Let's be honest: if there's one color you should be wearing this season, it's burgundy. In redder shades, it's oxblood, in brighter purple tinges, it's a sultry merlot, but this deeper purple-red iteration perfectly indulges our love of moodier hues. To offset the sensuous tone, we're styling (read: expertly coordinating) our favorite burgundy staples with equally cool camel-colored pieces. It's a matchup that works, no matter the occasion or the person wearing it. If you're a classicist, pair a camel peacoat with coated burgundy skinny jeans. If you're more of a bohemian girl, go for the combo of a chunky knitted sweater dress and lace-up boots. If you're a polished professional through and through, then chances are you'll love our duo of a slick burgundy pencil skirt and oversize knit sweater. Bottom line: this color combo deserves a test drive; inside, find five ways to wear it now.
From blue and orange to green and yellow, celebrities are quite the color mixing masters these days. The latest star to join the club is Kristin Cavallari, who married a nude wrap blouse and berry Naven shorts for a Fall-friendly scheme at a Halloween party store in NYC. Test-drive this rich duo with a nude blouse and magenta shorts like Kristin or work these 3.1 Phillip Lim draped berry trousers ($375) with this knitted Topshop sweater ($76) and smoking loafers for a polished weekend style.
While you may be wary of pairing orange and black together for fear of looking like a Halloween mishap, after spotting Gwen Stefani's latest look, dare to rock the seasonal duo, too. While running errands in LA over the weekend, the singer balanced a bold orange blazer and tuxedo trousers with a basic black top, black leather ankle boots, and a white Chanel tote, then accessorized with blackout shades, a few silver accessories, and her signature punchy lipstick. Re-create Gwen's festive look by working an orange blazer with a black top, tuxedo pants or jeans, and ankle boots for a shopping date with the girls or test-drive the color combo for the office by styling this orange silk Equipment blouse ($198) with this paneled tweed Express pencil skirt ($70) and black pumps.
They were on opposite sides of the globe, but Taylor Swift and Selita Ebanks were clearly on the same fashion wavelength when they paired blue with orange pieces. Taylor wore a cobalt coat over a bright-orange top in London, while Selita matched her blue minidress with orange ankle-strap peep-toes in Beverly Hills. Unexpected color combos have been on the rise, and this latest fusion will bring lots of spunk to your Fall wardrobe. You can mix a blue coat and orange top like Taylor, a blue dress with orange shoes like Selita, or experiment with your own unique pairings: a blue blouse and orange shorts, a blue sweater and an orange skirt, and so on. Shop our favorite blue and orange combos below.
Hollywood's hottest got glam at the 2012 Emmy Awards in LA last night, and in a sea of stunning ensembles, there was one hue that shined brighter than the rest. Citrus dresses lit up the red carpet — from strapless structured gowns to full skirt numbers, celebrities couldn't get enough of the bold color. Julie Bowen worked a strapless fishtail Lanvin gown with a sparkling Swarovski clutch, Claire Danes styled her effortless draped Lanvin dress with gold Barbara Bui sandals, while Julianne Moore went all out in a long-sleeve full skirt Christian Dior number and Fred Leighton jewels. This luminous hue is fitting any time of year and in any silhouette, so get inspired by these stylish stars and shop our favorite citrus dresses to work at your next big event.
Alexa Chung was spotted on the streets of NYC looking prim and proper in a brown and blue ensemble that screamed Fall chic. She tucked a blue silk button-down blouse into a brown suede miniskirt, then finished off with black opaque tights, Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, exaggerated tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, and a floral bag. When the weather cools, re-create Alexa's look by pairing a blue blouse with a brown skirt or a blue sweater with brown pants. You can also sport a brown top with blue bottoms to switch things up.
For her latest front-row London Fashion Week look, Olivia Palermo went extra bold in an emerald-green blazer, yellow skinny jeans, and a two-tone Anya Hindmarch leather tote at the designer's Spring 2013 show. It's clear she's mastered the art of unexpected color pairings, as just hours earlier she showcased this equally amazing burnt orange and burgundy ensemble. Olivia's gray deep-v sweater and tortoise Ray-Bans balanced her bold separates, while her colorblock pumps and sparkling accessories injected the perfect amount of glamour. Style a green blazer with yellow denim and colorful pumps to channel Olivia's Fall-perfect duo for your next dinner date.
Nicole Richie was spotted exiting Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood wearing a black-and-yellow ensemble, proving that the color duo is quite the fashionable match — and no longer screams bumblebee. She started with a sheer, printed yellow Winter Kate tee, which she matched up with black statement pieces: denim Current/Elliott shorts, a wide-brim felt hat, this Givenchy's Nightingale Satchel ($2,105), and Vanessa Bruno suede ankle booties with a chunky rubber heel ($448, originally $597). Next time you hit up your hair salon, mimic Nicole's Summer look by pairing a yellow tee with black shorts, a black hat, and booties, and don't forget the celebrity-favorite Givenchy bag to complete your luxe style.
This Summer, celebrities like Ashley Greene, Eva Longoria, and Leslie Mann are all embracing a fresh new color combo: orange and nude. In particular, orange dresses in all shades with various styles of nude heels. Ashley's orange lace Yigal Azrouel dress lent major pizazz to her nude suede Barbara Bui pumps, Eva's Brian Atwood patent ankle-strap pumps got a jolt of bold via her orange Victoria Beckham sheath dress, while Leslie's orange Monique Lhuillier knee-length dress got sweet with her nude Givenchy pointy pumps. For your next formal event, or even in your everyday wear, consider this fabulous color match by shopping our handpicked orange dresses and nude heels below.
We're always looking to celebrities for new color combinations, and Hollywood's latest obsession is orange with green. The shades vary from shocking orange and neon green to mint green and softer orange. Jessica Chastain opted to pair a bright-green dress with equally standout orange pumps in NYC, Eva Mendes sported a bright-orange Phillip Lim dress with a mint-colored Rebecca Minkoff bag in LA, and Taylor Schilling sported her green printed Madewell dress with a bold orange clutch at a party in LA. Check out these celebs and a couple more rocking orange with green, then shop your favorite looks for yourself.