As summer rages on (rages is the only word to describe the crazy heat out there), I feel more and more drawn to the colors of the season — bright tropical colors. I know you already read about coral recently in the blog and today’s post is about coral’s sister color in the orange family: tangerine.
Tangerine is a little bit brighter and bolder than coral and really isn’t for the faint of heart. That doesn’t mean that are not a million ways to style it. Today, I am breaking down styling tangerine into three categories… 1. Ladylike Tangerine, 2. Tangerine in the (Pale) Shades, and 3. Tangerine and it’s BFF Jeans!
First, there’s lovely ladylike dresses — what is it about lace that just screams ladylike? I love the way the bright color adds a bit of interest to classic dress design. The last two images are a great transition into the world of pairing pale shades with the bright tangerine…
I love giving the tangerine a beautiful foundation with crisp white, nude, and pale pink shades. I think they help make the color look crisper and breezy. I die for the detailed white blouse and the tailored tangerine pants. Also, did I mention how easy it is to simply add a beautiful bag to an outfit to make it really pop… I love the tangerine handbag in the second picture… it combines ladylike with the clean lines of the classic color palette.
Oftentimes, outfits begin and end with jeans. We go to them for their comfort and versatility but when paired with tangerine the color is important too. The blue is such a cool balance to the bright orange. Denim comes in shirts too — don’t forget so if you are game for tangerine bottoms pair it with a classic chambray shirt and watch back and let the compliments fly.
For the advanced fashionistas out there, tangerine is a great color to challenge yourself with and get creative. Here are some of my favorites: