With autumn escaping our grasp far too soon, I felt it was only fitting to close out the season with a bang. That is, I decided to fully become one with nature.
Our favorite Harvard Law student once fervently suggested that anyone who says orange is the new pink is seriously disturbed. While I’d normally agree with that sentiment (replace pink with black, though), my feelings shifted once I discovered this ribbed, rust orange jumpsuit from Zara.
Immediately, I knew this jumpsuit had the makings of a vintage fall ensemble just waiting to happen. If a clandestine dream of yours is to look like a walking Free People ad, look no further than this bad boy.
As someone with fair skin, it doesn’t take much to look washed out by brighter hues, including orange. Luckily, it turns out burnt orange is the unsung champion of the pale (which, by the way, is nothing to be ashamed of) and actually appears flattering on porcelain and ivory tones.
I styled this jumpsuit by layering a white turtleneck underneath. I like the way the turtleneck scrunches up at the neck, as it provides some texture to the overall look. Also, I’m a huge fan of the gold-button detailing on the sleeves. To incorporate a slight sheen into the earth-toned outfit, I threw on my black, clear-heeled boots and accessorized with a black, quilted crossbody.
Lastly, quick beauty tip: in keeping with an earthy, au naturel look, opt for a nude lip and eye shadows in gold or brown.
Photography: Claudia Miller