Safety Orange: Fall 2018 Color Trend Style Tips

How to wear this season’s Color Trend: Safety Orange

The designers have officially secured our fashion safety by introducing safety orange as this fall season’s color trend. We are talking reflective tape, construction vest orange hues! A little too loud for your taste? Here are some ways you can add this bold color into your everyday wear without looking like a pumpkin (or inmate).

5 Tips on how to style the Safety Orange Trend

Tone it down – pair it with neutrals, greys, black or white.

Wear an orange top with this cream wide-leg pant from Free People for an effortless look. You’re ready for a casual stroll around town! Or, if you work 9-5, how about a blazer to throw in a little twist to your workday outfit rotation. Your look will stay classic and refined, with just a punch of orange to be daring. Key style tip: with a hue as bright as orange, always finish off your outfit with neutrals!

Photo by ASOS

Orange accents – do you want to don this fall’s color but aren’t ready to commit? Try an orange accessory!

The small sunglasses trend doesn’t seem to be going out of style any time soon, why not try this orange pair from Urban Outfitters for autumn? Or if you’re feeling playful, finish off your look with these fun fringe earrings or orange wedge heels for warmer days! Once it starts to get a bit chilly (goodbye, Summer), a neon orange beanie tops off any outfit with a pop of color. You’ll be warm, but your outfit will stay hip and cool with touches of orange.

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Patterns and prints – An easy way to bring in this color to your wardrobe – wear it as a print!

Floral, colorblock, graphic tees: these are all subtle ways to wear orange, without it being overwhelming. This ASOS colorblock sweater does all the work for your outfit – and best of all, it’s on sale! If you’re looking for something more feminine, check out this lovely floral embroidered dress from Anthropologie. It’s sweet, perfect for fall and has floral embroidery with a touch of orange. If you’re set in your style, introduce this color by investing in pieces with patterns and prints for just the right amount of neon orange color. That way, you can stick to what you’re comfortable in and still look on trend this season.

Dress by Anthropologie
Dries Van Noten Fall 2018 Collection – Paris Fashion Week 2017

Contrast – embrace this vivid hue by contrasting it with blues or purples.

Looking to burst onto the scene? Pairing safety orange with its complementary colors on the color wheel make it stand out even more, creating an outfit that’ll be sure to get second glances. You have science on your side for a fashionable look! Have an orange shirt you don’t know what to do with? Try this classic navy-striped jacket for a bit of texture, perfect for a weekend getaway or vacation. Have a tangy-hued skirt just waiting to be worn? Try this light blue top from American Eagle for a sweet summer-to-fall look.

Top by American Eagle

Go bold – if you have a pension for flair, go for a splash of orange!

Be loud with statement pieces, like this orange street wear sweatshirt from Paradised. Runways were flaunting orange for the fall season, and they were not subtle. If you want a style as big as your personality, dare to wear this flirty orange jumpsuit from Missguided or these edgy orange pants for a more retro vibe. These pieces are so eye-catching, you’ll be having your own fashion show on the sidewalk or at your next event.

Photo by: Christian Vierig

Orange you glad Safety Orange is in season?

There are so many ways to style fall’s “it” color. Keep these tips in mind and keep it tasteful! Remember to always round off your look with neutrals even if you’re going for big statement pieces. If you can’t handle the bright orange trend just yet, go for the prints. Pops of color are sure to add a twist to even the most boring wardrobes. This season’s color crush is great at grabbing attention, so don’t forget these tips and get ready to be a showstopper.

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