Saturday, April 7, 2012

Your Fashion Update for 2012: Is Orange the New Pink?

Make yourself stand out and get noticed this spring with bold bursts of color. Try using navy, black, or brown as a backdrop, then add coral, canary, teal, or magenta as accent colors. Coral, and other shades of orange, is making a splash this season on the runways. It's been featured by Prada, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Herve Leger, Ferragamo and many other designers. Orange is no longer just a favorite color of five-year-olds but a fresh, natural addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. In fact, Pantone has named “Tangerine Tango” the 2012 color of the year.

Some of the current fashion trends are Crafted Minimalism, Palm Beach Preppy, Actively Engaged, Ocean/Sea Life, Bold Prints, Color Blocking, and Tangerines and Oranges. Florals, stripes, and both tropical and tribal prints are also having a big impact. The bright colors and bold prints are showing up in the Preppy, Active, and even Minimalist fashions.

Coral goes well with turquoise and ivory, as this color combo evokes a seaside motif. Try mixing your tropical coral with denim or with white for a fresh look. Peach or coral goes well with neutrals such as tan, brown, and light gray for a soft look. For a bolder look, mix it with other brights such as canary and add some metallics. Coral can also brighten up a nature-inspired animal print ensemble.

Whether you call it orange, peach, tangerine, coral, or citrus, this bright hue belongs in your 2012 wardrobe! Jockey Person to Person® has all the stylish, comfortable, on-trend clothes and accessories (many in “tropical coral”) to keep you looking and feeling good all day long. To get started, browse my catalog online at or send me an email at