Orange: It’s my new favourite colour for summer

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Would you dare? You bloody bet I would. I’m picking orange for my colour of summer. Watch this space.

It’s bright, bold, beautiful and extremely flattering. I think it gets a bad rap. I think it needs more love and I think we need to be a little more brave and embrace this stunning, scene-stealing colour.

Gorgeous La Boheme dress

I’ve long had a passion for orange. My very first suit (it was the 90’s) was bright orange. I absolutely loved it – I felt like a real powerhouse in it, which was strange because I was shy and the thought of standing out was horrifying, but the power of colour can never be underestimated and whenever the orange suit came out I thought I could take on the world. Sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is a bloody good thing.

How l’d wear it for summer

I’d wear a floaty summer dress, paired with tan sandals and gold jewellery. I’d keep it pretty simple and let the colour do all the talking. I am all about the floaty dress, or the slip dress. I have one in burnt orange from @augustethelabel. It has been my go-to for a few years.

Bec & Bridge dress

Tan looks stunning with orange. I always wear tan slides with my summer orange dresses.

I also love orange wide-leg pants paired with a simple cami and slides or a white tee and sneakers for those cooler days.

If you don’t want to go all out, try orange slides, or an orange small cross-body bag (check out Zara, they had some cute orange accessories).

You can always wear something with a ‘pop’ of orange in it.

I love this pop of orange with the pink, and tan boots. The perfect trans-season outfit. @wethepeoplestyle looks incredible.

Top tips

Regardless of whether you go all out, or just add a hint of orange, it’s definitely a happy colour, and will have you standing out for all the right reasons. It’s also a mood enhancer. I feel great wearing orange. My only tip is to find a combination that suits your personality and go for it. Don’t be afraid of colour, embrace it, and remember there are no rules in fashion. If you love it, wear it.

The co-founder of 50SoWhat has been in publishing for most of her working life. She was general manager of successful boutique media publishing house in New Zealand for several years and boasts an impeccable sales, marketing and management background. When she’s not road-testing the latest cosmetic procedures, or investigating the hottest lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty trends for over 45’s, Jo is often back home catching up with family and friends, or working on her golf swing!