How to Tackle Tangerine Tango

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Tangerine Tango 17-1463 has beat out Solar Power, Bellflower and Cabaret as the most vivacious and victorious Pantone Color of the Year. The reddish orange was splashed across runways from Adrienne Vittadini to Yves Saint Laurent and the trickle-down is already in full-effect with stellar budget fashionista buys from apparel and accessories to chic home goods. We’re happy to report the Hermes-like shade isn’t just for those who can afford the bags, and we’ve compiled a few tips to rocking out the bold, bright all Spring and Summer long.

Tackling Tangerine Tango

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Tone it done- Balance out the vibrant shade by placing it up top with a pairing of khaki, white, or Pantone neutrals, Starfish and Driftwood below.

All-over color- The easiest way to pull off all-over color in the shade would be a simple sheath or party frock. Mimicking the runway looks with multiple pieces in the same shade ends up looking too matchy-matchy and advertisement-like on the streets.

Basic additions- A great tote or envelope clutch in tangerine can be a surprising transformation to Spring style. Update classic wardrobe items with a bold bag for a dip into the Tangerine Tango pool without feeling too much like a popsicle.

Block it up- Just because the shade beat out the others, doesn’t mean it should be isolated from its friends. Create a color-blocked look by layering different all-over brights into one ensemble. For those less daring, use a different colored shoe as the pop in the mix.

Print it out- Whether you prefer sporty stripes or flirty florals, there’s plenty of tangerine prints that effortlessly incorporate the color pairings we’ve suggested, and we’ve got our hearts set on some paisley handkerchief prints that just scream resort wear.

We’re itching to play the shade both up and down for versatility throughout all the warmer months. What’s your plan for taking on Pantone’s Color of the Year?