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Color Combo to Try: Citron + Tan

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Color combo to try citron and tan

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 in this series.

This summer, I’m obsessed with all things yellow. More specifically, citron yellow, a bold and cheerful shade that’s just on the verge of being neon. When it comes to what to wear with citron, I find that nothing works better than an understated tan shade. We all know that pairing brights and neutrals makes for a chic outfit, so combining citron with tan creates a modern and fresh look that’s perfect for summertime.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this color combo? Simply scroll on down to check out four stylish outfits featuring tan and citron:

Outfit #1: Casual Glam

Create a low-key summertime ensemble by pairing a trendy snake print blouse with some brightly-colored citron shorts. Add another dose of tan with this pair of loafers, then slip on a pair of stylish cat-eye shades. Keep the accessories fun with a sculptural cuff bracelet and a quirky-meets-practical wristwatch.

Tan print blouse, citron shorts, tan loafers
Product Info: Top- Kohl’s, Sunglasses- ASOS, Watch- Charlotte Russe, Bracelet- Forever 21, Shoes- ASOS, Shorts- J. Crew Factory

Outfit #2: Summer Soirée

For a dressier look, start with an on-trend tan high-low dress. Define the waistline with a sleek gold belt, then add a pop of color with citron-colored platform sandals. Add a matching turn-lock clutch, then accessorize with some cool chevron-shaped drop earrings.

Tan dress, citron heels and citron clutch
Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Bag- Nordstrom, Belt- C. Wonder, Earrings- Piperlime, Shoes- DSW

Outfit #3: Internship Ready

Try out this combo at your summer internship by pairing a tan pencil skirt with a citron button-front blouse. An ivory-colored cardigan tones down the color for an office setting, while also covering up bare shoulders. Neutral pointy-toe flats continue the demure vibe, while a dark tan bag plays up the color combination. Accessorize with some timeless pearl studs, then add a hint of whimsy with an arrow-shaped charm necklace.

Citron blouse, tan skirt, cardigan
Product Info: Top- BooHoo, Cardigan- Dorothy Perkins, Necklace- BooHoo, Skirt- Lord & Taylor, Bag- Target, Earrings- J. Crew, Shoes- Zara

Outfit #4: Cute & Trendy

For another casual option, pair a striped citron tee with tan cropped trousers for a cute and comfy outfit. Metallic t-strap flats amp up the style factor, as does this jeweled statement necklace. Complete the ensemble by painting your nails a bold citron hue.

Striped citron tee, tan trousers, statement necklace
Product Info: Top- Loft, Nail Polish- Julep, Necklace- Accessorize, Shoes- Forever 21, Pants- Gap

What do you think?

Would you ever pair citron with tan? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on June 9, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , ,

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5 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Citron + Tan”

  1. 1
    June 9th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I’m not into girly-girl fashion, but I actually love all of the outfits! Cute :)

  2. 2
    June 9th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What an unexpected yet wonderful color pairing! I’ll include it in my outfit rotation right away!

  3. 3
    June 9th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    you had me at citron!

  4. 4
    June 10th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Love this color combo! I am going to have to try this soon for my blog! :)

  5. 5
    June 22nd, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Perfect summer pairing for my new tan studded sweater. I couldn’t figure out how to make it summery until I saw this post. Absolutely spectacular!

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