While the colour red is more often associated with emotions of anger and passion, orange has no such negative connotations. Combining the energy of red and the vibrancy of yellow, it is a positive and uplifting colour associated with energy and happiness. When I look in my wardrobe, it pops out at me and I am immediately drawn to it. It is my go-to colour when I need a boost!
This orange top was bought in Neola in Malahide last year. I wear it with my skinny jeans and ankle boots at the moment, but it would look equally good with sandals in summer. As we are seldom blessed with a really hot summer here in Ireland, a long-sleeved top is essential in any Irish woman’s wardrobe. I found a lovely boat-neck blouse in Zara just under €40 which fits the bill perfectly.
I purchased this Hugo Boss dress in their sale after Christmas and even though it was reduced, it was still an expensive buy. However, it is a little different from my usual more fitted style, so I splurged, because I’m worth it! I teamed it here with my super comfy Dune leopard-print shoes bought in Arnotts Dublin.
I found plenty of orange dresses online at House of Fraser www.houseoffraser.co.uk and love this beautiful Marella shift dress for £185.
If you would prefer a more subtle hint of orange, you could try a scarf or shoes. This pair is from Clarke’s, bought in their sale at the end of the summer, and as usual with this label they are extremely comfortable. If you fancy an orange pair, I found some in Debenhams and you can order online or pop into their stores. This pair from Lotus will set you back €65.
Remember, orange is the colour of sunrises and sunsets, marmalade and traffic cones. You can find a shade to suit your colouring from the lighter coral to the darker burnt orange. If you want to exude warmth…wear orange, if you want to get noticed…wear orange, if you want to feel happy….wear orange!