Wear Orange With These 7+ Colors to Look Cute Every Time

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Orange may very well be the new black.

So if you’ve put off adding this cheery color to your closet for long enough, then this guide to the best orange color combinations is here to make outfit selections easy.

Check out these 8 must-try orange color pairings to ensure you look cute and stylish in this citrus shade.

Orange color combo #1 | Orange + Blue

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Love orange but not quite sure how to make it work with your wardrobe?

Style it with a pair of classic blue jeans. 

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This can’t-go-wrong pairing is a fail-safe option for anyone nervous about adding this vibrant shade to their closet.

Stick with rich blue tones and darker wash jeans, as these work best.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

ORGANIC COTTON JEANS | thrifted Closed

ORANGE BOMBER JACKET | thrifted Love Moschino (similar from Save the Duck)

SNEAKERS | Beflamboyant use code HARMFREEFASHION for 10% off

PURSE | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted Oakley (current styles by Oakley)

All other outfit items bought second-hand.

Orange color combo #2 | Orange + Grey

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Grey and orange is a color pairing so iconic I dedicated an entire post to it.

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Wearing these colors together is the easiest way to make orange shades work for all complexions (especially if you keep your orange items to the accessories.)

For more orange and grey advice, read the full blog here.

– OUTFIT DETAILS – Orange accessories

WHITE SNEAKERS | Beflamboyant use code HARMFREEFASHION for 10% off

ORANGE PURSE | Stella McCartney currently on sale

BELT | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted vintage (similar by 100% Glendale)

All other outfit items bought second-hand.

– OUTFIT DETAILS – Orange cardigan

COAT | Tally Weijl (similar by Noize)

CHUNKY BOOTS | Lovjoi

PURSE | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

BELT | thrifted Mammut (similar by Arc’teryx)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted vintage (similar by 100% Glendale)

All other outfit items bought preloved.

Orange color combo #3 | Orange + Black

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Don’t let the naysayers fool you.

Orange and black definitely pair well together. 

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Go for a monochrome orange fit with black accessories or spice up a black ensemble with a bright orange coat or jacket.

– OUTFIT DETAILS – Monochrome black with orange

ORANGE SKI JACKET | vintage Killy (find one on eBay)

PURSE | Stella McCartney (current styles by Stella McCartney)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted Emporio Armani (current styles by Emporio Armani)

DAD SNEAKERS | Rombaut

All other outfit items bought preloved.

– OUTFIT DETAILS – Monochrome orange with black

ORANGE SKI JACKET | vintage Killy (find one on eBay)

ORANGE JEANS | J Brand (find a pair on eBay)

ORANGE SUNGLASSES | Vintage (similar by 100% Glendale)

CHUNKY BOOTS | Lovjoi

PURSE | Stella McCartney (current styles by Stella McCartney)

All other outfit items purchased second-hand.

Orange color combo #4 | Orange + Lime green

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For an in-your-face color combo that may evoke some childhood nostalgia (hello tic tac colors), style your orange pieces with lime green. 

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

NEON SANDALS | Birkenstock

LIME GREEN SHORTS | thrifted Ralph Lauren (find a pair on eBay)

PURSE | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted Polaroid (current styles by Polaroid)

Orange color combo #5 | Orange + Lavender

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This retro-flavored color mash-up is sweet yet a little spicy.

It’s the perfect way to take advantage of lilac’s ongoing domination in the fashion world, and it looks great paired with other neutrals like grey or black.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

LILAC SANDALS | Birkenstock

ORANGE SKI JACKET | vintage Killy (find one on eBay)

ORGANIC COTTON SOCKS | Pact

ORGANIC COTTON LEGGINGS | Pact

PURSE | Stella McCartney (current styles by Stella McCartney)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted Serengeti (current styles by Serengeti)

Orange color combo #6 | Orange + Navy blue

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This grown-up combo is fit for the office.

The navy softens the punch of the orange and when you keep the orange to your bottom half (away from your face) this pairing means orange will complement many more skin tones.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

ORANGE SHORTS | thrifted Ralph Lauren (find a pair on eBay)

HEELS | Matt & Nat (current styles by Matt & Nat)

PURSE | Stella McCartney (current styles by Stella McCartney)

SUNGLASSES | thrifted Cole Haan (current styles by Cole Haan)

All other outfit items bought preloved.

Orange color combo #7 | Orange + White

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This pairing makes for a fresh and clean color combo that’s perfect for a spring/summer wedding.

If you have an orange dress, style it with pure white accessories and gold jewelry.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

WHITE SNEAKERS | Beflamboyant use code HARMFREEFASHION for 10% off

WHITE PURSE | Peta + Jain (current styles by Peta + Jain)

WHITE SUNGLASSES | Oakley (current styles by Oakley)

ORANGE BOMBER JACKET | thrifted Love Moschino (similar from Save the Duck)

ORGANIC COTTON JEANS | thrifted Closed

All other outfit items bought second-hand.

Orange color combo #8 | Orange + Pastels

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Pastel shades of orange go beautifully with, you guessed it, other pastel tones. 

Pastel blue, lilac (as we already saw above), baby pink, or soft yellow are all fair game.

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

LILAC SANDALS | Birkenstock

ORANGE JEANS | J Brand (find a pair on eBay)

PURSE | Sans Beast (current styles by Sans Beast)

SUNGLASSES | Oakley (current styles by Oakley)

Final Thoughts

Stick to these orange color pairings and you’ll wear orange confidently every time.

For more color-combining inspiration check out my posts on orange + grey | how to wear the hottest street style color trend, yes, you can wear blue with brown: see how easily, surprising colors to style with army green, and eclectic color combos to try if you’re feeling brave.

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FAQs

What colors go well with orange?

The neutral colors that pair the best with orange are:
-White
-Grey
-Black
-Khaki
-Navy blue

The complementary colors that pair the best with orange are:
-Lavender
-Royal purple
-Lime green
-Royal blue
-Pink

Does gold complement orange?

Orange and gold are both warm colors, which means they complement each other well and make a good color pairing. If you prefer your jewelry to stand out more from your outfit, go with silver or two-toned jewelry.

Can you wear orange with silver?

While orange is a warm color, it looks good with both silver and gold jewelry. If you prefer your jewelry to stand out more from your outfit, go with silver or two-toned jewelry. And if you like to have it blend in more with your outfit, then opt for gold jewelry.

Can you wear orange and black together?

Orange and black when styled right can look great together. Go for a monochrome black outfit with a pop of orange or a monochrome orange fit with black accessories for an ultra-chic and modern way to style black with orange.

Can you wear orange and blue together?

Orange and blue make a beautiful color pairing. Wearing bright orange with bright royal blue or blue jeans is a classic way to style these shades together. For a business casual look try navy blue pants with an orange top for a colorful but cute work-approved combo.

Do orange and green go together?

You can definitely wear orange with green. Lime green with bright orange makes for a nice tic tac-inspired color combo that will surely get you noticed.

Does grey go with orange?

Grey and orange is a beautiful color combo to wear. A monochrome grey outfit with orange accessories is an especially chic way to style orange with grey.

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