Tuesday Ten: Add a Touch of Tango

As if the spring runways didn’t make it clear enough, “Tangerine Tango” is the color of the year according to Pantone. (Side Note: Pantone is known as the worldwide authority on all things color. So it has to be true!) From Elie Saab and Jill Stuart to Peter Som, Nanette Lepore, Charlotte Ronson and Diane von Furstenberg–orange was the statement color of the season too. While I love this bright punchy shade, I have to admit it is not the easiest color to pull off. Especially head-to-toe. That said, instead of drenching yourself in shades of tangerine, stay on trend by adding just a touch of tango! 

Below are a few of my favorite tangerine pieces along with tips on how to style each one into your existing wardrobe…

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  1. Pair a LWD with some flashy tangerine t-strap platforms like these beauties from Zara.
  2. You don’t necessarily have to wear the tangerine trend–you can carry it too. This chic wallet from American Apparel is the perfect fashion-forward accessory for spring and summer.
  3. Pair a lightweight tangerine blouse, like this one from American Apparel, with cropped pants or layer it over a fitted dress and cinch the waist.
  4. Layer on a cute cardigan like this one from H&M for a laid-back take on the trend.
  5. Make a statement with a bold melon necklace like this one from J.Crew.
  6. If you’re hesitant to try the tango trend, start by glossing your nails with an orange polish. Nail polish is my favorite way to test-drive new colors.
  7. Get shorty with tangerine cutoffs like these by J Brand. Pair them with a neutral top or color-block with a contrasting solid colored blouse.
  8. Add a taste of tango by sporting these gorgeous stud earrings by Elizabeth and James. The unexpected pop of color is sure to liven up any outfit.
  9. Pull off two trends with one top by wearing this adorable tank from Zara. The tangerine hue and peplum detail are a seriously stylish combination. Talk about a fashionable one-two-punch
  10. Tango to the beach in an itsy-bitsy tangerine bikini like this one from J.Crew. I love the polka dot versions too!

All in all, this juicy orange hue is a great way to revamp your closet for spring and summer. If you feel like your wardrobe has gone a bit stale, try adding in one or two citrus infused pieces for an instant update. And remember, it only takes a touch to tango…

Which tangerine piece is your favorite?

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    My favorite is #4 and #9. LOVE these! I actually do need to add a touch of tango to my wardrobe. Thanks for the tips!

  • Emma Kershaw

    Gorgeous colour! I like to add a pop of colour by wearing a bright lipstick xx

    http://beautybyemma.blogspot.com

  • Rachel Sanders

    I love orange although I can sometimes be a bit scarred to wear it! I really need to find some good orange nail polish though!!

    xxx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

  • Haleigh Conard

    7, 8, and 10 are definitely my favorite! But I love them all– I had to pin this!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    -Haleigh

    http://www.soulstitches.blogpsot.com/

  • Amanda Lehrke

    I’m obsessed with the tangerine trend, just posted this picture on Instagram of me wearing tangerine Pura Vida bracelets and my nails and lipstick match too :)

    Here it is if you’re interested: http://instagr.am/p/KVzCvDtgHv/ My lips are Milani Mandarina lipstick and my nails are Color Club Tangerine Scream!

  • Leanne

    Love the clutch and the Essie colour!

    From South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i think i will play it safe and stick with tangerine nail polish and jewelry for now :) i am much better at pulling off pastels than bright colors!

    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/05/style-inspiration-met-gala-2012.html

  • Jacy Tilton

    I LOVE this color, but with neons I’m definitely more into small doses! I also love trying new colors with nail polish…your nails can really be such an accent to a more simple outfit! Love the clutch too :)

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I am loving the clutch and shorts! I think this is a great color and it provides a nice pop!

    XO Kelley
    http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

  • Sam Cras

    I like the color , and LOVE the clutch

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love orange and gray together! Makes both colors pop! To the point where I put an outfit together and posted it on my blog: http://peachypains.com/2012/02/22/infusion-outfit-inspiration-in-a-funk/

    Yup, definitely love to TANGO!

  • Petra Zeller

    Love the shoes, nail polish and the shorts :) pretty
    xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com take a look on the Boho Boots Post ;)

  • baylie crank

    Love the clutch, nail polish, and shorts.

  • Stephanie DiMaggio
  • Eva Kosec

    Great colour..7 and 1o are my favs!

    xx

    http://www.evesbreeze.blogspot.com

  • Megan R.

    Im huge into tangerine and coral right now, especially in my accessories:) Right now I am wearing Essie Tart Deco:) Love the color and it goes with everything!!!

  • Jennifer VG

    Great colour for summer, peps!

    I like the earringsn necklace and nailpolish :)

    XO Jenn,

    http://jenny-kate.blogspot.com/

  • Christina Graci

    Loving tangerine right now!

