By Bonny Osterhage
We’ve got a fashion tidbit and it’s a juicy one! The Pantone Color Institute has christened Tangerine Tango the official color of 2012 — and with good reason! This hot hue energizes your eco fashion wardrobe in a way that no other color can. We are so crazy about this color that we have decided to devote our entire issue to all things eco friendly and orange.
Diane von Furstenberg “Blaire” Zip Silk Dress
A relaxed silhouette in a vibrant shade is the hallmark of this silky, sexy dress. The belt, snap collar and zip placket give it a sporty edge, while maintaining the sexy vibe. $425 at www.nordstrom.com.
Beth Springer Orange Clam Shell Clutch
Add some orange zest to your day or evening look with this clutch, made from plant dyed scrap leather. Small enough to fit in your hand, but large enough to hold your cell phone, keys, lipstick and even a few extras, it’s an accessory that perfectly marries function and fashion. $139 at www.ecoutrement.com.
Dolce Vita Anna Silk Button Front Blouse
We love the slightly boho design of this citrus silk blouse, with its rounded hem that drapes lower in the back. The drawstring waist, scoop neck and delicate buttons just add to the feminine charm. $198 at www.bloomingdales.com.
Such a fun color deserves a fun design, and this finger bling is just what we had in mind! A cluster of orange calcite briolette stones have been wrapped with gold filled wire to create this shimmering stunner that is hands down gorgeous. $123 at www.maxandchloe.com.
These fashion forward vegan shoes make a grand statement, with their bright, brushed tweed uppers, on trend hidden platform and faux wood, five-inch heels. Wear them when you want to make a grand entrance. An economical $39 at www.lulus.com.