How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend on a Budget: Bold Orange

Go bold with this hot summer color trend!

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Welcome back, CF readers! Thank you for tuning in once again for our High Fashion series. Last week I delved into the springtime suits trend – a fun, fresh fashion statement for spring.

The week before that we looked at a popular color trend, pale blue. This week, we will be exploring another color trend: bold orange.


Bold orange is a great way to jump into spring with an attention-grabbing color. Because it is such a strong color, you can add it into your closet in small accessories or pieces and still make a statement.

Orange is a great color to boost your confidence and energy. It also is a positive and energetic color.

Not sold yet? Let’s see some runway examples and who’s wearing the trend!

Runway Examples

Quite a few designers incorporated bold orange into their collections for Spring/Summer 2019.

Oscar de la Renta embraced orange this season. This design shows a loose-fitted, off-the-shoulder, orange sweater paired with a printed skirt and orange handbag.

Lastly, Prabal Gurung, known for his love of colors and patterns, showed orange in his latest collection.

He used orange in color-block style for this dress:

Influencers in Bold Orange:

We did a whole post on how celebrities are wearing bright orange right now, but here are some more examples:

How fitting for Jennifer Lopez to be right on-trend as she received her Fashion Icon Award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA). Take a peek at her custom orange look from Ralph Lauren:

Carrie Rad is a style and lifestyle influencer who also is on board with this bold orange trend. She rocks this orange sweetheart mini-dress with another hot trend: a basket bag. Scroll to the right to see the whole look.

Shailene Woodley is another hot name to be rocking the look in quite a few ways. She merges the orange and spring suit trends together here:

How to Buy the Bold Orange Trend on a Budget:

Orange is naturally a serious pop of color, so a little goes a long way.

You can center your outfit around a statement orange piece or use small orange pieces to add pops of color to your outfit. You don’t have to rock head-to-toe orange (unless you feel like going bold).

Keep reading to see where to get the best affordable bold orange pieces for your wardrobe.

Affordable Bold Orange #1:

orange sandal heel

Product: Katie & Kelly Kirsty Sandal; $35 DSW

Bold orange sandals like these are arguably an essential for your spring/summer wardrobe. Imagine these bold heels with a white sundress or romper!

You can also work these heels into your professional ensemble by pairing them with a neutral outfit like all-black, white, or khaki. They would look amazing at any office with a casual or fashion-forward dress code.

Affordable Bold Orange #2:

orange belt bag

Product: Like Dreams Faux Leather Belt Bag; $45Nordstrom

Another subtle pop of color can be found in a belt bag! This little bag lies right at the waist and draws attention — meaning, this can accentuate your waistline and curves.

For maximum style points, pair this belt bag with a jumpsuit or romper. You could also layer over a form-fitting safari jacket for an extra utility-vibe.

Affordable Bold Orange #3:

orange circle bag

Product: Mali & Lili Leather Crossbody; $58Nordstrom

Here is another cute example for a bold orange bag. This crossbody can be worn as a top-handle bag, as well.

This would be a great addition to your work outfit or with your LBD on a date night. Alternatively, it’s a chic quick-grab for your coffee date with friends.

You could also dress up a simple jeans-and-tee ensemble with this little stylish bag.

Affordable Bold Orange #4:

model in orange trousers, white top, and nude heels

Product: Socialite Paperbag Trousers; $32Nordstrom Rack

Paper bag waist trousers and bodysuits are a match made in heaven! Crop tops look great with them, too.

These pants are a statement piece in this bold orange color. So, be sure to create your outfit around them. Even out the palette with neutral tones, as shown on the model, for a balanced feel.

If you have your heart set on a loud ensemble, pair with other bold colors in similar warm tones — think magenta and yellow!

Affordable Bold Orange #5:

model in orange lacy dress

Product: NSR Lacy Midi Dress; $28Nordstrom Rack

This orange lacy dress is another example of a statement piece that should be the center of your ensemble. This detailed dress doesn’t require much styling, so keep accessories to a minimum, and dainty, if possible.

You could add a chic belt or bold stilettos to take the look a little further. A light cardigan could also go a long way, as well, for a sweet, summery look.

Affordable Bold Orange #6:

orange crop tank top

Product: Polly Tie Front Tank Top; $35Nordstrom

I love this bold, yet simple, orange crop top! It’s perfect for the season and can be worn in many ways.

For a casual look, wear this top with high-waisted jean shorts, Keds or Converse, bangles, sunglasses, and a sporty hair accessory.

To dress it up slightly, wear with a maxi skirt, sandals, and a chic clutch.

Also consider fitting something like this into your nighttime wear. You could pair this with a white mini skirt, platform heels, and decked out accessories.

Are you a fan of the bold orange trend?

Which high fashion trend would you like to see next? Share with us in the comments below!

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