Add orange and mint to your spring and summer wardrobe

By | May 3, 2012 | Style & Beauty

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I am in-and-out of boutiques a few days each week shopping for clients and have noticed a couple stand-out colors for spring and summer: orange and mint.

 

Head to toe orange can be difficult to wear, so I often advise clients to start with two options:

1.   Choose a print that includes the color.

2.   Simply invest in an accessory (like the bag or clutch above) for a pop of color against a more classic color pairing.  You will feel modern and current, but not like a pumpkin.

Mint is also extremely popular for spring. This color is easier with many skin tones, so why not try a beautiful dress (as shown above) for that summer wedding? If you don’t have any fancy soiree’s on the calendar, no worries. A mint long-line chiffon pussybow blouse is light and breezy paired under a gray, black or khaki suit for your workday.

I paired both my casual and formal looks with the shoe of the season, the Wedge. The Dana Buchman Espadrilles for Kohls and Michael Kors Ruby Wedges featured are great options because they are neutral, so they’ll go with almost any outfit. Most retailers are offering a variety of wedges for spring, so be sure to scope out your favorites.

Would you wear these colors? Tell us about the outfit you put together using these colors!

Orange and Mint! by themomiverse featuring nine west handbags

Tibi dress
£525 – harrods.com

Dana buchman
$40 – kohls.com

Satchel bag
$65 – mimiboutique.com

Nine west handbag
$69 – ninewest.com

Chandelier jewelry
$20 – piperlime.gap.com

Beaded jewelry
£112 – farfetch.com

Wet Seal wooden jewelry
$8.50 – wetseal.com

Genie by Eugenia Kim leopard scarve
$78 – intermixonline.com
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Carly Walko

Carly Walko, owner of ThirtySomethingFashion has spent her career working for premiere retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nicole Miller and has had opportunities to “do it all” including styling high-profile clients, producing live runway shows and giving fashion tips on local news stations. As a wife, mom, and small business owner she understands the needs of a busy woman on the go! Her entire business is centered around sharing fashion finds, styling ideas and helping find that perfect outfit or accessory that enables you to feel your absolute best. She is elated to be working with the Momiverse! For more style tips tricks and trends for busy moms on the go, visit Carly at ThirtySomethingFashion.

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