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What Do You Wear With an Orange Camisole?

by Jennifer Blair

Camisoles are a wardrobe essential that can come in handy for a variety of outfits. When you choose a cami in a bold color like orange, finding the right items to pair with it may seem like a challenge. But an orange camisole can still be fairly versatile, especially when you wear it with neutral or muted shades. Pick a few key pieces and let the orange serve as a fun pop of color in an otherwise understated look.

Cover Up

Camisoles are ideal for providing a little extra modesty when you’re wearing a low-cut scoop or V-neck top. An orange cami is an especially striking option under a low-cut top since it doesn’t just cover up; it can add a bright pop of color to an otherwise drab outfit. At the office, wear your orange camisole under a chocolate brown sweater with a deep V-neck and a matching pencil skirt. If you want a bold look, pair the cami with a navy or blue-gray wrap dress. You can also sport your camisole under a tan cowl-neck top that drapes low, or double up with a tank in a soft peach color for a monochromatic summer outfit.

Dress Up a Blazer

Wear a silky or lacy orange camisole with a fitted blazer for an easy, stylish look. However, avoid a traditional black blazer with your orange cami or you'll look like you’re dressed up for Halloween. Instead, choose a dark brown or charcoal blazer to keep the vibe chic and modern. Pair the blazer and camisole with dark-wash jeans and heels in a similar color to the blazer. Add a bold statement necklace with some orange stones or beads to tie the whole ensemble together. During the day, try your orange camisole with a corduroy blazer, denim skirt and ballet flats for a more casual look.

Go Sheer

Camisoles also work well to preserve modesty when you’re wearing a sexy sheer blouse. Layering one over an orange cami creates a fun look since the bold color gives your outfit a little more personality. The sheer blouse can also tone down the orange if you feel a little self-conscious in your bright camisole. Wear a sheer white fitted blouse over your cami, tuck the blouse and camisole into a pair of navy cigarette pants and add neutral strappy heels and a thick gold chain necklace for a chic, sultry outfit. You can also top your cami with a sheer patterned blouse that features orange and a few other colors for a coordinated look.

Skirt the Issue

When the weather’s warm, you may want to wear your orange camisole all on its own. Rock it with a white swing skirt ora navy-and-white striped maxi skirt, and add a pair of tan wedges and a denim vest for a causal summer look. When the weather’s cooler, opt for a corduroy skirt and layer a cardigan over it. If you want to wear your camisole in the evening, pair it with a satin pencil skirt in chocolate or navy and matching stiletto heels. Add a light silk scarf with orange accents to tie the whole look together.

About the Author

Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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