How to make an entrance with an orange skirt

#fashionover50 over 50 blogger Nicole in red top and pumps, orange skirt and belt

Orange is that a color or a fruit?

Remember the “Orange is the new black” trend from a couple of years ago? What is it with black? O.K., I have to admit I would wear another color more often when it would be darker than black. Why? I look best in deep dark colors.

In the 70s, orange had a moment. My sister had an orange blouse that she once in a while let me wear. I loved that blouse but had no idea why. In the 80s, I was “classified” as a winter. Thus, I stopped wearing any warm colors. However, I quickly discovered that the pastels of the winter palette weren’t great on me. There also seemed something to be wrong with me and the muted colors of the winter palette. In the 90s, black was my go-to neutral. In the new Millennium, I loved the icy pink pastel blue, mint colors, but I knew that they didn’t work for me. They look on light blonde women.

Anyhow I never thought about wearing orange (again). It was just a fruit to which I am allergic. However, early this year my bottle green knit dress with white neck area decorated with orange pom poms popped up in my head. My mom had knitted it for me when I was a toddler. Then two months ago I saw an orange skirt. I realized how many accessories I have in my closet that have the color of this fruit. And guess what? My “buy now finger” hit the electronic button immediately when I had thought about three looks to go with it.

fashion blogger over 50 in fall style work outfit with trench, blue shirt, and orange skirt and sandals
Burberry Brit trench coat, Max Mara Weekend orange straight skirt, blue turquoise Prada satchel, Michael Kors cork plateau patent leather sandals, statement necklace, nude pantyhose (all own), amber pendant necklace c/o Uno Alla Volta, and button-down shirt c/o Ethyl Clothing

What to wear with an orange skirt?

Orange and black? Oh, no! That’s Halloween! Bottle green! Sure, but that would mean to buy another item. I don’t have anything in bottle green. Unfortunately, it hadn’t been a trend in ages. And

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Believe it or not, but I wore this beauty three days in a row without even wearing the three outfit ideas I had when hitting “buy now”. That’s what I call a winner. A perfect addition to my wardrobe!

Complimentary color for a bold, but safe look

The easy way is go for the complimentary color, i.e. blue. It’s a bold look, but both colors are deep. The look makes a statement, but is still office appropriate.

blogger Nicole in an outfit in complimentary colors with blue shirt, bag, orange skirt, sandals and jewelry in both colors
Max Mara skirt, Prada bag, Michael Kors plateau sandals, statement necklace, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), silver amber pendant c/o Uno Alla Volta, and button-down shirt c/o Ethyl Clothing

Analogous colors are always a great choice

Going with one of the adjacent colors on the wheel is another great option. It’s a visible look. You are reading this because you don’t want to look invisible, right? You can find more on how to wear analogous colors and another example of an easy look in analogous colors at the links.

fall style over 50 Nicole in anaologous red-orange office separates
Max Mara Weekend skirt, Ann Taylor silk knit top, Paloma Picasso x belt, Hermes enamel bangles, Hermes collier de chien bangle, AMS neckerchief, pantyhose and L.K. Bennett plateau open-toe pumps with snake print (all own)

Inspired by a print

The third look was inspired by the print of my floral cardigan. Thus, my pink fitted leather jacket got another look. It was a conseignment find that was a perfect for for my wardrobe. I got so many outfits with it. I featured 15 outfits with this pink biker jacket in a post a while ago. Meanwhile there are even more. One of them in this post.

blogger Nicole in fake suit with floral top striped bag and pumps
Max Mara Weekend skirt, Notations cardigan worn as top, Newport News leather fitted biker jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Coach tote, fishnet pantyhose, Ivanka Trump toe-cap pumps (all own)
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stylist and style author Nicole in floral top, straight skirt, pointy-toe multi color pumps
Max Mara Weekend skirt, Notations cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle, fishnet tights, Ivanka Trump pointy-toe pumps (all own)

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blogger Nicole jumping in a floral top, straight knee-length skirt, pantyhose, and heels
Jumping high in Max Mara Weekend orange skirt, Notations cardigan worn as top, Hermes collier de chien bangle, pantyhose, Ivanka Trump heels (all own)

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Welcome to the 175th Top of the World Style linkup party

I am excited that you are joining the party. It’s always great to see all your great outfits, newbie and seasoned bloggers, bloggers of all genders and age. Link up your IG or blog outfit posts or both! Visit the other blogs, introduce yourself, it’s all about networking, making connections, inspiring each other and exposing your looks to a wider audience. Let’s support each other by sharing our fellow bloggers looks on our own social media. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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The awardees of last week’s party

Today’s featured awardees are Anna, Jane, and Cheryl.

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#linkup Top of the World Readers' Fav Anna at Mutton Style and I in a leopard blazer, white Tee and jeans
Anna the style blogger at Mutton Style and I became Top of the World Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Your favorite post was Anna’s post on six ways to wear a white T-shirt in fall. She is the style blogger at Mutton Style and I. I picked my favorite of the 6 ways, but the other ones are all great examples too.

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#linkup Top of the World OOTD My Fav Jane at Savvy Southern Chic in denim jacket, A-line dress with pops of color
Jane the 40+ blogger at Savvy Southern Chic became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post.

I love Jane’s Casual Friday fall look of a denim jacket jacket with a dress and beaded necklaces and red wedge sandals for a pop of color. A perfect way to wear summer clothes in fall. She is the savvy southern chic blogger at Savvy Southern Chic.

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Top of the World Style Winner of the Week

#linkup Top of the World Style Winner Cheryl of Cheryl Shops in black pants and shirt plus red mules
Cheryl the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger at Cheryl Shops was the Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Cheryl, the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger at Cheryl Shops won the Top of the World Style Winner feature. She wore this outfit on her 48 hours trip to Geneva. On her blog you can find posts, of course, on shopping, but also on traveling, wine, sunshine, and Pilates.

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