Knock knock. Who's there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock. Who's there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock. Ugh who's there?! Orange. Orange who? ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN'T SAY BANANA?! This Spring orange is trending way harder than this knock knock joke. Orange isn't easy. I actually used to despise this color, as it conjured up images of garish sports jerseys and tropical fruit. I thought it was awful and went with nothing. Orange and black? Halloween costume. Orange and blue? The unfortunate colors of my university. After all of my bad experiences with orange, I was shocked when I started craving it. You know how it goes, a new season comes along and suddenly you have all these new sartorial needs you never knew you had before. Like in 2005 when all I could think about were the embroidered pocket True Religions. Or in 2008 when my head rarely was without a pirate style scarf. And now it seems that orange has seeped into the collective drinking water for the fashion folk and it suddenly goes with everything! Wondering what the official orange of the season really looks like? There are a million different shades but the winner for now is Pantone's Tangerine Tango, a strong orange base with a touch of coral. [caption id="attachment_8326" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Pantone's Tangerine Tango"][/caption] So from a monochromatic get up to subtle floral detailing on a handbag, orange is sneaking into your wardrobe ready or not! Michael Kors got the memo while designing his Katniss Everdeen style huntress collection for Spring 2012. He featured the color and many darker incarnations of it, presenting it almost as a neutral. The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection went the monochromatic route as well, creating a striking bright orange suit. Hermes paired a darker, brown toned orange with a punch of vibrant light orange to create the laid back look below. And Rick Owens? Well he stepped away from black momentarily to show this deep rusty orange knot front dress in his runway collection. [caption id="attachment_8333" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="Michael Kors Spring 12 collection"][/caption] The color invaded accessories as well. Reed Krakoff and Bottega Veneta went full on monochromatic with these structured options. Jimmy Choo added some orange accents into his classic python tote. Miu Miu released some rusty wallets and other leather goods. Tory Burch, in a twist on their signature weave effect tote, used an orange base this season. Theysken's Theory added orange piping to their mini hand bags and Chloe used orange's softer cousin on their Paraty leather bag. Jewelry is hopping on the bandwagon too -- Oscar de la Renta premiered some orange and pink stone drop earrings, and Tarina Tarantino went all out with the orange + pink theme. [caption id="attachment_8334" align="aligncenter" width="299" caption="Jimmy Choo available at Net a Porter"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8330" align="aligncenter" width="303" caption="Oscar de la Renta earrings at Net a Porter"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8331" align="aligncenter" width="304" caption="Tory Burch available at Net a Porter"][/caption] Out of all of this though, orange makeup is the most surprising. An orangey bronze with nude lips and a simple eye? Sounds so good! It's all about a thick brow and some orange eye shadow on the runways of House of Holland, Hakaan and Elie Saab among others. And hey if you aren't in the market for couture, you can always pick up a bright matte nail polish to showcase the trend. Sephora, Le Métier De Beauté and CND have all jumped on board. We at Miista picked up on the trend too, integrating orange into a number of our Spring styles. Brenda, as seen in the feature image for this post, Adelina and Dolores use orange detailing, while the tan color we used this season has quite the orange-y undertone as seen in our Alka, Anti and Ori. [caption id="attachment_8336" align="aligncenter" width="1600" caption="Adelina tan//yellow"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8337" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Dolores tan//red"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8338" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Anti tan"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8339" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Alka tan"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8340" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Ori tan"][/caption]