When In Doubt, Dress Like A Human Pumpkin

Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com]

Monochrome dressing is something I’ve previously solely associated with Kanye West and Teletubbies. Everyone loves a good head-to-toe black look (unless you are Anna Wintour) or head-to-toe white look (unless you, like me, are currently suffering the pasty consequences of a winter entirely removed from the sun), but how many people do you see circulating in full purple? Or green?

Not enough! Turns out this is quite a fun way to dress. It takes seconds to figure out because the formula literally only consists of matching colours. And since this is a skill most of us have mastered by Kindergarten, we should be well equipped for the job.

Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com]

Whilst sorting through my closet trying to have inspiration strike for a blog shoot, I pulled out these amazing orange trousers that I’ve been wearing with reckless abandon since purchasing them a couple years ago (see here) (also see here). I remember putting them on in the fitting room at Zara and wondering what wizard had designed these silky-soft trousers that were under 30€ and looked like something a chic 40-year-old Italian woman on holiday in Sorrento would wear. In somewhat of a daze, I made my way to the register to pay homage to said wizard (in the form of a gift card, because the wizard is v commercially savvy) and then exited the store on cloud 22.

Here’s my new favourite way of styling these pants: in a manner that makes me look like a human pumpkin. But like a chic one you’d buy at a farmers market, right next to the organic cheese.

Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com]

To accomplish this I’ve worn mine with a burnt orange crop and some uber-cool orange-tinted sunnies from WearMe Pro that make me feel like I’m about to star in a 1970s music video. Which is something we should all aspire to, I am convinced. I cheated a bit with the shoes —which are in real life a deep burgundy but are coming off as vaguely brown ha ha #nofilter— but that’s only because I can’t afford new shoes as I’d like to be able to eat this week. But if I could, I would buy these orange block-heeled dreams.

By the way, these glasses are part of my Shadesbox I’ve been sermonizing about on this blog for the past few weeks. If you fancy a cool sunglasses subscription box of your very own, clicky here to get started. Similar to binge-watching the entire season of Big Little Lies in one day, it’s a decision you won’t regret.

Thank you to WearMe Pro for sending me the sunglasses to feature! As always, all opinions are my own.

Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com] Dressing In Monochrome: head to toe orange [www.whatkumquat.com]


  1. I love this look!! Great color on you!

  2. jennyblaisdell

    Loving this color on you! You definitely pull it off.

  3. You definitely rocked this color! I don’t think I could have pulled it off this well, heheh. I really love the silky pants though and much they flow when you move. 😉

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/soft-urban-feels/

  4. Girl I am seriously obsessed with this entire look. If you’re a little orange pumpkin you are the most chic pumpkin I’ve ever encountered. This is my favorite look of yours to date….killed it!

  5. I love this shoot! These photos are gorgeous!

  6. oh my gawwwwwd girl you look so fabulous. I am absolutely obsessed with this outfit. You are the cutest human pumpkin I have ever seen lol too bad these pants aren’t available anymore. You are rockin them girl.

    xo, Milan

  7. Love these images – they look like they belong in an Anthropologie catalogue.

  8. You look stunning in orange!! I’m also patiently waiting for the day you have your own column in a magazine like Cosmo. Your writing style is just too good!

  9. Not many people can pull off head to toe pumpkin orange but you ARE! And DOING THE MOST at the same time, girl!

  10. You look GORGEOUS! Loveee this outfit!

  11. That burnt orange shade looks so good on your skin tone!

  12. You are definitely rocking the head-to-toe orange look! You look fabulous!

  13. You really can’t go wrong with this color! This is an amazing look!

  14. I love this outfit, seriously, I freaking love it. You look fabulous!


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