These are a few of my fave orange things….

OK, so I’ve always had a thing for orange…not as all pervasive as my constant love for turquoise and purple, but nonetheless, it’s a colour I’ve often popped into when I want to be “woah!” bright. SO I’m pleased as punch that it’s back in our editorials and stores, ready to enjoy the rest of the summer.

Here’s a quick recap of some of my orange moments…


 Yes, from fluoro orange dreads to orange biohazard tops to PVC orange dresses to orange and yellow eyeshadow…been there, done that. More recently, I attempted an orange Dolly Kei look:

I could definitely expand my orange repertoire, mind you…and here are a few items I’ve spotted that might just fit the bill.

ASOS orange 60’s coat with contrast trim

From the Grand Social, come these 70’s inspired Nookie Run Free Flares, and the dress is from Bird Motel


Cyberdog has these fabbo fluoro tartan pants, and a trilby hat with fluoro bullet holes in it!


Leaves of Grass silk dupion top in coral colour from The Outnet; Ashish Hibiscus mini from My Catwalk


There’s these 4 dresses from Herve Leger at Net a Porter, where orange/coral and lilac are used to great effect:


I’m loving David Koma’s orange dress and Kane’s orange skirt


If you like my bright orange dress above, it is from Artifice Clothing, a Canadian alternative fashion designer who works with PVC.

After an orange necklace? How about this one from Zad, or the Maliparmi chain from Yoox.


Accessories for the more adventurous – Gaga-esque orange visors from Cyberdog (more styles online)


At Ami Clubwear you’ll find orange croc platform shoes, and Zappo’s has these Zanotti for Christopher Kane orange booties:


Several finalists and the winner in the Redken 2010 Future Colour competition were in orange colours:


Finally, an orange co-ordinate from my own wardrobe, with things I’ve collected over the years. Only the necklace is new.

Singlet top: Just Jeans
Orange skirt: Wallis
Jacket: Urban Edge (Broadway)
Bag: Kathy Van Zeeland
Big bangle: Cameron Racy (Japan)
Other accessories probably Diva or Accessorize
Orange shoes: Wild Diva


My paisley top from Wallis also looks great with the ensemble. The necklace is from Tree of Life.


And that’s about enough orange for one day. How do you feel about the colour? Will you be wearing it?


  1. Perfect post!
    I’m going from black to orange this spring! Love all the inspiration x

  2. Orange is my least favorite color! But that doesn’t mean I don’t it on other people or used in interior decorating. I think it is one of those colors that speaks loudly about personality, because I associate it with bright, bubbly, and outgoing people. I’m the opposite of that, so it just doesn’t feel like it would suit me!

    • I totally get what you’re saying; some colours just don’t appeal to us or reflect us. I myself can’t stand bottle green (perhaps because it was my winter school uniform for many years!)

  3. Orange is my absolute favorite color. 100%. So THANK you for this. I am SO investing in one of those Artiface dresses.

    • OH, I’m glad you found something you liked! The collar on that dress comes off as well, for variety, and of course, she has many other cool pieces on her site. Happy shopping 🙂