In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the scariest thing you’ll see won’t be goblins, ghouls, or ghosts, it will be people wearing absolutely horrendous orange ensembles. But, orange is a color that can look incredibly stylish if you know how to wear it. Much like the Great Pumpkin, it is only a myth that wearing orange and black together are OK. Never ever wear black and orange together. Even if it is Halloween…. Even if you are at a Halloween party… Orange actually looks best with brown or denim. This season, there are so many great orange clothing and accessory choices; you will be even more excited to wear this color than your Halloween costume. From bright outerwear to subtle sunglasses and everything in between, no matter what your personal style is, orange is for everyone. Some might even say it’s the new black…
Ben Sherman Lambswool Sweater
British designer Ben Sherman actually calls this a jumper, but in America we just want to jump into this must-have burnt orange crew neck sweater. Knit from multiple shades of lambswool yarn, it’s as delicious as a warm slice of pumpkin pie. Pair with navy chinos or brown khaki pants for a complete Fall look.
Ray Ban Orange Flash Aviators
You can never go wrong with Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses. This season, they added punchy orange lenses to the their classic gold wire rim frames. As a bonus, the lenses are polarized.
Joe Fresh Men’s Running T-Shirt
Joe Fresh’s running t-shirt isn’t just for running around the track or running on the treadmill at the gym, it’s also suitable for running errands. With a generous stripe of orange fabric on each side of this grey shirt, it adds some fun to standard grey.
Gitman Button Down Jumbo Melange Check
Wearing orange does not necessarily mean the entire garment has to be one solid color. Gitman’s Button Down Jumbo Melange Check shirt combines a cornucopia of fall colors including orange, blue, and teal into a textured check pattern, making it the epitome of autumnal. You can also feel patriotic buying this garment because it’s manufactured in Ashland, Pa.
Sid Mashburn Bi-Color Hat
To add just a little bit of orange to your wardrobe, you just have to use your head and wear this grey and orange hat from Atlanta designer Sid Mashburn. Made of super soft 100% cashmere, this accessory will keep you equally warm and stylish.
Billy Reid Shawl Cardigan
This Billy Reid Shawl Cardigan is one of my favorites of the season. Shawl cardigans are a modern alternative to ordinary pullovers and cable knits. This one in particular is made from wool and yak (yes, yak) yards. The color, texture and shape of the sweater really make it stand out and look incredibly different from other sweaters you may have. If you only buy one orange item this season, this is it!
No luxury brand that does orange leather better than Hermès. Its classic orange belt is made of the brand’s signature fire-colored taurillon clemence leather and fastens with a palladium and nickel buckle. Certainly an investment, this accessory doesn’t have to be limited to fall, it’s perfectly fashionable for every season.
The Workers Club Hooded Cotton-Canvas Jacket
Exclusively designed for Mr. Porter, this orange canvas jacket is a high quality piece of outerwear that is the opposite of a lot of the “fast fashion” available today. It was specifically created to be a practical, yet fashionable investment piece you can wear for years. The jacket is made from a water repellant cotton canvas and features a detachable hood, reinforced elbows, and enough pockets to carry around everything you need.