How to Wear Red With Orange in Autumn/Winter #iwillwearwhatilike

How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

I think wearing my bright orange brogues last week put me in a red/orange frame of mind this weekend.

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And as a result, for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike, I bring you A LOT of orange, a fair amount of red, some snakeskin print and a bit of “what was I thinking?” green.

 

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To explain…

I think this season my new obsession is with boldly-coloured trouser suits. I already have a patterned pyjama trouser suit, an emerald green trouser suit and a pale pink trouser suit. It seemed only natural that in my orange-obsessed world I move onto an orange trouser suit, don’t you think?

(I also have a red corduroy trouser suit, the blazer of which I’m wearing here. I bought it last year and could only get my usual size in the trousers – I couldn’t fit in them at the time so “put them away” till I’d got fitter. Now I’ve gone down a dress size and want to wear them, I can’t find them, can I?! The hunt continues…)

How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

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What I’ll be adding to my collection very soon is an orange trouser suit, but I only have half of it so far. I was gifted the trousers* by JD Williams but they couldn’t get me the blazer, so I ordered it myself on a lead time of several weeks. Hopefully I’ll have it in time for Christmas.

In the meantime, I created an orange suit of sorts but decided to add red. Luckily orange is my no.1 favourite colour so it wasn’t hard to colour match a sweater to the orange trousers*, then for some serious warm-colour punch I added the red cord blazer and my old red leather tote.

Accessories: Lots of gold jewellery (the best colour choice for red and orange). Snakeskin print boots that I’ve worn loads – they are this week’s “5 ways to wear” choice (scroll down to see more outfits that feature the boots).

And finally – a green headband. I think I was having a funny five minutes, because I actually meant to wear the red headband I have. I tried different colour headbands with this outfit, decided on red, and somehow the green one stayed on my head. I didn’t even notice in the hallway mirror before we left the house. It’s not really a biggie but it just ANNOYS me that I wore the wrong one…!

Are you into the whole ‘one bold colour’ trouser suit thing? Have I convinced you to try two bold colours together? Tell me in the comments…!

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How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
How to Wear Red With Orange: red corduroy blazer, orange sweater, orange tailored trousers, snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Jacket: Topshop (similar)
Sweater: Mango
Trousers: JD Williams*
Boots: Mango (similar)
Bag: Brenda Macleod (similar)
Headband: Asos
Earrings: Asos
Necklaces: & Other Stories (similar) / & Other Stories (similar) / notonthehighstreet.com

 

OTHER SNAKESKIN PRINT BOOTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:

 

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5 ways to wear snakeskin print boots…

Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my snakeskin print boots so you can see the different ways they can be styled:

5 Ways to Wear Snakeskin Boots in Autumn/Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

Original posts: Top middle / Top right / Bottom middle / Bottom right

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5 Ways to Wear Snakeskin Boots in Autumn/Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

 

 

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44 Comments

  1. Jo
    November 22, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    Wow! You look Fabulous in this orange outfit. I am crazy about this orange combination.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks Jo – it goes without saying I’m crazy about orange too…! 😉

  2. November 20, 2019 / 11:36 am

    I’m going to be honest here and say that if I saw someone wearing this in the street, I’d probably do a double-take. However, I’m really, really coming round to it! As a youngster, I always hated red and orange, and red and pink together but these days I’m starting to see it in a new light! I think you look fab and I did chuckle with your comments about wearing the wrong headband!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Hehe I think you can guess that I love red and pink too, Suzy…!! Thanks hon x

  3. November 20, 2019 / 8:31 am

    Aren’t these just the best colours together! I had orange and pink in a stripy two piece twenty odd years ago – it was from Wallis I think. Nice one Catherine. Jacqui x

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 6:49 pm

      Well orange and pink just so happen to be my blog colours, Jacqui – so that two piece sounds AMAZING!! Thanks sweetie x

  4. November 20, 2019 / 7:04 am

    This red and orange outfit is INTENSE, Catherine…but in the best possible way. WOW!! I am always in awe of the way you carry off eye-popping colour combos, and this pseudo-suit might just be my favourite yet! Those snake patterned boots are the perfect pick for complimenting (not competing with) all that colour; and as far as your “accidental” choice of a green headband goes? I see no accident here…just a genius finishing touch!! XO Monika

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      Aww thanks lovely Monika – who *doesn’t* want to see all this orange and red, eh…?!! hehe 😉

  5. November 20, 2019 / 5:44 am

    When I was younger, I had a skirt that was bright pink on top with bright orange pleats on the bottom. This outfit reminds me of that skirt, which I loved (and wonder whatever happened to it)!
    Cheryl Shops

