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Why You Should Be Wearing Orange This Spring

Orange is the new everything, from nails to ballet flats to lipstick.

In my corner of the world, we’re still in this weird weather vortex where some days it’s warm and sunny and you’re thinking about summer and the pool, and the very next morning you wake up to 3 inches of snow! I’m not going to lie to you, it can sure mess with a girl’s head, especially a girl who loves the sun as much as I do. Tell me why I don’t live by the beach again?!

You think I’d be used to these sorts of things by now, but every year I find myself cursing the weather gods. I have, however, developed a few coping skills while I wait for the sun to show its happy face. The secret weapon? Orange. Orange is basically instant happy in whatever form it takes. Orange shoes? So fun! Orange jacket? Statement piece. Orange lip? So bold! Everybody needs more orange in their lives. I’ve pulled together a few smart ways to incorporate more orange influence into your spring wardrobe, click through to see what I mean below!

  • Pretty Coral Pout 1 of 9
    orange lip harpers

    You think orange lipstick is for your grandma? Think again. As it is with many things, the trick is finding the right shade. 

     

    This guide from Harper's Bazaar is pretty comprehensive, give it a looksie! 

  • Neon Nails 2 of 9
    orange nails wedding chicks

    You've experienced the phenomenon that happens when you put on orange nail polish, yes? Instant tan in a tiny bottle. So weird, but so true. 

     

    Inspiration via WeddingChicks

  • Ballet Flats 3 of 9
    mod cloth flat

    Ballet flats are the perfect footwear choice for spring, you know, when it's not raining or snowing. This orange pair? An instant pick-me-up, and I'm kind of in love with the polka-dot lining. 

     

    This pair is from Mod Cloth for $29.99

  • Wrist Candy 4 of 9
    kate spade watch

    It's pretty much the watch of my dreams, treat yo' self!

     

    Kate Spade watch found at Nordstrom online for (cough) $225

  • Here’s Your Easter Dress 5 of 9
    Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 11.23.06 PM

    Easter is coming up, right? You deserve a new dress even if you don't have anywhere to wear it, especially if that new dress looks like this. Those pops of orange are de-vine, okay the whole thing is pretty amazing. 

     

    Find it at Anthropologie for $198

  • Orange Sneakers 6 of 9
    orange sneaks

    See? Nothing says sun and summer like orange, sneakers in this case. Picture these paired with some skinnies and a cardigan, or even a skirt, you've got this! Hello spring!

     

    Inspiration here from Style Me Grasie

  • Hot Orange Polish 7 of 9
    orange-nail-polish

    Spring is a perfect time to try a bright orange nail polish, the brighter the better! One of my favorite oranges is from OPI's Touring America collection.

     

     

    Check out the rest of the Touring America collection on Petit Elefant.

  • Orange Spotty Scarf 8 of 9
    spotty scarf

    I want to wear this all the times. Scarves are so versatile and the best thing to accessorize with during crazy spring weather. 

     

    Find this one at Tobi for $15

  • Orange is the New Red 9 of 9
    orange lipstick

    Orange is the new red, and everyone can wear it if it's done right. 

     

    Pick up some tips on how to wear orange lipstick on Petit Elefant.

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