Winning combos: orange and blue

This week I’m mostly inspired by the tropical brights of the SS13 Diane von Furstenberg show. In particular I love how colour-blocking complimentary orange and blue tones can create a gorgeous summer outfit. This colour combo really makes me think (hope/dream) of warmer weather!

To make the blue and orange combo work I suggest picking orange pieces in bright volcanic tones – the spicier the better – and combining with items in a cool, pretty pale aqua or a classic navy for a smarter look. A bit of adapting and it works for all sorts of summer situations, from weddings and parties to stand-out work outfits and even cute casual looks.

On my more confident days when the sun is shining I’d take inspiration directly from the DVF looks with bold block colour separates… but an easier way to wear the look would be to just add accessories in the complimentary colour. It also works with prints – love those paisley print shorts!

For early spring…

Colour block orange and blue

Skirt from ASOS, fine knit from Mango, slingback wedges from Fashion World, monochrome scarf from H&M

Summer occasions

summer wedding blue and orange

Dress from Dorothy Perkins, clutch and heels from Zara

orange and blue outfit

Orange maxi dress from Oasis, blazer from Dorothy Perkins, ankle strap heels from Zara

Holiday style

Bright summer outfit

Vest from H&M, print shorts from Forever21, silver flats from ASOS, necklace from Dorothy Perkins

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