Orange + Grey for a Rainy Day | Thriftanista in the City

4.20.2015

Orange + Grey for a Rainy Day

When I found this orange skirt last year during my Atlanta thrift haul, I had no idea that I would actually be living here. Funny how life works. The skirt had a huge, sporty pocket on the front that I removed immediately and made it more functional in my closet. If you haven't noticed, I don't really have an athletic side.

orange and grey outfit for spring


I bought the skirt for its cotton fabric and the structured, clean lines. I liked the little mermaid detail too. It can be dressed up or down and somewhere in the middle which is how I wore it Sunday. It's easy and comfortable. My only complaint is that I had to iron it and then as I moved through the rain and humidity of the day it wrinkled up all around me.

casual outfit for stay at home moms

Grey is my favorite companion to orange. Black is too Halloween for me. White works but it's very basic. Grey is best and I absolutely love this grey tee. I don't know what J. Crew did but something is different about the cut and it's very flattering considering it's just a simple t-shirt.

what colors look good with orange

I wore flat sandals much of the day but I got tired of hiking the skirt up to avoid puddles. I rediscovered my summer sandal collection and grabbed wedges with a little bit of platform to give me some height and keep my toes dry.

wooden earrings from Kenya

As I kept to standard issue grey and orange, I felt good about unleashing lots of color in my jewelry -- some of my trinkets from Kenya. The colorful leather friendship bracelets and wooden earrings add that extra perk to this rainy day mom casual look.

casual outfit with maxi skirt and tee

What colors do you wear with orange?

THRIFT J. Crew tee - orange maxi skirt - wedge sandals MAASAI MARKET handmade jewelry

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10 comments

Anonymous said...

Very pretty orange and I like the idea of pairing it with gray. I agree that black is too Halloween-y.

Zadry Ferrer-Geddes said...

You look gorgeous and that skirt was a great find. I just realized I don't have anything orange in my closet-- I need to remedy that. And I like that you paired it with gray and added pops of color with your accessories. #BLMGirl

Kasi said...

Love this whole look, you're rocking it! The grey and orange look great together! I also like wearing blue and tan with orange.

cami konecky said...

You're my new girl crush! Love love LOVE your style; both in fashion AND writing. I'm inspired.

Ashleigh said...

I seriously love that skirt so much! And V looks on point as well. She's getting so big!
-aSh
www.stylizedwannabe.com

Sevi {Ware is the Vodka?!?} said...

Your hair, this outfit, everything is amazing! I love that skirt and you styled it so well. Stopping by from Valery Brennan's Thursday Threads!

Shon said...

Love! Orange is my color in any season and I typically wear it as a pop of color.

Sydney Fashion Hunter said...

Love the earrings! I found your blog through Valery Brennan. I host a link up every Wednesday (still live) so stop by if you get a chance :)

http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

My Kurves said...

Love this orange skirt on you and it is my fave color.

Valery said...

Thanks so much for linking up last week! I'm totally with you - grey is definitely the best companion to orange. I love that you took the pocket off this skirt to make it fit your style!

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