Bright Orange and Tartan + Style With a Smile link up

January 28, 2020
Bright Orange and Tartan, River Island orange trousers, French Connection tartan biker jacket

I mentioned in yesterday’s Style Not Age post that I’d be back today with more colour. Well these bright orange trousers certainly pack a colour punch! I’d initially envisaged wearing them with the green blouse I wore in yesterday’s post but I’ll save that colour combination for another day. Instead I’ve chosen the (slightly) less controversial pairing of bright orange and tartan with a grey base.

Apparently orange is an optimistic and dynamic colour with a more balanced energy than red

I have a bit of an obsession with colourful trousers and coats. I’m convinced that colour can both reflect and influence your mood. Apparently orange is an optimistic and dynamic colour with a more balanced energy than red; less aggressive but full of vitality. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I rather like this bright hue; the trousers even got the thumbs up from the husband!

Bright Orange and Tartan, River Island orange trousers, French Connection tartan biker jacket

the bright orange and tartan work well together due to the orange running through the pattern of the jacket

I’ve worn this jacket before with a black skirt for October’s Stylish Monday link up post. In fact I wore exactly the same jewellery and bag with it…well if it works why change it? With this pairing, the bright orange and tartan work well together due to the orange running through the pattern of the jacket. The grey jumper and ankle boots help ground the outfit and match the jacket’s base colour. I did have a pair of checked boots in mind but I decided they’d be too busy for this bold ensemble. Plus, my garden is like a bog at the moment so I needed chunky heels!

Would you wear bright orange? Do colours affect your mood?

Bright Orange and Tartan, River Island orange trousers, French Connection tartan biker jacket

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Bright Orange and Tartan, River Island orange trousers, French Connection tartan biker jacket

River Island trousers (currently reduced to £20)| French Connection jacket (from eBay) | Rodier jumper | Clarks ankle boots | Alexia bag (old, from TKMaxx) | Mango bracelet and earrings (old) | Just Cavalli sunglasses

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13 responses to “Bright Orange and Tartan + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Laurie says:

    I have those trousers! I think the pairing is perfect. Have a great week Emma xx

  2. Loving that plaid jacket and it’s gorgeous with the bright pants!!! XO

  3. Jennie says:

    Love this! I was just thinking a couple of weeks ago I wish I had some orange pants. Now I think I will actually look for some. Looks so good with your plaid jacket!

  4. Gail says:

    I’d wear orange in the form of those fab trousers but generally not near my face as it’s not one of my colours. I love these bright outfits in winter!

  5. This outfit is stunning. You are right, orange is a great color. Interestingly it is so underused in fashion. Why is that?

  6. Nancy says:

    Wow! Love everything about this look. That jacket is superb! And the trousers so elegant. Very cheerful look!

  7. This is such a great look! I love the buttons on the pants and the color is fab on you! I need color in the Winter too- its been so grey here! That jacket is fantastic , love the plaid and it fits you to a tee! The sunnies look great too, love the shape. I am looking for a new pair, but need prescription.
    Enjoy your day!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  8. I’m usually not a bright orange gal but this looks amazing on you! The mix of orange and plaid is so chic.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  9. Oh the level of fabulous of this color combination and that amazing plaid jacket is beyond words! And those pants. Oh swoon! Thank you so much for the feature! What a lovely surprise. You just made my day!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  10. Those are amazing statement pants! I love your plaid moto jacket too!

  11. Suzy Turner says:

    WOW…. those orange trousers are amazing!! I would totally wear them, and anything else in orange because it’s a fabulous colour. I do love with the grey too.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  12. Michelle says:

    I LOVE this outfit! But then orange is my favorite of the warm colors. It’s been hard to find in recent years here in the States. (Most of my orange clothing, I’ve picked up on Poshmark.) Lovely!

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

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