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The Guys' Guide to Wearing Amber Orange

Stay golden, boys

Spring has sprung, flowers are in bloom, and colors are popping. Prime your closet for more color with this series of guides for spring shades. Each week SG HQ is going to break down how to wear a bright hue with easy color combinations and outfit ideas.


See how to wear bluebird blue, lavenderarmy greensalmonslateblood orangesharkskingoldtealkhakimerlotredevergreenwhitecobalt bluemint greenorange sorbetyellow and navy.


Amber is the perfect midpoint between gold and orange

You know that golden brown tan that all the lifeguards in ‘80s movies manage to achieve?

Well, that shade is actually amber—the perfect midpoint between gold and orange—and it’s a super gorgeous color to work into your wardrobe in a variety of ways.

Named after the fossilized resin that often contains prehistoric bugs, this tone should be a go-to for outfit accents—think: prints, visible linings, ties, pocket squares, watch faces…the works, really. We also like it as a layer – such as a t-shirt in the underneath a denim jacket, or a henley peeking out from a navy shawl-collar cardigan.

The deets on how to wear amber:

How To Wear

During cooler months, feel free to make this warm caramel hue a wardrobe staple with sweaters, pants, cotton-canvas button ups and beyond. When temps start to climb, work it in with shorts and tees as well as accent items like lightweight coats, belts, shoes, and prints (aztec, stripes, plaids …go wild!).

At the office

Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Shirt: Calvin Klein, $51 | Tie: Strong Suit, $125

Belt: Andersons, $175 | Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, $99 |Briefcase: The British Belt Company, $122

Watch: Nixon, $325 | Hair wax: Bumble and Bumble, $29 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95

Pocket Square: Asos, $21 | Socks: Topman, $6

How To Pair

The perfect amber outfit might be a pair of shorts in the shade with a teal tee, an olive bomber and low profile canvas tennis shoes when it’s officially warm weather. If you want to take it out on the town, pair a textured amber tie with a spankin’ white dress shirt and navy suit, as well as brown leather dress shoes.


Tackle shopping for a custom suit


Extra points for a pocket square that incorporates and amber and burgundy print! Those shades always look great together.

On the weekend

Shirt: Our Legacy, $155 | Jeans: Levi’s, $105 | Jacket: Alpha Industries, $145

Socks: Urban Outfitters, $8 | Shoes: Clarks, $150 | Wallet: Obey, $35 |Hair gel: Kiehl’s, $16

Key fob: Master-Piece, $45 | Cologne: Kenneth Cole, $72 | Bracelet: Miansai, $65

When To Wear

Like we mentioned, amber can go casual or dressy, depending on the item in question. We’d leave it out of super formal occasions, but other than that this shade is fair game across the sartorial board.


The formal essentials to wear this season


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WHAT BOLD COLOR DO YOU ADD TO YOUR SPRING WARDROBE?

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