Bright Orange and Gold + Style With a Smile link up

May 19, 2020
Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top

Hello, I hope you all had a good weekend! My orange obsession continues…maybe there’s somehing in it. According to this website orange “stimulates enthusiasm, humor and laughter.” It goes on to describe it as “a wonderful aid against depression and it also builds confidence and courage.” I guess we could all do with more of that right now!

To create a warm colour palette I’ve paired bright orange with gold…

When I bought these trousers I only had one colour combination in mind; however, they’re proving to be more versatile than I thought they’d be. To create a warm colour palette I’ve paired bright orange with gold; you might not be able to see in the photos, but this neutral top has a gold thread running through it which ties in perfectly with the gold buttons and espadrilles. I bought the top from a Marks & Spencer outlet last year and it’s proved to be a really useful Summer top. The bag is more of an ochre shade – in fact it even looks a bit green in some lights – but the warm tone and gold chain handle work well with this outfit. I love these trousers but I can only wear them with a top tucked in…the gold buttons are too nice to hide!

As I mentioned last week, I love trying different colour combinations to find new ways to wear my clothes. You might think bold colours are more limiting than neutrals but that’s not necessarily the case. I’ve got more colourful combinations in mind for these trousers – I’m determined to make them work hard!

Do you prefer bright colours or neutrals? Or do have equal amounts of both in your wardrobe?

orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top

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Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
Bright Orange and Gold, orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
Warehouse yellow velvet quilted bag
orange River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top
River Island trousers, Marks & Spencer gold twist top

River Island trousers (similar) | Marks & Spencer top (old) | Clarks wedge espadrilles (old, similar) | Warehouse bag

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23 responses to “Bright Orange and Gold + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Lovely orange! I have to say, I don’t have many bright colors in my wardrobe!….tons of neutrals!….are bright colors a skin tone thing?…i do love neons–and have a few pieces….
    xo Eva

  2. Laurie says:

    Orange. The colour for summer! I have these trousers Emma. I love how you have paired them with gold. Looking fabulous xx

  3. Michelle says:

    I love the orange trousers, Emma! And this is a lovely outfit!

    I’m definitely all about the brights. I have one neutral top and I just don’t reach for it very often. I like how neutrals look on other people, but I don’t like to wear them myself.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  4. Love these trousers and I adore the gold buttons! Thanks so much for the link up!

    https:/www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. Darlene says:

    What a great color combo! Those orange sailor pants are SO cute! It’s good to know they help with depression, right? Color really does effect one’s mood! Thanks for brightening my day!

    xx Darlene

  6. Cheryl Shops says:

    I am generally more of a neutrals person, but I love a bright pop of color to liven things up 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  7. Those pants are so amazing! I love your twist front tee too! Hope you are having a great week!

  8. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous trousers! I love those golden buttons, very elegant. Perfect with that top .

  9. Emma, this is so brilliant! I love these pants on you. You wear these colors so well! And how fun are your featured favorites today. So many beautiful, bold, bright colors!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  10. Jill says:

    This is such a pretty color combo! Those orange trousers are fabulous! Love the button detail! Than you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  11. Those pants are just too good with the gold buttons! Game changer!

  12. Hi Emma
    This is so pretty! I love the style of the top, so flattering on you! I love the shimmer to the top and how they go with the orange. The gold is perfect with the buttons on the pants! BOy, if that is what orange does, I should have a closet full!
    take care,
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.cm

  13. Gail says:

    Love the button detail on the trousers! I wear equal amounts of neutrals and brights, though I tend to keep neutrals for trousers/skirts because brights suit me better nearer the face.

  14. I love the style and colour of these trousers Emma. I need some colour in my wardrobe – i’ve seen some lovely summer dresses in fuschia and I love orange – I’m fairly boring on the whole colour thing sticking mostly to neutrals, so need some colour to brighten my wardrobe up. x

  15. Jacqui Berry says:

    Wow, what a lively vibrant outfit this is Emma, Love the trousers and the button detail is very striking. Jacqui x

  16. Ruth Josey says:

    I have zero orange things in my closet and I don’t know why (well, is a burnt orange/rust color included? That I do have a few pieces of). I love the bright orange and those pants are just gorgeous on you! What wonderful buttons! I agree – tuck-in tops only. And I’ve been seeing a lot of those twist-front tops this year – love them! What a beautiful little velvet bag, too. Beautiful job on styling these pants and thanks so much for the link-up!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2020/05/19

  17. Anna Marcus says:

    These pants fit you like a glove, Emma. They are simply gorgeous, love the shape and those brass buttons. I was just talking about my love for colour orange and these pants would be just a living proof 🙂
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  18. Camille says:

    So stylish I love this look! Great post, thanks for sharing.

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.com

  19. Hey there- just a heads up to let you know that I also have a Link Party now! It’s on every Friday- please come link up your posts if you’d like- that would be so awesome!

  20. That top is so pretty, I love the details on it and it looks great tucked in to where you show the darling waistline of those bright and cheerful orange pants!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  21. lorena says:

    Stunning trousers ! What a great color and fit 🙂
    Beautifully worn.

  22. Hey me again- Thanks so much for linking!!

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