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The Guy's Guide to Wearing Orange

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Our Spring Style Guide is presented in partnership with Uniqlo USA

Spring has sprung, flowers are in bloom, and your wardrobe is just begging for a refresh. Our recommendation? Hit your closet with some orange, a bright hue that lends itself to surprisingly easy-to-wear color combinations and outfit ideas. Who knew Mother Nature doubled as a style expert?

Below, learn how to wear orange this spring:

Find the Orange That’s Right for You

This hue can pack a punch or make a softer statement, depending how you wear it. We love orange paired with pastel shades, mixed into prints and patterns, and all on its own with your everyday work and weekend basics. Read on to get the details about how to make this shade work, no matter where you’re headed.

How to wear Orange

Yes, you can wear the traditionally bright, citrusy shade that reminds you of its namesake fruit. But don’t be afraid to explore the color spectrum, from rust to a hi-vis hue.

What to wear with OrangeHow about a blood orange polo with navy chinos? Or a printed oxford that features the shade alongside a bright bluebird-blue hue? And of course, you can’t go wrong pairing orange with neutrals, like a cool khaki shacket or twill button-up in army green.

When to wear Orange 

Consider wearing orange in small doses to work – from a printed pocket square to a rugby striped tie. On your own time, don’t be afraid to go bold, making orange the key color in your top or spring bottoms.

// How to Wear Orange at the Office //

orange shirt: Uniqlo, $30 | pants: Uniqlo, $30 | jacket: Uniqlo, $40

socks: Uniqlo, $3 | belt: Uniqlo, $30 | bag: Uniqlo, $20

SG Says: Feeling shy? Pops of orange in your accessories is just enough to elevate your workplace game. Want to go a little farther? Try a button-down in a muted orange hue.

>> See how to wear more colors, like lavenderarmy green, and yellow

// How to Wear Orange on the Weekend //

graphic tee: Uniqlo, $15 | shorts: Uniqlo, $30 | denim jacket: Uniqlo, $40 | sunglasses: Uniqlo, $15 

SG Says: Dare to have a little fun with orange in your off-duty wardrobe. Paired with a turquoise blue, these citrus-y hues really stand out.



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