Color Combo to Try: Black + Orange

Not just for October 31st, black and orange can be worn together for a chic look that packs a punch.
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Not just for October 31st, black and orange can be worn together for a chic look that packs a punch.
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If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts on combining Red + PinkMint + MustardPeach + GrayOrange + BlueFuchsia + Teal and Olive + Coral.

Since it's my favorite holiday, I simply couldn't pass up the chance to make this month's Color Combo post Halloween-themed. Not only are black and orange the official colors of October 31st, but the pairing of a classic neutral with a bold hue creates a chic look that packs a punch.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this spooky combo? Scroll on down to check out four stylish orange and black outfits that can be worn on Halloween or any other day of the year:

Outfit #1: Comfy & Laid-Back

For this first outfit, let's start with the basics: pair an orange knitted sweater with black printed jeans for a comfortable and stylish color-blocked look. Simple black ballet flats continue the casual vibe, while a gold spiked necklace adds some edge. Grab a roomy printed messenger bag and you'll have a low-key outfit that you can rock on campus.

orange and black outfit 1

Product Info: Sweater- ASOS, Jeans- Charlotte Russe, Necklace- Windsor, Flats- zappos.com, Bag- Volcom

Outfit #2: Dressy & On-Trend

Now we're going to flip the colors in the last look by pairing a classic black button-up with a light orange A-line skirt. Heeled oxfords give this look a fashion-forward touch, while a tapestry bag adds pattern and texture. Next, add some statement jewelry like these stacked rings and geometric earrings. Slip a sweet and simple headband into your hair for an on-trend and feminine fall outfit.

orange and black outfit 2

Product Info: Headband- Nasty Gal, Top- H&M, Bag- Debenhams, Shoes- DSW, Skirt- Forever 21, Ring- Aldo, Earrings- Kohl's

Outfit #3: Casual Chic

If you just want to incorporate a small pop of orange into your look, this outfit is for you! Start by pairing a cream-colored maxi skirt with a striped long-sleeved tee for a casual, yet glam look. Next, incorporate a knitted orange infinity scarf and some unique cap-toe flats. Add a dressy vibe by accessorizing with sparkly cluster earrings and a knotted clutch. Last but not least, add several mixed metal bangles, which help to tie together all the colors found throughout the ensemble.

orange and black outfit 3

Product Info: Scarf- Urban Outfitters, Top- Forever 21, Earrings- Piperlime, Shoes- Dorothy Perkins, Bracelets- Madewell, Bag- ASOS, Skirt- Loehmann's

Outfit 4: Girly Meets Edgy

Make a bold statement with this look, which pairs a pumpkin-colored frock with a tweed contrast sleeved moto jacket. A pair of sheer tights adds some extra coverage, while low-heeled ankle booties help make this outfit work for day or night. Next, add several stacked rings for an edgy vibe. For the finishing touch, accessorize with this stylish cross-body bag, which incorporates both orange and black.

orange and black outfit 4

Product Info: Dress- Mango, Tights- Lord & Taylor, Jacket- Target, Boots- ASOS, Bag- Nasty Gal, Rings- Charlotte Russe

What do you think?

Would you wear black and orange together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? Will you be rocking this color combination on Halloween this year? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!