Fruit Salad – Tangerine Tango, Mango, Orange

There are so many great ways to wear this years hot colour. Head to toe. Just a hint. Clashing. Colour blocked. However you choose, I would recommend avoiding to many frills in favour of sleek lines. After all, the Tangerine Tango is a sophisticated colour. Actually, it’s also a fun and friendly colour too – I’m just not too much of a frilly person so I never recommend frills!

Sophisticated, but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango has a rich depth to it. Okay, yes, I am a huge fan, but let’s face it, this colour trend is HOT! HOT! HOT!

Here are a couple of sweet fruity combos I have worn over the past 12 months and a little something from the fashionista streets. I could collect pics of this mouth-watering colour to share with you, all day long, but I will try to keep it to just the amazing.

This first pic is of me in November 2011 at the Emirates Stakes Day (part of the Spring Racing Carnival). I found the fantastic shoes online at,  and had to have them. I had them a couple of months before the big racing carnival began, so spent the next couple of months creating an outfit that would go with them. First was the Cue dress, found at Myer. I was sooo excited to actually fit into a Cue size 10. My experience is that they are fairly tailored so not a lot of extra room. The envelope clutch was a very reasonably priced Target find. I went back and forth trying to decide on a vintage black bag I have or this orange one, but really, did the black one ever have a chance?! I had the simple black hat sitting around from a previous racing season, so I pulled it apart, used the hot glue gun to lift one side and glued the huge orange silk flower on to make the whole thing work.

Pic two is the Fashion Mister and I sitting up in the grandstand during the races.

You may recognise pic number three from my article of a few weeks ago about the Tribal Trend. Yes, you will have also noted that the dress has my old beloved favourite colour combo of orange and purple! What can I say, guess I haven’t changed that much in all these years. I’ve got the same orange shoes on as from the Emirates Stakes day, but these are not my most worn pair of orange shoes! They are just that little bit too high to wear for work so I have a pair of wedges that I’m sure will show up in a near future post.

These next two photos are obviously fashionista photos, one borrowed from Paris FWAW 2011 and the other Paris FWAW 201#. So again, you can see the love of this colour trend has been simmering along for a while.

I love the orange dress under the gray sweater and jacket. What a great way to tone it down and really show off the classic side of Tangerine Tango. And by going with the gray you don’t have to worry about being compared to a Jack-O’Lantern at Halloween if you are in orange and black.

How great is the Navy and Tangerine print shirt under that Blazer. It’s a look that can be worn to work…if your work is not filled with stuffy or boring people who are so conservative they have forgotten how to enjoy life!

If you haven’t gone and gotten some yet, do so now before you are at risk of going down in a blaze without glory!


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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