    Check out my tangerine blog post from a few weeks ago. Great nail color!

    http://www.christinamanicures.com/2012/04/tangerine.html

  • Megan Elliott

    Loving Tangerine Tango too! I am also crushing on chartreuse <3 http://lushtoblush.com/2012/05/01/color-crush-chartreuse/

    xoxo http://lushtoblush.com/

  • Beth P

    I love them all but #9 + 10 are so perfect… I def want to get in on that peplum trend : ) Thanks Lauren!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I went through an Orange phase in High school, lol… I’m having terrible flashbacks of obsessing over orange things (I think b/c it was a crush’s fav color, maybe… I dunno ha ha)

    I can say that I kind of disagree w/this being a hard shade to wear– I think this is a color most people look ah-mazing in– you just have to know what the best shades are. Pale people should opt for the lighter shades of tangerine– like sorbet, while if you have medium to dark skin, you can wear any shade. I’m caribbean, so I love the way my skin glows in this shade! Don’t be afraid of tangerine, but don’t over do it by being too matchy matchy.

  • Melissa mould

    Wow, what a colour. I have some bright orange jeans which I just love.

    This is a great post, I’ve gone all BLUE in todays outfit post on my style blog :)

    Mel x

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • Kellie Norton

    I’m currently wearing a tangerine polish by Essie!! Trying to get a feel for this new color, I don’t have this color in my wardrobe at all! But so far, I love it!! Thanks Lauren :-)

    -Kellie N.

  • simone munnik

    OMW!!! I am crazy over Coral!!! I wear coral lipstick and accessories!

    Love your post Thanks! :-) check out my blog!

    http://love2stylebeauty.blogspot.com

  • Isabel VdP

    I really like the nailpolish and the tangerine cutoffs!!

  • Kelly Burt

    I would definitely have to go with the t-strap platforms, cardigan, and the nail polish. I am so in love with this color right now.

  • Melissa LaRose

    Love this color so much!!!!

    Here are some of my summer essentials … http://melissas-world.blogspot.com/ :)

  • Dominica Maria

    Such a great colour although doesn’t look that great on me. So definitely sticking with the accessories, like wedge peep-toe shoes, nail polish and orange clutch!
    Thanks Lauren.

    Cheers.

  • Michelle LaPorte

    I love the shorts! It is a perfect way to add a touch of color to your outfit without over doing the tango tangerine trend!

    http://michellelivinglifebeautifully.blogspot.com/

  • Kelly Hoover

    I’m loving look number 3, 7 and 10!! Wish i had a lot of money to pay for all of these things….!

  • Liesl

    The clutch and shorts! Want want want! :-)

    Check out my Top 10 Tuesday!

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/2012/05/top-10-tuesday-things-i-love-about.html

    Liesl xxx

  • Kimberly Reed

    Number 9 and 10 are my favs……I am slowlly incorp color into my wardrobe..I already switched to orangy/coral lipstick, blush and nail color this spring…..I see this in all store fronts..magazines…etc…wow….it is the color of the year.

  • Cassie Hanson

    love your tangerine picks! check out mine here: http://www.daeplanner.com/2012/01/09/hue-of-the-week-8/

  • Cassie Hanson

    love your tangerine picks! check out mine here: http://www.daeplanner.com/2012/01/09/hue-of-the-week-8/

  • Emily MacMillan

    I totally bought a pair of wedges that are this color i love them to death and i now plan all my going out outifts around these shoes!!!!

  • Sarah R

    Just bought a top very similar to #9! Love this colour :)

  • MarkMakeup

    I just LOVE this color to death!! Orange is one of my FAVORITE colors! And Tangerine just spices up orange all together!

    Love the nail polish idea, as I also am a bit obsessed with polish! :):) Did you know Essie has a “”tangerine”” color? I didn’t till I clicked on your link and then saw it listed there with the other colors!!

    Mark Makeup

  • Amenah Hussein

    Love it all, such a daring and edgy yet cute trend! Deffinetly goes lovely with pastels, thanks laurenconrad.com what a wonderful post.

  • Steph Noble

    I LOVE this colour! I got some wedges from Zara but not the ones you put, but those are really cute too!

    http://www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

  • Beth P

    Love me some tangerine! Cute way to add a little sunshine to my wardrobe!

  • Linh Ly

    i love this color for summer right now! i think its goes well with a lot of skin tones. follow me at http://befashionfit.blogspot.com/

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I””m obsessed with this color! I just did a blog post on it recently!

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Ellie Logan

    so i recently bought a pair of high waisted jeans this colour! i love them, thought it was a bit risky buying them cause they were so bright:) but im so glad i got them:D

  • Morgan Cook

    need fashion or beauty advice? Go ask your question on my blog and get a personalized response! http://the-curlyq.tumblr.com/

  • Cluny Grey

    I adore this colour and have had it in my wardrobe for several years now. I love the coral sweater!

    Donnachloe

  • Cluny Grey

    Whoops, I’ve overlooked that linen shirt – dyanamite!

    http://donnachloe.blogspot.com

  • Mary Seng

    #9 is my favorite Lauren!! The fit of this blouse is amazing! See how I styled it out @ http://www.happilygrey.com

  • Sabrinchen

    My favorite piece are the shorts!

  • marina Leps

    My favorite is 2, 3 or 7 i have a shirt in this colour am wearing atm a shirt similar to 3 but the nailpolish would probably be the one i most want since i have a thing for them these days ;P

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