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Class to Night Out: Tangerine Dress


Tangerine dresses
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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column will focus on one piece per week, and teach you how to take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

As I’m sure you’re all aware, tangerine is one of spring’s hottest colors. Its gorgeous combination of orange, peach and pink perfectly complements a summer glow, giving you an instant beach goddess glow, even if you (like me) can’t stand tanning! A flowing dress in a shade of tangerine is shaping up to be the ultimate spring and summer piece, so I’ll be showing you how to create a day-to-night look you can recreate when you find your perfect dress!

Depending on your skin tone, you can go light, dark, warm, or cool when finding your perfect shade of tangerine. (See our guide to finding your perfect colors for tips!) I’m a warm spring, so I chose a dress with more coral in it, but go for your own shade when choosing yours!

Tangerine Dress: Class

How to wear a tangerine dress for day with sandals, a patterned scarf, basic brown cardigan and circle earrings
Dress, Cardigan, Scarf, Sandals, Earrings

Pair your dress with a light, fawn-colored cardigan for your daytime look. This will give a flowing, goddess-like dress a little more structure for class. A floral print scarf with complimentary color tones is the perfect accessory for making your look more polished. Create a grecian vibe with brown gladiator style-sandals and highlight your summer glow with round copper stud earrings.

Tangerine Dress: Night Out

How to wear a tangerine dress for night with a cross-body bag, gold bangles, nude heels, and statement earrings
Dress, Pumps, Bag, Bangles, Earrings

Accentuate the golden glow of tangerine by accessorizing with lots of gold jewelry for night. I love these gold bangles with turquoise accents because they give the look a more exotic vibe. Gold drop earrings also serve to accentuate the dress. Keep the rest of your look simple by choosing a plain cross-body bag in a simple, neutral shade like a rich, chocolatey brown. Shoes should also be kept simple – these cream-colored heels look chic yet effortless.

Your thoughts?

What’s your favorite color for spring? What do you think of the outfits? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know - I’d love to hear what you think!

Posted on on April 13, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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16 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Tangerine Dress”

  1. 1
    April 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Tangerine is such an interesting colour…its bright and fun, but still sophisticated. Very J. Crew!

  2. 2
    April 13th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    This color is so bright and happy I love it!


  3. 3
    April 13th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Where did you find the dress? I love it, but the links below the outfits aren’t working for me :(

  4. 4
    April 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Love love love tangerine. And I agree, it is very JCrew (and if I can get JCrew without paying the price, I am happy!) That dress is gorgeous.

  5. 5
    April 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I second that… I’d love to know where that dress came from. It would be great for summer!

  6. 6
    April 13th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Dress #2 in the top three dresses…muy bueno.

  7. 7
    April 13th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    The dress is from Mango – sorry about the link, not sure why it isn’t working but I’ll fix it ASAP

  8. 8
    April 13th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Love this post! Great inspiration

  9. 9
    April 13th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love both those outfits! Tangerine is a lovely color!

  10. 10
    April 14th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Ooh, yes, I love tangerine as a spring color! :) I’m trying to branch out after having experimented with mint, and now I know I’ll need to pick up a tangerine dress or top next time I’m out shopping. I absolutely love the first outfit you styled, the scarf adds such a girly flair to it, it would be great for a day out in town! Great post Carina! :)

  11. 11
    April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    So nice color of dress, this is bright and lovely !

  12. 12
    April 14th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Hi everyone at CF! This is a request for some styling help- I’m going to a Bond themed party next weekend and I need some ideas for an outfit that isn’t just a costume, but something I could wear on a frequent basis. Do you have any ideas?

  13. 13
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for the tips! I just bought a tangerine dress, so this is really helpful :)

  14. 14
    April 14th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Cute outfits, love the accessories. However as a (clear or cool) Winter, sadly there is no shade of orange that looks good on me.

  15. 15
    April 15th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    As a redhead, I feel a bit of despair when I look at all the bright spring colors, try them on, and they make me look fluorescent (in a bad way). Can we have some blog posts that help redheads please?

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