How to Wear a Bright Orange Scarf Like Abbey Clancy

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Bright hues, in general, are intimidating to wear — especially for anyone who is color shy. Bright orange, in particular, can be a tough tint to figure out, especially if you’re not used to wearing it.

It’s very striking, and it really catches the eye. It also has a tendency to enhance your skin tone. That sounds wonderful to most of us, but for those who are dark-skinned and don’t want to appear darker for some reason, it’s best to avoid the color.

Of course, we think anything that accentuates your complexion is a keeper. Do you agree?

The following fringe-tipped scarf from Danish contemporary ready-to-wear fashion brand Ganni can be found at Nordstrom:

An orange scarf can be a versatile and stylish accessory that can add a pop of color to any outfitAn orange scarf can be a versatile and stylish accessory that can add a pop of color to any outfit

Wearing a bright orange scarf is one great way to try this pop of color because the dose is minimal. To be able to rock a piece and own it, you need to carefully select the items you’ll be wearing it with.

If you’re not too sure how to go about it, mixing the color with separates and accessories in achromatic hues (black, white) or neutrals (brown, grey, taupe, khaki, or beige) is the easiest way to go.

For those who are a little adventurous, you can also try combining bright orange with pastel hues like baby blue and light grey. This is a cue we’re taking from British catwalk and lingerie model Abbey Clancy.

The leggy beauty was spotted sporting the same mix while leaving her home in London. She wore her bright orange scarf with a light blue blazer and light grey trousers. The extra was detailed with pompoms too, which gave her look a playful touch:

Abbey Clancy wears a bright orange scarf while leaving her home in LondonAbbey Clancy wears a bright orange scarf while leaving her home in London on May 25, 2014 (Credit: WENN)

How do you like the combination Abbey put together? Doesn’t it look neat?

Pastels are easy on the eyes, so they help tone down an intense hue while accentuating it at the same time. Pastels are tinted, and they’re considered fashion colors. But because they are mild and subtle, they actually complement brights beautifully.

So will you follow Abbey and copy the combo she put together here? We say, why not?!

If you don’t have a pastel blue blazer, you can mix your bright orange scarf with a light-blue denim jacket instead. For the ladies who work, here’s an office-ready combo we put together that you can try with your tangerine-tinted neck warmer.

Halogen Taylor Stretch Cotton Blend Crop Pants and BCNU Frayed Tweed JacketHalogen Taylor Stretch Cotton Blend Crop Pants, $40 (was $69) / BCNU Frayed Tweed Jacket, $58

If you don’t have the scarf to achieve Abbey’s look, try this whispy throw from Michael Stars. It has the perfect burst of fruity orange to it, and it only costs an easy $38:

Michael Stars Cool Breeze Woven ScarfMichael Stars Cool Breeze Woven Scarf, $42

Now, if you’re the bold and brave type and would like to know how to blend your bright orange scarf with equally bright separates, that one will require a whole different post, so tune in and wait for it.

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