Orange is the New Yellow

I decided not to have any new year’s resolutions for 2014, but somewhere along the way, I  must have decided that I was going to start wearing a colour that I have never liked, or worn before.  I think it started with being given an orange nail polish for Christmas from Beauty on the Strand.  It looked so nice on my toes!

All of a sudden I was noticing the colour orange – how had I ever not liked this colour before?  Rather than buy my usual black skorts from Nike, I decided to try on an orange version from Adidas last week.  They made me look really tanned (a bonus) was a slightly different style than I would normally choose and I am sure made me feel younger (at least under 30).  I even found an Adidas sports-top with a splash of orange, which also looked good.  Could I be converting from yellow to orange – surely not?

To my amazement I have also bought this year a pair of open toed shoes from Velvet Steps in Mt Maunganui in black with a leopard print pattern.  I  think I last wore leopard print or something similar back in the 1990’s.  What was wrong with me?  My usual style radar was travelling a different course than normal.  Perhaps it was the orange toes!

So my new year’s resolution for you would be to consider wearing a colour you never thought you would.  Perhaps on a more serious note I should have set a new year’s resolution for Yellow Tulip in 2014 to stop going shopping!

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I fell into the art of style quite by accident. There was no defining moment when I decided that I knew what I wanted to do. I want people to feel good about themselves. Many don’t know where to shop and/or how to wear fashion. It has never been solely about cost, but of finding quality at a reasonable price and being able to wear - to suit your own figure, style and fashion. Join me as we explore – What is Style? Yellow Tulip

10 Comments on Orange is the New Yellow

  1. DW in Brisbane // January 8, 2014 at 12:12 am // Reply

    Aahhh, your column brings back the memories of our horrible brown and orange school uniforms! Perhaps that’s why it’s never been your favourite colour? Wasn’t mine for a long time either, especially after that orange skivvy my mother made me wear! I am rather keen on my orange nail polish these days and do currently have an orange skirt in the wardrobe that was a favourite with black tights and boots a winter or so ago! Always good to challenge ones individual style on occasion by trying out a new colour or style. I’ve done it with a couple of dresses and tops this summer and have had lots of compliments so am pretty happy that I stepped outside the square! 😀

    • I think you are absolutely right about avoiding the colour orange for so long. It is a refreshing change to have a new colour poking out of my wardrobe amongst all the black and white. It would be great colour for winter, with black tights and boots. You’ll have to send me a photo? Nice to see you stepping out of your colour zone too – we are never too old, to try something new. Have a lovely day. xx

  2. isn’t orange the colour of enlightenment as in hare krishnas? I think leopard skin is eternal….the orange shorts look great. as fo rme I’m trying not to go orange…in that I’m seeking out realistic fake tans!

    • I don’t know too much about the colour orange but like the fact it is a bright, happy colour – similar to my favourite colour yellow of course. There are some great fake tan options. Perhaps I can do a blog on fake tans for you. Take care. xx

  3. Orange is so BIG for summer, it is such a beautiful colour, especially BRIGHT orange… Love your new skirt Yellow Tulip!

  4. I personally love orange/coral. It’s such a a happy color.
    It’s always fun to experiment with color in your wardrobe. I’m gong through a purple/orchid phase myself 😉
    Love the skort.

    • Perhaps purple/orchid may be my next colour choice – but as you say it is such a happy colour orange and perfect for summer.
      I seem to be seeing skorts everywhere …. I’ll need to stock-up before they disappear off the style radar. Thanks for reading my blog. xx

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