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7 Non-Tacky Ways to Wear Orange and Black This Halloween

I LOVE black but I have coolish feelings (at best) when it comes to orange. I think it’s the least flattering color for my skin tone so I don’t wear it very often (and, when I do, I keep it away from my face). BUT! It’s Halloween! And in honor of Halloween you have to wear orange and black. I’m pretty sure that’s a law somewhere.

Wearing orange and black, however, does NOT mean it’s time to bust out that frumpy pumpkin print sweatshirt. Here are 7 outfits you can use as inspiration for pulling together a stylish (but still seasonally appropriate) outfit for Halloween this year!

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    7 Non Tacky Ways to Wear Orange and Black this Halloween

    Orange and black doesn't have to be corny! Click through for 7 ways you can pair them together without looking like a walking Halloween gag.

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    Black maxi and orange necklace

    A plain black maxi is the perfect backdrop for a bright necklace. Sometimes a hint of orange is all it takes!

     

    Get the look:

    - Dress from ASOS, $49.83

    -Similar necklace from Bauble Bar, $34

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    Tangerine Pants

    If you happened to jump on board the colored pants trend this spring and summer, then you may already have the perfect pair of orangey pants in your closet! Give them a little cuff and pair with black heels for a sophisticated take on Halloween hues.

     

    Get the look:

    -Pants from Kohls, $8.10 (on sale)

    -Similar necklace from Lord and Taylor, $19.19 (on sale)

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    Leather and Neon

    The one exception to my "no orange near my face" rule is NEON orange. Instead of highlighting my red tones, it makes me look tan. I'm okay with that. Pair it with a double dose of leather (leggings AND a blazer!) for a super trendy Halloween hued ensemble.

     

    Get the look:

    - Similar leggings from OASAP, $22

    - Tee from Kohls, $5.99 (on sale)

    - Similar blazer from Express, $98

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    Coral Skirt and Leather

    Coral, the hot color from spring and summer, is orange enough for Halloween but more flattering on a wider range of skin tones. Even better if you pair it with black leather!

     

    Get the look:

    -Jacket from OASAP, $45.90

    -Similar skirt from ASOS, $34.70 (on sale)

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    Halloween Tee

    Not all Halloween tees are dowdy and lame. I picked up this skeleton tee from Wal-Mart a few years back, and it is one of my favorite shirts. I am always so excited to bust it out every year! It's great with jeans, but I love it with my fave orange tube skirt.

     

    Get the look:

    -Similar skirt from Dorothy Perkins, $28

    -Similar shirt from Spreadshirt, $18.30

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    Orange Flats

    I love how unexpected neon orange feels on your feet when paired with graphic black and white!

     

    Get the look:

    -Dress from 6pm, $60

    -Similar shoes from Piperlime, $40

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    Burnt Orange Tee

    I may not care for regular orange but BURNT orange is so perfect for fall. It's the color of pumpkin pie and falling leaves and so many other good things. It's a cozy color, you know? I paired my husband's tee with some dark heathered gray leggings and my new beanie. It's a stay-at-home kind of outfit (which is perfect, since I'm a stay-at-home kind of girl).

     

    Get the look:

    -Similar shirt from Gap, $11.99 (on sale)

    -Leggings from American Eagle, $15.95

    -Beanie from American Eagle, $19.95

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