Have you been bing watching Orange Is The New Black? The second season was released just in time for summer vacation bing watching… can you say staycation!? I may not be wearing an orange jumpsuit but this orange maxi is the next best thing! Orange is having a major moment in the world of Alicia (as seen here). I’ve replaced my go-to black pieces with this bright cheery color. Its the perfect bright summer color that looks great on almost anyone and look really good with a tan and gold accents! Instead of a standard black maxi go with an orange maxi! I picked up this dress for $5… yes $5! at H&M. It was a little shapeless but I knew it would be perfect for accessorizing. It also is short enough to wear with flats! When you’re only 5′ that’s a big deal because sometimes a maxi and flats is just a functional, must-have type of outfit.
I had these linen and orange leather trimmed flats from Brooks Brothers that really added a little luxe to an otherwise thrifty maxi. To also luxe up the look shiny gold sunglasses, jewelry and belt! The gilded accents really play off the warm coloring of orange and make this look chic for summer.
The straight lines of this dress really does not help a curvy figure. One of the biggest appeals of maxi dresses are their lengthening and slimming effect. A straight cut like this one on a curvy figure does the opposite by tenting out and making me appear bigger than I am. That’s when a belt becomes your best friend! Just adding a slim metallic wrap belt like this mark. Cross Over Belt completely transforms the look and makes it way more flattering. Tie it all together with a gold cuff from Buckle and my Avon Signature Watch and I’ve got a easy summer look thats both functional and flattering.
An easy summer outfit needs easy summer makeup. Let the freckles shine through by only adding a touch of concealer, bronzer on cheeks (mark. Island Beauty Pallet, reviewed here.) and a swipe of metallic blue liquid liner (mark. On The Edge Eyeliner in Blue Chrome) with a killer voluminous mascara (Avon Aero Volume Mascara). A little mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter on my lips and I’m good to go! You can get the look at my eBoutique: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Make orange your new black this summer! It looks especially oh so summery with gold accents, metallic blue liner and freckles. What orange pieces are you looking to add or already love?