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THE JOY OF ORANGE PANTS


Ignore the fashion rules that insist you should build an outfit on neutrals or drab, dark pieces.

Atomic orange flared pants from Zara
Atomic orange flared pants from Zara

Before my Swinging 6ixties fashion epiphany orange pants were simply not on my wardrobe wish list. Orange pants? Aren't they just... too much? Isn't that going too far?


Absolutely not. Surprisingly, these atomic tangerine flares can be treated like a neutral. The only colour I would not wear with orange is black — unless perhaps the end of October is nigh.

Put your black pants on the back hanger — add zing to your outfit

Unlike dark pants, which can drain colour from other parts of the outfit, lava orange bell bottoms add zing and panache to both your outfit and your day.


I paired my persimmon flares with a creamy neutral sweater. Creamsicle is such a classic colour combination and is so very eye appealing. Tasty!


The cream-coloured blouse with balloon sleeves is flattering for a surprising reason — the volume in the sleeve makes the bust and the waist look smaller. It's all about visual tricks when it comes to dressing.


Sequins add sparkle to any look and are perfect with the neon lava pants
Sequins add sparkle to any look and are perfect with the neon lava pants

Sequins are another Swinging 6ixties basic that can be be added to any outfit. Here they add sparkle and meld the separates into an outfit. Visually, sequins easily compete with the bright neon apricot pants.


Ignore the boring old fashion spiel that recommends building a wardrobe on neutrals or drab, dark separates. Instead, start things off with a saucy zing.


Once I discovered the full potential of these Zara intense coral flared pants, I had to get them in emerald green as well. Just think of the possibilites!


With a jewel-tone, satin blue top, also from Zara
With a jewel-tone, satin blue top, also from Zara

I was surprised and delighted when I added the dark blue satin top. No wonder every other every high school uses this combo as their team colours. They simply work together. Go team!


Put black in the back. Hang your black and grey pants on the back hanger and open yourself to experimenting with outrageous colours. Intense tangerine high-waisted flare pants might just become your new fashion basic. They're not really outrageous, are they?