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August Heartbreak Hue: Orange

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Inspiration: Golden Arizona sunsets. 
sunset
 
Why we love this luscious hue: I’ve always associated August with thoughts of summer coming to an end. I guess I could say the same thing about the color orange, too: the changing of the leaves as autumn rolls in, Halloween and Thanksgiving… it definitely makes sense. But as I was admiring the beautiful sunset one evening, I realized that even in the middle of August, I still had more than an entire month until fall came around. So if August didn’t have to remind me of summer coming to an end… neither did orange.
 
This month I’m all about the flirty, more vibrant shades of this rich, warm hue that you can find right in your local grocer! That's right, I’m talking about peach, mango, apricot and tangerine.
 
Just think of how easy it will be to transition into your fall wardrobe! Follow the spectrum down into shades of terra cotta, amber, rust and tenné and your fashion sense wont skip a single beat. Another plus: This color crush goes hand in hand with gold accessories. I’m in heaven.
 
Here are some of my favorite wardrobe staples to spruce up your style through the end of summer:
 
Peach
Jarlo Striped Maxi Dress Peach, Green, Coral Color Block - $91.13
peach dress
Soft pleats and delicate chiffon give this maxi dress the perfect shape for a summer stroll around town. Let your hair down au natural and use a light pink lip gloss for a fresher look, or try a slicked back pony and a more bold lip for an eye catching get up. Also, maxi’s go great with flats or wedges so pick your pair and hit the town!
 
Mango
Woodleigh Marisol Mesh Back Mini Dress - $118.00
mango dress
Ombré isn’t just for your hair anymore ladies. My inspiration for this dress was less the actual color of mango, but more so the natural, ombré-esque color fading of the fruit itself. The crochet back makes me love this for a swimsuit cover up, but don’t let that hold you back from rocking this mini high-low hemline all around town.
 
Apricot
Free People Open Shoulder Maxi Dress - $108.00
apricot dress
100% cotton. 100% comfy. 100% in love with this dress. The neckline is adjustable to give you as much, or as little, coverage as desired. Also can we admire the exposed shoulder? I’m buying this right now. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Just grab your go-to flats, bag and bangles (this color literally goes with just about anything) and you’re out the door.
 
Tangerine
Lovers + Friends “Love Potion” Chiffon Racerback Tank Dress - $148.00
tangerine dress
What’s more fun and flirty than this asymmetrical hemline? Daytime look: pair this dress with a neutral sandal, gold bangles and a chic boho bag. Throw your hair into a messy bun and slap on some oversized shades and you’re ready for brunch with the girls. Nighttime look: Pair with matching pumps (like the ones seen above), a gold clutch and subtle accessories and take this look from day to date night.