Orange is a great colour to brighten up any wardrobe as long as you understand what shade works for you. It is also a great colour that will be on trend this winter and, from what we are seeing at NYFW SS 2013, well into next summer! Just invest in the right pieces.
There are many options to choose from. Pick from the lighter shades of coral to bright tangerine and warm notes of deep rust that goes perfectly with Indian skin tones.
tyle an orange dress or jumpsuit with muted nude accessories and a fresh faced make-up to let the colour be the star. Gold and nude toned accessories go really well with Oranges.
If full blown orange is not your thing, try a printed dress with an orange base like Emma Watson’s Peter Pilotto dress at MTV VMAs this week or an orange accented piece like the Masaba sari on Manasi Scott. You can also pick separates, this shirt from Zara is a great pick that can be paired with a neutral skirt or trousers. Another great option is to experiment with the colour on your lips or jewellery.
Whatever be your pick, remember to carry the colour with confidence!
Green is turning out to be a popular colour for Indian wear as well. Kajol paired her beige Sabyasachi sari with a green full sleeves blouse at a recent function, Esha Gupta looked great in a high neck Anand Kabra green-gold lehenga and Raveena Tandon wore a deep green Manish Malhtora Anarkali with blue trims to the Filmfare nominations bash.
The key to looking good in the colour of the moment, is to pick the right shade and pair it with neutral accessories- grey, beige, black or white. Remember to keep rest of the look clean and let the colour stand out. What is great about the colour is that it transitions very well between seasons as well. Look out for lighter shades for Spring-Summer and deeper, rich tones for Winter.