An Ode to Orange


Hi! This is Kim, Erin’s not so fashionable friend. But I do know a thing or two about Photoshop and have a love for a certain color…

We have seen a lot of awesome outfit ideas from Loop Looks since Erin launched the site in February. But have you noticed one tiny little missing thing? Don’t worry if you didn’t notice it right away, it took me awhile too…

Sigh. Erin is missing the BEST color in her wardrobe. ORANGE.

You may not have picked up on it. Erin was sneaky with her “Red is Just Orange Without the Yellow” post, but I did some investigation (left a comment) and found out (via her reply) that:

I don’t know if I even look good in orange!! And unless you count my Milwaukee Marathon shirt (and my March Madness Half Marathon shirt that I’ve never worn) then I don’t own anything orange.

Whaaaaa?! This must be fixed! Immediately! Orange is a FABULOUS color! It’s bright, it brings energy to your outfit, and it doesn’t have to make you look (or feel!) like a pumpkin!

I know Erin is not sure if orange will look good on her, so I took the liberty of doing a little Photoshop magic, to show her that it does:

What if she was an orange leopard instead of a blue one (wait! aren’t leopards already orange?!)?

Maybe it could have been “orange all the things” instead of pink?

You know what would have been most unexpected? Orange pants!!!

And the original inspiration for this post… I think you could’ve swung orange, Erin!

What do you think – does Erin need some orange in her wardrobe? I think Erin would look good in a variety of orange shades, and should give the color a try!

Which color appears the least in your wardrobe? And why is that?!

38 replies on “An Ode to Orange

  1. Kelly @ Running Kellometers

    This is so awesome! I am totally jealous of your Photoshop skills. I would say that I have the least amount of pink and orange in my wardrobe. I always gravitate towards the same colors (greens and purples) so I enjoy when I go shopping with other people to help open my eyes to other ideas…. And I’m looking forward to that closet consultation with Erin! πŸ™‚

  2. Kandi

    I love orange though admittedly don’t own much of it these days. I noticed recently that I have zero green in my closet and almost zero yellow. I guess I should give those colors a try.

  3. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    Hahahaha, such a great post! Gotta admit, I am not a personal fan of wearing orange, either, owning only one item of orange clothing (a gingham shirt, like the one you Photoshopped above!). So I get where Erin’s coming from. I’m not against orange as a color, but I guess I just gravitate toward other colors that tend to look better with my pale skin tone.

    BUT! I do like those pumpkin pants with the striped blazer — that’s my favorite Photoshopped inspiration! πŸ˜€

  4. Maggie

    This is awesome!

    I have very little pink in my wardrobe. I have some dark pink (more of a raspberry). But I’m not really into pastels, and I just don’t think pink looks good with my complexion and hair color, but it’s a bit too girly for me. I prefer jewel tones and dark colors (purple, blue, green, burgundy).

  5. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Haha, Erin does look amazing in orange! I think you’ve made your case Kim, the orange looks lovely on her. (And how cool, I never think that orange and black can work together but you’ve proven me wrong!)

  6. Mica

    Ha, this totally fooled me! I had to re-read and look at the original pictures. The orange-ified outfits do look pretty great though!!

  7. Emily

    Those pictures are AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Kim, you’ll have to teach me the techniques for picture-fun like this! And I do think that Erin would look great in orange. =)

    I wear very little pink because I don’t think that it goes very well with my coloring. But since I’m an alum of UIUC, whose colors are orange and blue, I do wear a decent amount of orange on casual days. =D

  8. Danielle

    What a FUN idea and color. I love me some orange, and you look great wearing it! I think my favorite is that blazer…or maybe the gingham combination. I think you need to find those items in real life and own them πŸ™‚


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