It’s Just a Little (Orange) Crush

Did you know that orange is a symbol of strength, optimism, and happiness? Well lucky for us, the energizing color is lifting up many of fall’s must-have looks.

Anna wears a bright orange wool coat
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This past week I delved deep into the history of orange in fashion, as well as rounded up my favorite orange accessories for fall. Take a look at my latest work on TOOVIA and let me know what you think! I’m also dying to see how other fabulous folks are styling citrus pieces. I’m considering investing in a tangerine handbag, though I wish I could justify buying one of the traffic-stopping coats I’m seeing pop up everywhere.

Olivia Palermo accessorizes with orange
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What do you think? Are you crushing on orange?

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Energizing Coral Shoes For Summer

We’ve hit mid-July and that means sweltering, nap-inducing temperatures.  Yes, there’s nothing better than cooling off with a lazy dip in the pool and an icy tropical beverage.  But why not zap your summer wardrobe with a stylish splash of coral?  Here are a few of the season’s top coral shoes that will take you from the beach to a dinner date and everywhere in between.

Miss Me Kasana Thong Sandal, $19.95
Vince Camuto Kira Open Toe Pump, $78.26
Steve Madden Temppest Wedge, $64.99
Diane von Furstenberg Zia Suede Platform Sandal, $187.00
Stuart Weitzman Exclusive Crochet Strap Wedge Sandal, $244.00

My friend Lollie Shopping is also smitten with coral shoes – check out her coral picks.

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I’ve Got An Orange Crush!

I am totally smitten with these Jimmy Choo ‘Poppy’ sandals!  Okay, so they’re not all orange, but I love how the orange and pink straps intertwine and meet the yellow lucite heel for a delightful combination of colors.  A yellow dress allows the orange and pink in the shoes to stand out.  And what’s a summer party outfit without a charming hat and a fruity cocktail?

Bright orange shoes are going to be extremely hot this season, and I couldn’t be happier.  There’s something about the color orange that is oh-so-delicious and conjures up images of summer bliss – creamsicles, cocktails and sizzling beaches, just to name a few.  Orange denotes energy, warmth and the sun, and it is a stimulant for both the emotions and the appetite.  Orange demands attention without screaming, and at the same time it conveys a sense of well-being and cheerfulness.  The softer oranges such as peach are  friendlier and more soothing. Peachy oranges are less flamboyant than their redder cousins but still energetic.  The brighter oranges are a summer color – perfect conversation starters at summer parties.

Add a little splash of orange to your summer wardrobe for some fun in the sun!  Make sure you check out ShoeHunting’s quick guide to wearing orange shoes for some tips on how to pull it off.

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