I thought I'd kick off my summary of this fall/winter's hottest trends with one of the season's trendiest colors: orange (or rust). This color was heavily featured in many designer collections on the AW2011 runways (Below: Gucci; Blumarine; Bottega Veneta; Derek Lam). Admittedly, orange can be a tricky color to pull off. I have a bright orange Milly blazer that I absolutely adore, but I constantly struggle with what to pair it with. Because it is such a statement color, I usually stick with a khaki or tan dress or skirt for work and dark jeans and white top when I wear it casually. If you are feeling particularly bold, however, try wearing orange all over like the looks pictured below for a monochromatic look!
If you want to update your autumn wardrobe with something orange, below are some options to consider: ASOS mini pussybow shirt dress for $64.03 on www.asos.com; Bow tie chiffon blouse for $17.80 on www.forever21.com; Flounced pintuck parka for $198 on www.anthropologie.com; Isairis dress for $38 on www.lulus.com; Puff sleeve pullover for $59.50 on www.bananarepublic.com; Kasil "Artisan" pleated trousers for $165 on www.piperlime.com; Sanctuary "Jane" dress for $158 on www.piperlime.com; "Nicoleta" blouse for $88 on www.anthroplogie.com; High low skirt for $14.80 on www.forever21.com; Double knit dress for $15.80 on www.forever21.com; Cable knit v-neck sweater for $69.50 on www.bananarepublic.com; ASOS ponti pencil dress for $82.33 on www.asos.com.