Today is an absolutely gorgeous day weather wise in Los Angeles and the NASCAR race is in full swing at the Fontana Auto Club Speedway in Southern California. This is the kind of day when you just want to go outside and feel the sunshine and the enormous energy. As the NASCAR drivers rev their engines, you can rev your mood by selecting one color to wear that will lift your spirits and recharge your batteries: Orange!
I am in a fun, lighthearted mood today, so I am going to keep this post light and vibrant. For the past two months, I have been on an orange kick! Not the edible fruit type of orange, but in the fashion realm, the color orange has been turning my head. Be it orange lipstick, clothes, handbags or nail polish, putting some orange in your life is like inviting in beams of sunny days! Just last week I painted my toenails and my fingernails in a spectacular shade of orange, and every time I looked at my hands or my feet, I was reminded of how much I love the color orange!
In clothes, orange personifies power and confidence!
As determined from numerous color studies, orange affects us physically by stimulating activity, stimulating our appetites and encouraging our socialization. On the color hue, orange is a warm color, along with red and yellow. The color orange also causes more controversy than any other color, so wearers of orange are bold, fierce and self-determined. When you think of the color orange or you see the color orange, you rarely experience neutral feelings. Orange is one of the strongest colors where you either love it or you hate it!
Orange drums up intense emotion!
Not only is orange a power color, but it is a color of healing. Studies show that the color orange stimulates enthusiasm and creativity, and we all know that the clothes that we select to drape our fabulous bodies in are an extension of our personality. Throughout your day, even if you never speak a word, you will be telling people who visually see you adorned in orange that you are fiery, fun and generous!
Orange is associated with the warmth of the sun, and who doesn’t relish time spent in the soothing, marvelous sunshine? The dynamic color of orange brings out vitality and endurance!
Orange Fun Fact: Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, also known as Svadhisthana. The chakra is located beneath the naval, close to the genitals. Opening the chakra will free fertility and inherent creativity. The brow chakra stimulates sexuality and the emotions.
No one can deny the color orange its life giving splendor!
When it comes to your wardrobe, decorating yourself in the color orange, you may bring on loads of luck. Lady luck’s color is orange!
Put some orange into your life when you want to:
- Spice things up when you feel that time is dragging.
- Become more involved in something.
- Increase your creativity.
- Lighten up when stresses overwhelm you.
What is there not to like about the color orange?
Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock, can help you to balance your emotions. Also, two character traits associated with the color orange are thoughtfulness and sincerity.
Orange is a dynamite color to wear, for sure!
All three of these dresses shout absolutely darling!
With the pants below, you say Nancy, I don’t see any orange!
That is correct, you don’t see any orange in the pants. But these pants are just too cute and deserve a nod. Now, this is where your clothes creativity can come into play. Imagine these pants worn with a great, bright orange blouse (tucked in to show the classic style of the pants), black patent leather pumps on your feet, orange and gold dangling bracelets on your wrist, an orange and black choker and black or orange large earrings. This would make for one exquisite outfit. And your finishing touch could be carrying an orange and black box purse or shoulder strap bag. We just took one knock-out pair of pants and built a vogue, trendy fashion ensemble from head to toe. All with the help of the exuberant color orange!
Glamour girl gorgeousness!
I’ll bet that these orange slices look just as tempting and inviting as your orange garments! Refreshing and healthy, just like you feel when you are wrapped wonderfully in orange!
Orange – it does a body good!
One more benefit of the color orange: orange is associated with being fun loving, talkative and trendy. How fun is all of that? So stay stylish and trendy dressed in fabulous orange!
Nothing rhymes with orange, but nothing feels better than occasionally dazzling yourself to brilliance covered in alluring orange!
Orange you glad that you want to wear orange? You sure do wear it well!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her love of fashion into her writing. Visit Nancy on her author website at http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/style blog at http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author Facebook page Nancy Mangano.