It Takes Tangerine to Tango

Whether you admit it or not, there must be at least one superstitious belief you subscribe to in life. You may be keeping a fuzzy rabbit foot charm for good luck or avoiding walking under a ladder for fear of bad luck. Most superstitions especially reach their peak during the welcoming of the New Year as people would risk appearing bizarre in exchange for a year-long luck. And what could get you more luck than wearing this year’s lucky color?

According to Leatrice Eisenman, Tangerine tango is the color of 2012 as it is a “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive…with a lot of depth to it”. The executive head of the Pantone Color Institute went on and said: “Tangerine tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

This shade of orange sends off a cheery vividness that will make you stick out like a sore thumb, but the beautiful kind, of course. So if you want to draw more attention to your feet, walking in Tangerine tango would most definitely solve that for you. Here is a catalog of juicy footwear from premiere shoe labels all over the world.

Bis un Bout by Christian Louboutin

Bis Un Bout Christian LouboutinYou gotta hand it to these shoe connoisseurs who constantly look for ways to innovate their products. The French designer, Christian Louboutin, is one of the few who deserve such accolade. He has seamlessly integrated the PVC material in his famed stiletto pumps.

It can be recalled that many raved for the Bis un Bout during the Paris Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Why not? The transparent material gives the illusion of a d’Orsay pump, making it “two-in-one”!

Agnes by Jimmy Choo

Agnes by Jimmy ChooBlack stiletto pumps are a staple in every woman’s shoe closet. If you already have one, it’s high time you go for a more daring color as tangerine tango. While black shoes usually mean serious business, orange pumps instantly reflect a fun personality you have kept at bay at the office.

Moreover, the Jimmy Choo Agnes is great for daily work wear or an entire day at the mall because the heels measure only 3.3 inches.

Tribute by Yves Saint Laurent

Tribute by Yves Saint Laurent

Tangerine tango complements textures too as evident in these t-bar sandals by YSL. The straps and platform are covered in orange python leather and feature a gold buckle-fastening ankle strap. These YSL Tribute sandals practically scream ‘sexy’, especially with that 5.5inch heels. You’d definitely want to take them for a spin at the bar.

Alex by Stuart Weitzman

Alex by Stuart Weitzman

Yes, tangerine tango goes well with straw too. While the espadrille wedges look plain and boring, the orange crochet cotton straps provide the much-needed zing. Wear these Stuart Weitzman sandals with your most comfy casual attire like the cotton shirt and cropped corduroy pants or flowy skirts ensemble, and voilà! You’re ready for summer or drive to the country!

Suede slingback pumps by Prada

Suede slingback pumps by Prada

The best thing about slingback pumps that make this footwear a fashion staple is its no-fail versatility. Whether it’s for casual, corporate or evening wear, you can always run to your slingbacks for an easy fashion fix. Hence, it is recommended that you have them in a variety of colors in your shoe rack. These Prada suede peep-toes in tangerine tango are a breath of fresh air among the rather stiff colors that fill up most women’s shoe collections.

Suede ankle strap wedges by Giuseppe Zanotti

Suede ankle strap wedges by Giuseppe Zanotti

There was a very good reason why last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show chose Guiseppe Zanotti’s Fall/Winter 2011-2012 collection for the event; the shoe colors were just bursting with life! Along with the neon hues was the tangerine tango which is no doubt a highlight in the catalog. These wedge sandals are entirely covered in luxurious suede and features a slim buckle ankle strap.

Suede Flare-Heel Pumps by Miu Miu

Suede Flare-Heel Pumps by Miu Miu

Since last year, Miu Miu has generally been about two elements: glitter and chunky heels. Those who had a penchant for shimmering and supported feet delighted over the Miu Miu collection. And this particular pair is positively one of their favorites. The fine suede leather of these pumps is but a cherry on the icing because the focal point is the peculiar heel. Measuring 4 inches, the suede-covered heels are slightly curved and flared, giving a bit of a retro vibe to the shoes.

Orange feathered sandals by Christian Dior

Orange feathered sandals by Christian Dior

To put it bluntly, these sandals is not for the faint of heart. They’re definitely not your usual pair as its outright flamboyance involves a tad bit of risk when incorporate it to your overall look. Without caution, you might call the fashion police’s attention. But what’s fashion without a little adventure? There is no outfit that these Diors cannot spruce up. And the secret is not really in the feathers but the color.

Puzzle by Lanvin

Puzzle by Lanvin

This is another pair for the gutsy as the wedges heels measure a skyrocketing 5 ¼ inches! Fortunately, these Lanvin shoes have a thick studded ankle strap for a secure fit. Jennifer Hudson was recently spotted wearing the Puzzle wedges at her “I Got This” book-signing last January 12. And by the looks of it, she didn’t show any discomfort walking in them but just an air of confidence and fabulousness.

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