After yellow and green, it’s now orange that’s becoming the color of the season. And not just any old orange but the chicest hue of all: the burnt kind, specifically Pantone's 16-1448 TCX. After a summer of earthy tones, we’re now moving onto brown’s more vibrant sister, and it’s proving to be the perfect autumn wardrobe update.
First seen in collections of the likes of Chloé, Jacquemus, and Acne Studios, influencers took it to the street over fashion week (this Joseph knit has already reached staple status). From there, burnt orange slowly trickled down onto everyone’s social media feeds and into the shops. From party-worthy slip dresses to cozy knits, this might be the most versatile shade of orange yet.
For those slightly color-shy, burnt orange is not quite as scary as its other color-trend predecessors. Fun but chic, this hue looks good on everyone. Easily pared back with fresh whites or denim, it also complements any other earthy tones you might still have in your closet. And if you’re not quite ready to commit all the way, there are plenty of bag and shoe options to try.
To bridge the gap between runway and real-time dressing, keep scrolling for 20 ways to wear autumn’s new It color.