Tangerine Tango, a reddish orange hue is the colour of the year 2012. Earlier this year, Pantone, the world renowned authority on colour unveiled the colour explaining how its vibrancy and flamboyancy will inject the much need joy and spark in our lives. That is indeed true for Tangerine is a brilliant colour that attracts a lot of attention, sometimes even a little too much. So balancing it well is a necessity. If you would like to stay ahead of the game and use this colour to play up your assets, here are some tips on how to use it in apparel and accessories.
Orange pumps, skirts and dresses were very much in vogue, so if you have invested in them last season, you are good to go another year. Pair a knee length tangerine dress with gold colour jewellery and shoes for a divine party look. A low waist dress with a strand of pearls will take you back to the glamour of 1920’s. For girls with a fuller figure, a one block of this colour is too much. So balance it by matching it with black, navy, beige, white and other light neutral colours. It also looks great with teal, turquoise and brown see what a versatile colour that we have on our hands. Those you are not in favour of using solid chunks of tangerine go in for abstract prints in this colour for tunics and kurtis and watch your style quotient go soaring high. Tangerine is a flamboyant colour and hence is great for festive occasions and wedding. This colour is considered to be very auspicious in many communities.
A Tangerine accessory such as a handbag, tie, or belt makes a bold fashion statement that’s sure to get you noticed. A tangerine pump works well for a formal occasion with a twist,a platform or wedge is great for casual occasions. Plastic flip flops in this colour are really hot on the beach circuit. Limit the orange tinged accessories to two pieces though. Fiery opals in orange colour on a gold base are your best jewellery bets this year. You can wear them with all neutrals and complimentary colours like blue greens too.
When wearing a hot colour like tangerine,pick one feature and work on it. A sheer blush on the cheeks is an easy way to interpret the trend. Wear this colour as a lipstick colour in a matte, velvet, or cream finish. A lip gloss also looks haute. As this colour is both sexy and sophisticated at the same time it will look terrific on short to medium length nails. The wake up shade from essence colour and go nail polish is one hot nail colour.