9 Ways to Wear Burnt Orange
Now, as far as colors go, orange can come across as very aggressive. It’s almost “in your face” so to speak. Think of traffic cones. That energy can also read as very optimistic and enthusiastic. Color theory explains that it can even encourage action. It’s a courageous color!
So, without going too deep into the psychology of color, let’s embrace all the positive aspects of burnt orange by wearing it in flattering ways this season! Here are nine creative ideas for wearing burnt orange.
1. Do it with denim
The most obvious choice is to pair your burnt orange pieces with denim. That might mean a dress with a denim jacket or a blouse and denim jeans, or some other burnt orange and denim combination. This is the most casual option – and definitely one to peruse if you are attending any UT Longhorn football games!
Similarly, navy is a beautifully classic color to pair with burnt orange. If you’re feeling bold, you can even try cobalt blue.
2. Make it monochromatic
A way to have the color make its own bold statement is by way of a monochromatic look. As you might have seen here, I found a simple, yet beautiful, dress that is truly a perfect shade of this burnt orange hue.
3. Give it a go with green
Green is a complementary color to orange, so pairing these two colors together works wonderfully. They key is using the same tone for both.
4. Go gorgeous with gold
In terms of jewelry, gold accents the burnt orange color so very nicely. They are both bold and rich feeling, and they complement each other very well. So, go for the gold!
5. Ban black and brown
We certainly don’t believe in rules in fashion. So we don’t want to say don’t wear burnt orange with black or brown because either can, in fact, be a pretty option.
However, be careful when wearing too much black or brown with the color, as you want to steer clear of looking like a Halloween decoration or a tree in the fall. Plus, those dark neutrals can drag the color down even more, making it drab and mundane rather than bold and extraordinary! If you need to incorporate some neutrals, opt for lighter toned neutrals.
6. Yes to Yellow
One of our favorite colors to pair with burnt orange is yellow. Both are happy, positive colors. They invoke the image of a new day dawning! And who doesn’t love a fresh, sunny start to her day?
7. Always Accessorize
You know we love accessorizing, and there are some beautiful ways to bring the burnt orange color into your accessories, such as with the clutch I wore with this look.
8. Pick a print or pattern
Wear orange as a print or pattern, such as with this embroidered top I wore here. There are tons of beautiful printed pieces out there that are in this shade, including this dress and this skirt.
9. Break from the “burnt”
When all else fails, Longhorns, break away from the burnt shade of orange. Trust me, no one is going to question your school loyalty if you go for a different shade of orange like coral or rust. Just don’t wear traffic cone orange when you’re playing the Oklahoma State Cowboys.