I Always Hated This Color—But These Outfits Changed My Mind

First things first, I’ve never been a “color” person. For me, it’s all-black or bust. So, you can imagine that I have strong feelings on any colorful trend. That said, I’ve actually been into a slew of vibrant looks over the years (yes, even Millennial Pink). But one hue I never thought I’d come around to? Orange.

We all remember the famous Legally Blonde line “Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.” Well, Elle Woods and I were on the same page—until fall 2018 happened. Perhaps it’s the rise of “ugly” trends (many of which I deem cool now, “dad” sneakers included), but I no longer have a visceral reaction to the bright color I always thought was red’s unflattering second cousin. I first started inching my way closer to the don’t-hate-orange pool over the summer as more and more fashion girls started stepping out in the hue as a forward-feeling statement. Well, as we’ve continued through fall and now into winter, it’s clear orange is here to stay. And I’m ready to hop on that train and take a fashion risk.

To further prove my point, I’m sharing the outfits I’m into on Instagram right now that feature orange items. I also took it a step further and shopped out the pieces worth trying if you too are ready to come over to the not-so-dark side.