Friday, 22 June 2012

Burnt orange...

Burnt orange is not really a colour I associate with summer, for me it always conjures up images of log fires and crunchy leaves (what can I say, I'm an Autumn girl at heart!) but this cropped jacket has been perfect for covering up at work recently. I last wore this skirt here and I can't believe how time has flown, so many things have changed since that post!

Jacket:H&M, top: Reiss via charity shop, belt: Primark, skirt: Laura Ashley, shoes: ASDA
The shape and length of this skirt is perfect for work, especially when its warm outside. These photos were taken around 5.45am on Wednesday morning and the temperature went to a rather muggy 23 °C so I was glad of my bare legs and sleeveless blouse! 


I picked this Reiss top up in a local charity shop as I loved the blush pink colour and the ruffles down the front but I was never sure what to wear it. The best part though was the fact it was the grand total of £5! It is fairly long in the body but the colour matched perfectly with this skirt and the neckline was high enough to be 'office appropriate'. I love the fact that it is lined as well, so many shops don't do this and I really wish they would! 


Quite by accident, I had bought this skinny belt in a pack of three from Primark recently (for 50p!) and the orange matched perfectly, never a given, especially if you try and match colours between shops! 


What do you wear to work when it is warm? Do you associate particular colours with seasons? 
 
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16 comments

Eve Maria said...

Love this outfit, especially the skirt!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love this outfit, you look gorgeous! I just bought a burnt orange top from Primark and have been trying to work out how I can wear it over summer, in fact I had kind of resigned myself to the fact I wouldn't be able to wear it till autumn, but you've managed to make this look really summery. I'll have to try it out with a summery patterned skirt and see if that helps.

Have a great weekend Maria xo

Sherin said...

Burnt orange is my favourite colour of the season. That jacket is perfect! And love skirt.

LilyLipstick said...

I love this jacket, such a lovely colour. x

Gem said...

£5?! bargain :)I wear a lot of black all year round but blues in the summer and red in winter, don't know why x

daisychain said...

That skirt is a stunner <3

Becca said...

Beautiful Maria! I love the colour of your jacket :) x

Gillian said...

That jacket is such a gorgeous colour. I usually associate burnt orange with autumn too, but it looks lovely in this summery outfit!

Gillian x
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Emily said...

I usually steer clear of matching colours but the jacket and belt look so smart together! Lovely outfit :)

yiqin; said...

that jacket is amazing

Lizzy Lips said...

Really classy outfit as always Maria, and I don't think the burnt orange is too Autumnal at all. I'm sure that jacket will take you seamlessly from Summer to Fall.

Harriet said...

I love the way you've matched the jacket, belt and trim on the skirt - I get way too over excited when I discover things that coordinate exactly!

My office has mega aircon, so I am usually dressing for the arctic all year round!

Winnie said...

I love the colour of that jacket and how you've matched it with the skinny belt! You look so chic :D

Sara Louise said...

that orange colour is perfect for you x

Amy said...

That jacket is gorgeous. Love!


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Law said...

Got to love a bargain, the colour of that jacket is lush! It can be so hard because you want to look smart and at the same time not sweat to death. I think this is such a cute outfit. Love it x

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