive green. Either way the color combination is a great one.
PS. If I told you that Nancy’s favorite color was pink, would you try it with orange as a color combination?
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom wore her orange for fall with her light blue print jeans.
I know my mom’s favorite color is really blue, but she chickened out and thought that bright blue and bright orange would be too much like Bronco’s colors. Of course I had to give her a hard time and ask why Bronco’s colors are a bad thing?
But at least she wore some sort of blue in her jeans. It’s interesting because these print jeans can be considered almost a blue grey color. Do you have any items that look one color in some light and then a totally different color elsewhere?
So my mom took her orange polo shirt and layered it under her new sweatshirt that she bought when we were in Seattle at Drizzle and Shine. I know many of my older friends don’t love the distressed jeans, so I was pleasantly surprised when my mom picked out this sweatshirt on her own. Sometimes, I think the more we see of certain styles, the more we grow used to them, and don’t think they are as crazy anymore.
How do you feel about print jeans?
I know one of my friends was sure that print jeans would make her bottom half look bigger. But I’m here to tell you that’s a myth. In fact prints tend to hide any bits that you don’t want seen. And then there’s the fact that smaller prints like the one my mom is wearing, actually looks like a solid from far away.
In case you are interested in some print jeans, then take a look at this pair. Not only are they interesting but they also have tummy control, if you feel like you need it. Of course since there is animal print everything lately, I also found a great pair of those for you.
One last detail about my mom’s outfit are her grey flats. Maybe you’ve noticed, but my mom really likes to dress up, and for her to wear jeans and a sweatshirt is more uncommon than usual. But I believe her footwear choice actually makes this outfit seem a little dressier than if she had worn sneakers.
That’s why I always say that shoes can make or break an outfit. A fun and interesting pair just adds so much pizzazz to any look.
So we’ve shown three different colors to pair with our orange in different ways. Are you ready to play along? I’d love to hear your favorite colors that you wear with orange.
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If you’re searching in your closet and realize that you need some more orange for fall, then I rounded up some accessories in this fabulous color: