Tall Tangerine Tango

Do you know what the Pantone Color Institute is?  Well if you do, you are way smarter than I was a few weeks ago.  It was then that I discovered who they are and their forecasted color of 2012– Tangerine Tango.  It’s funny; once I heard that, I saw the color (or some variation of it) everywhere.  I can’t tell if Pantone says it, and then it becomes so, or if Pantone truly predicts it!  In any case, I love orange whether it’s the deep hue of tangerine or the softer coral version.  In fact, years ago, I tried to convince my husband to let me paint a room in our home orange but he said he didn’t want our house to resemble a ‘fun house.’ I guess I can’t blame him.  Well at least wearing orange is a lot safer than living in it!

As tall women it can be difficult to embrace trends as soon as they surface.  I suppose you can’t blame retailers for not catering to such a niche market but sometimes it stinks doesn’t it?!  The great thing about being a woman though?  We can accessorize!  And lucky for us, accessories don’t need to come in “tall.”  They are also the safest way to infuse color into your ensemble without inadvertently looking clown-ish.  (And isn’t that the fear?)

If you’re not sure how to incorporate color into your look, I wrote about it here.  Without further ado: A handful of my favorite orange–ahem– tangerine tango accessories…

tangerine tango accessories for tall women

Ugg Fluffie in Koi

Swing Colorblock Shoulder Bag in Coral

Kate Spade Dotz Bib Necklace

Kate Spade Gumdrop Stud Earrings

Timex Originals Camper Watch

Elie Tahari Celeste Espadrille in Orange

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