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Shade To Crave: Citrus Orange

From summer through fall, bold, vibrant, optimistic shades are all the rage. The one that is really starting to grow on me is orange- which can serve as an fun, and slightly edgy, alternative to powerhouse pink.

I used to hesitate when it came to orange for fear that I would look like a pumpkin. However, with more experimentation, and the right pieces, I totally warmed up to all forms of this citrus shade and learned that when done right, it can be a serious statement maker.

Blaze a trail in an electrifying neon shade- which conveys an unmatched sort of confidence. Rock a bold orange dress at a black tie affair to really stand out from the crowd- like Ashley Olsen who wore a striking vintage gown to this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. Try a softer shade, like Vanessa Hudens who wore a Max Azria gown to the Kid’s Choice Awards, which allows for piled on accessories. I especially love the rich orange shade of the Bottega Veneta dress worn by Ginnifer Goodwin, which is fashion-forward but still classic and sophisticated.

You can keep it color-specific with a single orange piece, or merge in some other neon colors for a free-spirited sixties-feel. The most important thing to remember is to select a shade that makes you feel as good as you look!

Check out some of my favorite orange pieces after the jump!

T-Bags Long Dress with Rope Detail, $229. This orange maxi has a fantastic seventies-feel to it and would look killer with some layered necklaces.
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Alexander Wang One Shoulder Dress
, $545. One of those dresses that will get everyone in the room to stop and stare, in envy of course.
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Juicy Couture Tiered Ruffle Slip Dress, $278; NOW: $195. Pair this sweet frock with sandals now and tights, booties, and a sharp blazer come fall.
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Silence & Noise Boatneck Tunic, $42. Wear this slouchy style alone for a strong yet subtle style or with piled on jewelry for a standout one.
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Rachel Pally Honey Dress, $221; NOW: $154.70. Totally wearable with an undeniable fashion-forward edge.
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Dolce Vita Valerie Dress, $165. Sweet and feminine with just the right dose of attitude.
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Blumarine Printed Dress, $814; NOW: $325. The perfect summer dress that can easily transition to fall with a few layers.
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Chelsea Flower Beaded Fringe Dress, $345. An essential piece for anyone looking to add some haute-hippie to their wardrobe.
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BDG Racerback Tank Dress, $38. Wear this tunic over a bikini for a day at the beach and with skinny jeans and pump for an effortlessly glam nighttime style.
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BB Dakota Tangerine Shirley Dress, $70. Both modern with an undeniable swingin’ sixties vibe.
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Splash image by Oz Shapiro.

Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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I found a great orange print trendy shirt from Degree 6 clothing. I am in love with eco-friendly fabric.

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Reply October 7, 2009, 12:50 am


Love the color orange! Should be used more in clothing. I enjoy your blog :)

Reply August 3, 2009, 3:08 am


Oh wow, I absolutely ADORE the Bottega Veneta dress on Ginnifer Goodwin. It’s so chic!

Reply July 29, 2009, 4:50 pm

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