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      Wowsers that skirt sounds incredible, Cheryl – my kind outfit (as my blog colours attest)!! x

  6. Sherilyn Dougherty
    November 20, 2019 / 12:32 am

    you look amazing! You totally rock this outfit!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      aww thanks Sherilyn x

  7. November 19, 2019 / 11:40 pm

    Catherine if ever an outfit had your name on it this would be it. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    I love these glorious brights together but the closest I get to wearing them is on the ski slopes. For some reason I have no fear of all reds, oranges and hot pinks in one outfit whooshing down a white mountain LOL!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      At least you’ll be seen when you’re zooming towards people, MT!! lol 😀

      Thank you my lovely x

  8. November 19, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    Love these bold colors, what a beautiful corduroy jacket and loving the way you layered the necklaces!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you Ellibelle, can’t help myself with the necklaces at the moment!! x

  9. November 19, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    All of these colours are so masterfully put together, and SO YOU!!!!! I love it all, as usual. I hope your trousers turn up, lol!! xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      So do I, Lisa – must start the hunt again!! Thank you hon xx

  10. November 19, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    you are just a natural vintage beauty! i always feel sad when our stateside Halloween and Thanksgiving are over…it feels compulsory to put away the orange!…but you give me hope to wear it in the winter! loving it paired with snakeskin booties!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:39 pm

      Aww bless you Eva, thank you!! I never need an excuse to wear orange, I wear it ALL year round 😉

  11. November 19, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    This color combination is so beautiful!!

    xx, Elise

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:40 pm

      thank you lovely Elise x

  12. November 19, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    I like the green head band with this outfit. I’m sure the red one would be pretty too, but this is a great look. Orange is one of my favorite colors too. I wouldn’t have thought of pairing it with red (I always like to pair red with dark colors – navy or black), but I may have to reconsider. What a fun, vibrant outfit!

    Michelle

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:40 pm

      Seems like it was a happy accident, Michelle – but OH! how I preferred the red one I had originally chosen! Thank you so much 🙂

  13. Kathy Luff
    November 19, 2019 / 5:37 pm

    The green headband is perfect! As it’s the complementary colour to red it really pops. I think that this ‘mistake’ was completely fortuitous and looks amazing.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:41 pm

      Oh Kathy thank you so much 😉 xx

  14. November 19, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    You are a ray of sunshine in this fall/winter season. I love seeing your outfit pairings!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:41 pm

      Aww thank you Mireille!! x

  15. November 19, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    Red and Orange!
    A delight for the eyes :o)
    I love your little details… the snakey boots, the headband, that texture in the jacket.
    Winning look!!
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks so much Samantha – however YOU are the expert for sure when it comes to bold colour and texture like this!!

  16. November 19, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    I’m all excited over this outfit! What a fantastic color combination. And those trousers fit you like a glove!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Aww thanks Nancy – it was a relief that my regular size fitted me! x

  17. Sue Dunlop
    November 19, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    I wanted to let you know that I have been really enjoying the outfit posts lately. You have such a unique way of putting outfits together. Thank you and keep ’em coming!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Oh bless you lovely Sue, thank you!! And I will, don’t worry! x

  18. November 19, 2019 / 4:11 pm

    What a fun outfit. I really like that red cord blazer. The blazer will be great for casual holiday events.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Julie – yes I’m so glad I got it, just need to wear it more often! x

  19. November 19, 2019 / 4:01 pm

    Oh, my style lovin’ sister! I must emulate this look! I love, love, love orange and red together–I don’t own enough red! And…was on the fence about getting snakeskin booties…!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks Kimberly – hopefully you’re not on the fence anymore… being that neutral brown colour they go with just about everything!!

  20. November 19, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    loving the jacket. I want one! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      thanks Laurie – I think the red would really suit you…!

  21. November 19, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    You look so vibrant Catherine and I absolutely love your hair like this. I’m laughing at you for not realising you had a green headband on!!!! Your mind must have been on other things! And, wow. Those boots xxxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      Hehe thanks Liz – as you would say, I’m such a dufus!! 😀

  22. November 19, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    Catherine, this outfit seriously just gave me life today! I love these colors together and the green headband worked out beautifully even if it was by accident. I never would have thought to pair these colors together mostly because I don’t wear much orange, but now I kind of want some orange to pair with red! Brilliant, my friend.

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 26, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      Aww Shelbee thank you, I like it when my outfits give life, hehe 😉 (can’t really avoid it with those colours!!) xx

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