Vision Monday


Orange is the New Black

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM
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Who: The combination of red and yellow, Lupita Nyong’o at the 2017 Met Gala, Kel’s favorite drink from Nickelodeon’s “Keenan and Kel” show, the cast of “Orange Is the New Black,” carrots and Florida oranges.

What: Greenery might be the color of the year, and Millennial Pink is surely having a moment, but orange is no longer being relegated to the Fall season and is popping up in many Spring and Summer styles. From bright shades and fiery hues to soft tones, it’s certainly a 50 shades of orange moment.

Wear: (clockwise top left) OGI Eyewear frame style 9111 in Tuscan Sunset features a fiery red/orange hue infused with touches of gold glitter on the front and temple tips. This acetate and metal frame in a slight cat eye silhouette exudes a playful look. Modo’s Derek Lam optical model 284 highlights a refined sense of style with a pop of fun showcasing a rounded silhouette with an orange genuine leather wrap around the rims of the lenses. Combined with its 18K gold plating throughout the temples, nose pads and bridge, the pop of orange adds an extra element to this sophisticated frame. WestGroupe’s Fysh UK frame 3573 in Orange Cider is a darker hue of orange coupled with red tones. This metal frame shows etched accents on the upper corners of the front bleeding over onto the upper temple. This style presents a more subtle color option than a brighter orange. Neubau’s Dani frame crafted with natural PX is a highly wearable rounded shape. The bold orange shade makes this frame a stand out accessory, dubbing it both eco-friendly and stylish. Xavier Garcia Barcelona’s Bomba sun style channels the warmth of the summer months with its blending of oranges and reds in this round acetate frame. Blackfin’s very light titanium Lincoln optical frame changes things up a bit with its use of color. Featuring a dark front, the bright shade of orange pops once the frame is viewed from the inside, giving the wearer a subtle edge.

Why: Whether you’re stepping out of your comfort zone with a bright, vibrant orange tone or keeping it a little more subtle with a darker variation of this color, there’s no doubt that orange is trending for the upcoming months. Take a chance by adding a pop to any look with this unlikely color option—there’s bound to be a shade suitable for any wearer.
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