I’ve Got My Orange Crush + Style With a Style Link Up

June 29, 2021
I've Got My Orange Crush + Style With a Style Link Up, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals

Do you remember this song: “I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush”? That’s what sprung to mind when I put this outfit together. Having done a little research it seems Orange Crush by R.E.M isn’t as cheerful as I thought; there’s much speculation that it refers to Agent Orange used in Vietnam. That kinda kills the happy vibe! Despite that, it remains the only R.E.M song that I like. Apparently Orange Crush is also a brand of fizzy drink, so maybe that’s a better comparison.

The top is very 80s, so not really my favourite era fashion-wise, but I love the colour and the fancy details

I’ve worn these trousers on the blog twice before – including for last week’s link up post with the matching vintage shirt and bag. The muted marigold shade is very versatile and looks great with contrasting colours. However, I couldn’t resist trying them with this bright orange top that I found on eBay. The top is very 80s, so not really my favourite era fashion-wise, but I love the colour and the fancy details. It’s one of those pieces that I had no idea what I’d wear it with. However, I thought it was worth taking a chance. I’m glad that I did. I like it with the cut of these trousers so I will try pairing it with others in the same style but in a contrasting colour.

I've Got My Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals

I knew exactly which shoes and jewellery I wanted to wear with this outfit. However, I was a bit stumped when it came to choosing a bag. Orange would have been too, well, orange. But a contrasting colour would have ruined the monochrome look. Then I remembered this velvet bag and it finished off the outfit perfectly…it even matches the centre section of my earrings. I would never have thought to wear this top with these trousers, but seeing them side by side made me curious. It’s funny how unexpected combinations turn out to be favourites. I’ve certainly got my orange crush!

Do you ever find unexpected outfit combinations by total fluke?

I've Got My Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
close up of beaded button
Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
Zara orange trousers, Oasis mustard yellow velvet  bag
Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
I've Got My orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals
Orange Crush, vintage orange blouse, Zara marigold orange trousers, Miss Sixty orange sandals

Blouse from eBay | Zara trousers (from eBay) | Miss Sixty sandals (old) | Mango bracelet and earrings (old) | Oasis bag (old) | Roberto Cavilli sunglasses


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Last week’s favourites were…

Lucy Bertoldi, Lizzie of Lizzie in Lace and Gail of Is This Mutton?

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20 responses to “I’ve Got My Orange Crush + Style With a Style Link Up”

  1. Darlene says:

    Your fashion fluke turned out super cute, Emma!! I love the mix of oranges. You do color SOO well!

    xx Darlene

  2. Marlene says:

    Loving this tone on tone look, orange looks gorgeous on you! Perfect for summer.

  3. Rena says:

    Emma,

    You definitely crushed it with this outfit. You created a fabulous head-to-toe (literally) monochromatic look that’s wonderfully balanced with all the popping details. What a fun look.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  4. Love this orange monochromatic look Emma! Thanks for the inspiration and for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. Di says:

    I love a pretty, fancy blouse, and this one has beautiful draping and lace details. And the color is gorgeous! Your styling is so bold and fun, too. Thanks for sharing and the link up.

  6. Amber says:

    These orange shades are so bright and cheerful for summer!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  7. I love your beautiful citrus-y colors together! You look lovely!

  8. Katie says:

    I love R.E.M and that song! Orange is one of my favorite colors for this summer so I adore this outfit! Hope you have a great rest of your week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  9. Cheryl Shops says:

    I totally remember that R.E.M. song—love that it was the inspiration for this look!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  10. Nancy says:

    I love 80s fashion so that blouse is totally fabulous! Orange is growing more and more on me. The only R.E.M song I like Lotus.

  11. Gail says:

    Orange is such a great colour on you! A stunning outfit, and love all the cute details – the ring, sunglasses, nail polish!

  12. Jacqui Berry says:

    Looking good Emma, this works so well. Love that top, it’s got some much going on, Thanks for sharing today and for hosting the #linkup Jacqui x

  13. Emma, it is a really unique and interesting top. I love the little lace inlay parts and the buttons are so cool! I also really like the hem line, too. It looks great with all these other orange pieces. I love a good monochromatic look and the brighter, the better! Well done!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  14. Suzy Turner says:

    As soon as I saw that top my thought was, ‘very 80s’! but it’s cute, and I love it with the orange trousers and accessories. I reckon it would look great with blue jeans too!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  15. jess says:

    hmm. I learn something new every day. I am not familiar with the song, but also didn’t know it represented Agent Orange! The only REM song I kinda like is Losing my Religion.
    These tones go so well together, I love the buttons on the blouse and the lace bits! Orange goes so well with your hair! The golden quited bag is the perfect choice too! I do tend to go for colors in this family as well.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  16. Grace says:

    I love the monochromatic orange! It’s one of my favorite colors to wear in the summertime.

    -Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  17. Leelo says:

    Wow! This is very bold look! I just love this orange outfit and that blouse looks super cool!

  18. Daenel T. says:

    Loving all the orange. So bright and happy!!

  19. Love! YOu and I did some serious twinning this week! Orange it is!

  20. Ashley says:

    You look amazing in orange, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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