Yesterday was King’s Day in The Netherlands (celebration in honor of the King’s birthday). For the holiday it’s customary to wear the color of the dutch royal family – orange – as you party through the cities. While this orange sweater was not the right hue it was a fun festive top for a day spent celebrating! 

This orange sweater is awesome — adding the perfect flare to any outfit. BUT it’s standout features make it hard to style. The first time I wore it (here) I styled it with jeans and sneakers and this time I wanted to do something totally different. While I normally wouldn’t pair orange and black (cause it’s not halloween) I made an exception — I figured it counts as a costume! The BRIGHT orange of the sweater was perfect paired against the LOUD gingham print. And wearing it knotted up into a crop with the ruffle sleeves made me feel like the Chiquita Banana Girl. You can bet I shimmied my way around those music filled streets of The Hague.

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What did you do yesterday – on King’s Day? Let me know in the comments.

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I originally bought this sweater to stand out during winter, but it’s the perfect item to transition into my spring closet. Deep orange is having it’s moment right now – and is perfect for this season! Don’t have any orange in your spring wardrobe? Go ahead…

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