Blue and Bright Orange + Style With a Smile link up

May 12, 2020
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes

Hello, how was your weekend? Saturday was a scorcher here – I even managed to get a bit of a tan in the garden! Sunday was a completely different story though thanks to the arrival of Arctic air. It’s back to layers for now!

We took these photos while it was still warm, which put me in the mood for bright colours. I like to play around with different colour combinations, partly because it’s fun, but also because it means I get more wear out of my clothes. I’ve had these trousers for a few years but I think I’ve only worn them once before on the blog; that was for the Style Not Age rainbow theme. I have them in other colours too, including purple, mustard, navy and black – all of which have made numerous appearances.

Pale blue and bright orange perhaps isn’t an obvious pairing but I love these colours together!

The starting point for this outfit was the shoes, which were a little lockdown treat to myself. Traditionally, I save velvet for Winter but these gorgeous burnt orange slingbacks from Asos are perfect for Spring/Summer. They’re really comfortable thanks to the soft fabric and low block heel. Plus, they’re only Ā£30 so quite a bargain. Pale blue and bright orange perhaps isn’t an obvious pairing but I love these colours together! I’m already thinking of other ways to wear these hues together.

Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes

Apart from the shoes, everything else in the outfit is old. I bought both the top and the bag on eBay a few years ago. The top is very loose, but the splits at the side make it difficult to tuck in. My solution was to knot it which creates some definition at the waist (although it does ride up and expose my midriff).

I’ve added an orange cuff and tassel earrings, plus a tan belt – because I don’t have an orange one. I have a pale blue coat that I could layer over this outfit for cooler weather and make it more office-appropriate. Although I think in all honesty I would swap the top for something that doesn’t need adjusting every 30 seconds!

Do you like to play around with different colour combinations? Would you wear pale blue and bright orange together?
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Blue and Bright Orange, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes

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Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
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Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Asos orange velvet bow shoes
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Biba orange leopard print top
orange tassel earrings
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes
Blue and Bright Orange, Pale blue Asos peg leg trousers, Biba orange leopard print top, Asos orange velvet shoes

Asos trousers (old, similar) | Biba top (from eBay, similar) | Asos shoes (current) | Modalu bag (from eBay) | Just Cavalli sunglasses | Mango bracelet (old) | Pia Jewellery necklace (old)

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31 responses to “Blue and Bright Orange + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Hi Emma
    I Love love those shoes! The whole color combo is beautiful on you! I need to try and experiment with more colors. I have a lot of prints in my wardrobe. You look fab and I love the orange leopard top as it is a different color with leopard! It is going to start to be hot here on Thursday, 85 degrees, but I look forward to sunny days.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  2. Emma, this outfit is fabulous! I never would have thought to pair these colors together but they work brilliantly together. And those shoes! Be still my heart. Thanks so much for the feature today! What a lovely surprise!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. Jill says:

    I just love this color combo! Such a fabulous outfit! Love your shoes!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  4. Laurie says:

    I am just no-where near as creative as you where colour is concerned Emma. These colours look amazing together. I love the shoes! xx

  5. Love this color palette! Those shoes and the jewelry are gorgeous with this look. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  6. Michelle says:

    I love this outfit, Emma! IIRC, blue and orange sit across from each other on the color wheel. These two colors make for a really stunning combination. And what a cool purse! Iā€™m partial to the fringe. Your new shoes are absolutely fabulous!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  7. I absolutely adore this color combination! And those velvet mules are amazing! I’m in love!

  8. Gail says:

    Those shoes are just gorgeous! Orange and pale blue look good together and suit you.

  9. i never thought of orange & baby blue as combination! brilliant!
    and the shoes, oh those shoes, S W O O N!
    xo Eva

  10. Ruth Josey says:

    Pastel blue and pretty much any shade and intensity of orange is beautiful together and I love what you’ve put together for this look – from the earrings with both of those colors in it all the way down to those darling shoes! I like the way you resolved the issue with the top, too. I totally agree with you that I wouldn’t want to wear it to the office with constant adjustment needed, but I think you could pair it with Bermuda shorts or a casual skirt and it would be fine for that little bit of midriff to show. Orange looks wonderful on you and you look just beautiful in this outfit. Thank you for the linkup!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2020/05/03

  11. I love this whole color combination, and those shoes-I want. They are so beautiful. You worked your magic with all these elements-it’s perfect. Take care, Terri

  12. Nancy says:

    Fabulous trousers! I think they would look good on any color. Also your accessories are fantastic!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    You have such a great eye for mixing colors. I am not so adventurous, but know thyself šŸ˜‰
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  14. I love this colour match Emma. You look gorgeous. Orange and violet are great together.
    xxx Tina

  15. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is a lovely outfit and I like the colour mix. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Jacqui x

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever personally tried these two gorgeous colours together! I will make it a point now! And those little velvet mules stole my heart:)

  17. Darlene says:

    Yikes, here I am playing catchup only to see you shared my photo along with my beautiful fellow bloggers! Thanks so much for the shoutout. I really appreciate it, Emma! And I LOVE blue and orange together!! Your outfit is adorable and those shoes, that bag, those earrings…perfect!

    xx Darlene

  18. Amy Ann Arnold says:

    The shades of the blue and orange that you selected for this look make it!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. Ok, so I would have never thought of these two color combos, but I LOVE them. Those pants are so adorable and look at those shoes! Ahh! Love it all with that top.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  20. I would and have worn this colour combo before – it looks great on you! I adore those lovely velvet shoes – so cute!

  21. Lizzie says:

    This color is so pretty on you! I really love the entire outfit!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  22. I love the idea of adding bold colour and prints. It can really make you have a statement piece. This style here is very vibrant and stunning. I love the mixture of print, bold tones, and stylish accessories. šŸ™‚
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2020/05/fashions-forecast-spring-has-sprung.html?m=1

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