How to Wear the Biggest Trend of 2020—Right This Very Second

The Spring/Summer 2020 runway shows just concluded, and if we had to pick just one trend to take away from a month’s worth of new fashion it would be orange. Yup, the cheery hue made a welcome appearance at practically every other collection and we’re hedging our bets now that come March it will slowly but surely dethrone winter’s beloved hue of pistachio green. But why wait to embrace spring’s biggest color? You can start wearing orange this very second. Here are five ways to take the shade from the runway and right into your everyday life.

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Fendi: Start With A Print

The easiest way to try out a color you don’t typically wear is to test the waters with a pattern that features your preferred shade of orange in a supporting role. If you’re not quite ready to rock a fully orange floral dress, why not try just a top or jacket paired with simple basics like jeans and white kicks?

Get the look: Maison Chateau Rouge T-shirt ($65); Levi’s jeans ($98); Vans sneakers ($60)

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Custo Barcelona: Rock The Creamsicle Look

Another way to take a baby step into this trend is to make it the only true color in your ensemble, i.e., wear it with all neutrals. That said, the combination of black and orange has a tendency to look a touch too Halloween. So if you’re not trying to be spooky, go the opposite route and choose creamy shades of white instead. The final look is much more refreshing and much less trick-or-treat.

Get the look: Eileen Fisher jacket ($169); Rebecca Minkoff T-shirt ($45); 7 For All Mankind jeans ($179)

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Alberta Ferretti: Keep Things Light

Super-bright hues not really your thing? Try a pair of subtle, muted orange pants and compliment it with pale accents, like a washed out brown or khaki, or a pale marigold. This allows the orange to blend in with the rest of your outfit, rather than steal focus as a bold pop.

Get the look: Alberta Ferretti jacket ($1,950), top ($795) and pants ($525)

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Drome: Pair It With Other Warm Fall Tones

Pay homage to the best autumnal hues and look to the changing leaves for inspiration. Burgundy, dandelion, ruby, honey yellow and even apple red all look gorgeous next to basically any shade of orange.

Get the look: Anne Klein sweater ($79); English Factory pants ($70); Loeffler Randall bag ($124); Amalfi by Rangoni shoes ($270)

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Jacquemus: Embrace A Vibrant Color Power Couple

While there are plenty of ways to blend this of-the-moment tone into your everyday wardrobe, orange is really at its most fun when it boldly stands out. And the best way to make a brilliant color statement is by wearing both orange and hot pink together in one look. They’re warm, they’re bright and they’re certainly not for the faint of heart. And that’s exactly why we love them together. 

Get the look: Vince Camuto top ($74); Hugo pants ($278) 



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