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Shade to Crave: Tangerine

Of all the fun and fresh shades seen on the Spring 2012 runways, none shined brighter or made more of a splash than tangerine. Dresses, skirts, tops, bags, jewelry, shoes, lipstick–no style or beauty item was spared from the tangerine tango!

Tangerine is similar to red in that is commands attention and works best when teamed with a whopping dose of confidence. The difference is in the fact that tangerine is less overtly sexual, falling more on the funky, fashion-forward end.

The best part about this color is it requires as much or as little effort as you’d like to put in. Tangerine pieces are strong enough to work on their own or can be complemented with strategic accessories. You can temper your tangerine piece with a neutral items or team it with other bright shades for a cool., colorblock style. Looking great is a guarantee either way.

Check out my roundup of the coolest ways to incorporate this color into your look.

Milly Avery Cap Sleeve Dress, $450. The tangerine shade combined with this classic, feminine silhouette.


Free People Whitney Silk Tank Dress, $298. You can’t go wrong with this easy breezy boho style.

Nicole Miller Strapless Silk Chiffon Gown, $585. The perfect choice for weddings and cocktail parties this spring and summer.

Rag & Bone ‘Bailey’ Blazer, $495. Team this blazer with a sleek shift dress for a fresh office style and with jeans and a tee for a cool weekend look.

Rebecca Minkoff Sanna Pants, $298. Bright colored, relaxed trousers are the ultimate way to create a fuss-free high-fashion look this season.

Ladakh Juno Shorts, $57. Pair these funky shorts with nude wedges for a super leggy look.

BB Dakota Lilianne Elastic Skirt, $61. A fresh take on a classic silhouette.

Nanette Lepore Sweet Sixteen Skirt, $248. The perfect combination of sweet and quirky.


Lucca Couture Print Blocked Top, $54. The pop of tangerine makes this easy-chic top totally unique. Be prepared for everyone to ask where you bought it!

Bobeau Drape Neck Shirt, $39. An easy-to-wear, functional piece and goes beyond your everyday basic.

Silence & Noise Cutaway Shift Dress, $69. This tunic combines two of this season’s strongest trends: tangerine (duh!) and cut-out shoulders.

Elie Tahari Lynette Suede and Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals
, $348. These wedges can make even the most boring ensemble an instant stunner.


Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel, $875. This fashionable, functional bag is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your daily look.

Belle Noel Orange Enameled Cuff, $100. This classic cuff is perfect for those who want to add just a touch of tangerine.


Essie Nail Color – Clambake, $8. The easiest (and cheapest) way to bring this color trend into your look is through your manicure. beauty


What do you think about the tangerine color trend? Will you be rocking it? Tell us in comments.



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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