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Spring trend: Orange Crush

March 2, 2009
Michael Kors mixes orange and black at New York fashion week last month

Michael Kors mixes orange and black at New York fashion week last month

Not only is it the signature colour of Hermès and of sunsets, it’s one of this year’s hot colours.

Taking our cue from Michael Kors, it’s time to add a slice of orange into our lives. This citrus hue looks great with jeans but if you’re not ready to fill your closet with tangerine tops, add some orange flavour to your home. Even the smallest addition of this colour will make a huge impact.

Fashion

The colour is as rich as Hermès devotees.

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Signature Hermès box

Sandal in orange lizzard $990

Sandal in orange lizard $990

We love the delicious vibrancy of these shoes.

Cole Haan loafers $80

Cole Haan loafers $80

Christian Louboutin florescent patent "Pass Mule" wedges $516

Christian Louboutin florescent patent "Pass Mule" wedges $516

For the budget-conscious crowd, pair an inexpensive orange cami with your white jeans.

Old Navy ruched cami $10

Old Navy ruched cami $10

You’ll match the orange trees on your next Floridian vacation with an orange bikini. There is a pile of choices at J. Crew. This combo is on sale for less than $80.

Orange bikini at J. Crew $80

Orange bikini at J. Crew $80

Orange bags are plentiful at the moment and they come in a wide range of styles and price options.

Gabs Studio DIY Handbag kit $53

Gabs Studio DIY Handbag kit at Target $53

Cheap Monday beach bag from Tobi $25

Cheap Monday beach bag from Tobi $25

Longchamps "Ceci est un it bag" tote $340

Longchamp "Ceci est un it bag" tote $340

Kate Spade Tamarind Cove Kyle tote $221 on sale

Kate Spade Tamarind Cove Kyle tote $221 on sale

Don’t forget to accessorize.

Orange Juice necklace $42 at Anthropologie

Orange Juice necklace at Anthropologie $42

Higgins brass bangle $80 on sale

Higgins brass bangle at Anthropologie $80 on sale

For the Home

Even the smallest splash of orange will freshen up your home this year.

Mark Rothko "Orange and Yellow" 1956 poster $35

Mark Rothko "Orange and Yellow" 1956 poster $35

 Make work more zesty by putting this Nesso lamp on your desk.

Nesso lamp at Hive Modern $353

Nesso lamp at Hive Modern $353

Not just for Swiss chalets. This Cuckoo is modern and fresh.

Cuckoo clock in orange at the Conran Shop $350

Cuckoo clock in orange at The Conran Shop $350

 Put your pot of tulips in this flower pot and it’s instantly spring.

Flower pot with holes at the Conran Shop $12

Flower pot with holes at The Conran Shop $12

So next time you pick up that cup of freshly squeezed OJ, think about how the colour would look on a pillow on your sofa or on a belt. Be delighted with orange and make it your next squeeze!

 

This post is authored by Guest Contributor Jordana. To read more posts by Jordana, click on ‘Jordana’ in the Categories section below and view her previous posts.

 

Michael Kors runway image courtesy of Lucid New York blog. Product images courtesy of featured retailers: Hermès, Cole Haan and Christian Louboutin shoes at Bluefly.com, Old Navy.com, J. Crew orange bikini and other orange search results, Target, Tobi, Longchamp, Kate Spade.com, Anthropologie.com, All posters.com, Hive Modern.com, and The Conran Shop.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2009 5:43 pm

    Hi thanks for a great post. I’ll be back :)

  2. March 2, 2009 8:08 pm

    ‘Ceci est un it’ post! Orange is so refreshing- I’ve always had an affinity for it and I’m so happy that it’s an official trend for spring! I want all these tangy featured items!
    – Johanne

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