Fall 2013 Maternity Fashion: Let’s Talk About Koi

If you’re a nerd like me, you’ve seen Pantone’s color forecast for Fall 2013.

If you haven’t unlocked ultimate nerd status by looking it up, I gotcha covered.

Pantone Color Forecast for Fall 2012
Pantone Color Forecast for Fall 2012
We love orange with neutrals like this one from Design-Seeds
We love orange with neutrals like this combo from Design-Seeds

Orange has gained popularity in recent years (Tangerine Tango was the color of the year last year) which is great because it’s bright, sunny, rich and autumnal all at once.

So, since it’s August, and that’s only one step away from everything pumpkin spice, let’s talk about the do’s and don’t of wearing Koi.

Do: Use orange to spice up neutrals; we love koi with steel, navy, nude & brown.

Don’t: be afraid to wear orange if you can’t wear it next to your face. Break it up with a chunky brown necklace or tone it down with a neutral cardigan.

Do: wear it to your baby shower! Not that you must wear blue or pink, but orange makes a fun, gender neutral color to wear to your shower which is especially fun if you’re not finding out.

Try grey and orange for an alternative if you're tired of browns.
Try grey and orange for an alternative if you’re tired of browns.

Don’t: shy away from wearing it in the winter.  True, orange is synonymous with fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s hands off after November. Ward off the dreary days of January and wear a splash of orange with dark denim and a grey cardigan (you can even wear those basic black flats you’ve been living in).

Do: tread carefully when pairing with black lest we look like a pumpkin on Halloween.  If you’re unsure, skip the black, not the orange.

Do: Try orange instead of red. I love red, don’t get me wrong, but koi makes a great statement in an unpredictable way.

One of the great things about your maternity wardrobe is that it gives you a chance to try out a few new trends and wear some things you don’t normally wear (after all, unless you’re a Duggar, you’re not typically pregnant). So even if orange isn’t in your safe-zone – stop in and give it a try!

We've got our three models wearing orange in 3 different ways.
Left to Right: Orange paired with chocolate brown, black and navy.

Is anyone else planning on giving Koi a try this winter? What is your favorite thing to pair with orange?

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