citrus orange

Orange is a famously difficult color to match (to skin and to other clothes), citrus orange even more so. When I came across this top, I knew I had my work cut out for me. First thing I did was try black (too Halloween), then white (too washed out), then dark denim (too hard to breathe). But it all fell flat for some reason. Who knew that the perfect match for a citrus orange top would be coral red pants??

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There's something about these two super bright citrus colors that just works together. It's like a summer picnic punchbowl. Like mixing oranges, mango, and some red fruit (strawberries or something). It sounds so good and refreshing.

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For some reason this color was really hard to find. But I will not be deterred! This Rag & Bone top is a perfect color match, and so is the Armani. Obviously these are on the expensive side, but this one is on sale!

I know this Robert Rodriguez top is not the same color, but I have it in white, and it is so amazing! It looks awesome tucked in with the top layer draped out. Maybe that color would look great with some jeans too!

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My pants are Juicy Couture, and not available anymore, but I found these Moschino on sale, and that is just amazing!


Also, these Neiman Marcus pants are a lighter coral, which could be a good choice if the citrus orange is just too much for you. Pair these with a true orange or mustard for a colorful look that works.

For shoes I chose Manolos again. I love the plain black pump, it goes with everything, and with an outfit so bright, it's a nice way to finish it off. Check out these as well!

I have these Ivanka Trump shoes in different colors, and I have to say, they are really great, comfortable shoes. The quality is amazing as well.



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I also love these Jbrand leather pants in coral. It's a really cool look -- leather pants in an unusual color. They would take this citrus orange look easily into fall.

But if that's too much, check out these Roland Mouret pants in true red.

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I know this fall, bohemian looks are really popular, so I went in the other direction ;)

This look is much more 'mod' and reminds me of the 60s. It's clean and polished and the citrus orange color is the exact opposite of what the bohemian trend calls for. I like going against the grain.

I came across this article on about Pantone releasing new shades, and I wanted to bring out my own orange top, with my own twist of course. The article does give some ideas of how to wear this color in the fall, and with the bohemian trend.

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