Orange is the new Black | BCBG Max Azria

Can you believe it's December already? I mean, how on earth does time fly so quickly? In my mind, I am still stuck somewhere towards the end of 2014, a time when I got back to working on Diary of a Dancebee from scratch and shifted my entire focus on revamping this baby. But as they say, we have to keep moving ahead with time and welcome every surprise that life throws at us. Speaking of December, the big fat party and festive is already here (In India, the festive season lasts all year long, to be honest) and I am quite sure most of you have already started imagining their Christmas or NYE night outfits (or perhaps, some of you have a particular outfit in mind already). Once again, most of you reading this post will stick to the good ol' little black dress or a 'shiny disco ball' outfit. But, what if I told you that Orange is the new Black this season? Yes, you read that right (and no, I am not talking about the show).

While we all associate the colour Orange with bright sunny days (read: Spring), this happy colour is fast becoming a favourite and got a makeover to suit the Fall / Winter trends for this year. Pantone had already predicted the rise and rise of Orange as a dominant F/W colour this year and we saw several designers at the New York Fashion Week adding a pop of orange in their creations. While the warmer hues like rust, terracotta, amber, spice among others are most preferred, a mix of warm and cool hues can also be tried. Shades like Melon orange, Creamsicle orange or even Tangerine are good to experiment with this season. Also, I personally believe that various shades under the Orange family are versatile, so there is something for everyone.

Things to keep in mind before opting for an Orange outfit: Avoid pairing Orange with Black, Do not clash a shade of orange on orange (unless you want to look like an Orange) and avoid too much bling, heavy accessories on a darker hue of orange.

I couldn't take my eyes off this simple yet stylish BCBG Cape Kimono Dress, which is perfect for the festive season. The colour is not too bright nor warm, and is glamorous enough for any occasion. Personally, I like to keep it simple. But since it's the festive season, a dash of bling never hurt anyone and my dose of bling in this outfit comes from the hot pink pair of diamond studded block heels from Steve Madden. They are chunky, perfect for any glam event and super comfortable. Keep it minimal with less accessories, with perhaps just a bracelet or watch. Again, make up cannot be too bold. Go for earthy or nude tones. Here, I decided to keep it simple with just bold lips and soft, naturally wavy hair.

Outfit Details
Dress: Brittni Cape Kimono Dress - BCBG Max Azria (RIL brands)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Watch: Swatch

Make Up: Lakme India
Photography: Team Dancebee
Venue: St.Regis (Mumbai)

So, what's your take on going Orange this festive season? Join the conversation on Twitter at @priyaadivarekar with the hashtag #BonChicLife

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Priya Adivarekar

Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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