Outrageously Orange Looks for Summer

Sidewalks are heating up this summer with super-saturated shades of orange.

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Sidewalks are heating up this summer with super-saturated shades of orange. At Milly by Michelle Smith, retro geometric-print blouses were styled with sassy cropped trousers and matching carry-all bags.
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For a quick pop of color, try layering a bright orange cardi like this one from Diane Von Furstenberg over breezy cotton separates.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs added an athletic appeal to his spring '12 collection with terrycloth skirts and sweatshirts rendered in outrageous orange shades.
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Punchy orange accessories like this oversize square tote brightened up Victoria Beckham's otherwise strictly minimal spring collection.
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Michael Kors' shibori-dyed maxi packs a beachy punch with a high halter neckline and fluttery, asymmetrical skirt.
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ALC's crisp silk shirt-dress is a classic summer pick, with easy button-down styling and a subtle slit at the leg. $795 at Barneys.
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Nanette Lepore's mega-bright florescent pieces—including this cheeky orange mini with contrasting pink banding—seemed to glow on the catwalk.
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Even the smallest of orange splashes can enliven a summer ensemble. At Alexander Wang, preppy crewneck knits were finished with chevron stripes in a bright orange hue.
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Pair Phillip Lim's cool cropped harem trousers with a breezy white tee and platform espadrilles for a funky, playful summer look. $148 at Phillip Lim.
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At Proenza Schouler, floral prints and zig-zaggy separates were paired with butter-soft leather pieces including a ladylike, knee-length skirt.
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Gucci's amber-orange cowlneck blouse added an elegant appeal to a floaty white pencil skirt.
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Thakoon's elegant sleeveless orange silk blouse is executed with a subtle jacquard texture, making it a perfect choice to amp up more casual summer garb for a dinner date or work function. $482 at LaGarconne.
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Bottega Veneta's sophisticated spring mini-dresses had a groovy '60s vibe rendered in swirling shades of orange and red and finished with complementing shades in tweed.
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Techie textures like the see-through plastic overlay on this boustier dress gave Dolce & Gabbana's spring collection a sleek, modern look.
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Chloe's long, ethereal silk sundresses were given a playful twist with panels of bright orange silk contrasted against creamy whites and ivories.
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