Translating the Trends for Spring 2017: Orange You Glad It’s Spring?

Posted on April 21, 2017

Kittens, isn’t it time you became your own little ray of sunshine? The runways for spring 2017 were loaded down with bold and brilliant colors. Most of them were the usual pinks and blues of the seasons, but for 2017, a whole lot of designers were feeling that tangerine dream:


Akris | Alexis Mabille | Armani Privé | Balenciaga | Balmain
Barbara Bui | Bottega Veneta \ Carven | Céline | Christian Siriano
Custo Barcelona | Delpozo | DKNY | Elisabetta Franchi | Giambattista Valli
Givenchy | Gucci | Jean Paul Gaultier | Jenny Packham | Jil Sander
Lacoste | Lela Rose | Marc Jacobs | Max Mara | Miu Miu
Mulberry | Narciso Rodriguez | Nicole Miller | Paul Smith | Prabal Gurung
Sally LaPointe | Tadashi Shoji | Temperley London | Thom Browne | Tibi
Tory Burch | Victoria Beckham | Vivienne Tam | Vivienne Westwood | Zac Posen


So if you’re feeling the need to freshen up your spring and summer options this year, the good news is that one of the hottest colors of the season will also get you all the way through to late fall, if you buy with an eye for long-term usage. As you can see from the collage above, while there was a little bit of dabbling in prints, most of the orange on the runway tended to be bold solids, which Lorenzo took as his starting point for this bout of personal shopping. But don’t fret, print-cess, there are plenty of options – in orange, even – for bright and colorful prints in our T3 posts about florals, stripes and gingham for spring.

If you’ve been on this trip with us before, then you know exactly where the first step is:




Of course the Tory Burch and striped Kors dresses stand out in this sea of solids. By all means, go for the print if the bold simplicity of a solid isn’t doing it for you. But among that sea of clementine frocks, Lo’s faves include most of the ASOS and TopShop options, because they both make good resources for simple, basic dresses. The Malandrino and Moschino options have some sass to them too.

And as always, if you’re not necessarily feeling the commitment to a dress, Lorenzo lined up a truckload of:





This is where the cuteness is. Some of those tops are really fun. And bright orange pants for spring is starting to sound like a thing that just makes good sense, the more we think about it. Once again, Tory Burch and Michael Kors know where it’s at, but Lorenzo’s also digging the Banana Republic and Calvin Klein pants and the ASOS jumpsuits.

But if that’s entirely too much Vitamin D for your tastes, perhaps you’d like only a shot of orange rather than a whole bowl of them.




The Kate Spade line with the oranges is crazy cute, as are all the orange sneakers and canvas shoes. Lo is really feeling those Kors wedges, along with the Troy Burch sandals, the CK thongs, and the Uniqlo umbrella.

So, kittens, feel like making your own sunshine this spring?


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