Orange Really Is The New Black. Get Some In Your Wardrobe As Well As On Your Netflix

The second series is FINALLY here. So here's how you can wear orange IRL too - and look good


by Pandora Sykes |
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Along with House of Cards, Orange Is The New Blackis reason alone to justify your Netflix subscription. In anticipation of Season 2 (YAY!), we've decided to help you build an orange-hued capsule wardrobe.

Because in a happy coincidence, orange really is the new black this (fashion) season. And before you say/think it, orange is really not as polarising as you think – we happen to be big fans. Just avoid neon (unless it's a swimsuit) and keep the fake tan/costume jewellery to a minimum when you're wearing these orange hits.


No one does cropped sweaters like French label Carven. Save up the pennies for this ribbed one (for extra pleasure)–- it's a tangerine dream.

Ribbed-Knit Cropped Sweater, £350, Carven at MATCHESFASHION.COM


Try an embellished racer-back dress for summer weddings. Orange looks fantastic with a tan, but beware about the fake. Orange dress + orange fake tan takes tonal blocking just a tad too far.

Embellished A-Line Dress, £50, Topshop


Grapefruit-coloured silk trousers are an unexpected and therefore brilliant option. You'll shine right through the sea of Zara's monochrome patterned pyjama pants.

Straight Leg Silk Trouser, £100, Yolke


The very popular (super-comfortable) Roshe Run sneaks by Nike now come in a bright melon, for trotters that need a colour pop.

Roshe Run Trainers in Orange, £70, Nike at Urban Outfitters


Visit the orange palette through a '90s filter with this button-down dress. It's pretty much the lowest-maintenance cotton dress on the block and therefore v.useful for flights/hungover park-life face-planting.

'90s Skater Dress With Buttons and Short Sleeves, £18.50, ASOS


Our favourite part of the ASHISH X Topshop collaboration is the fluro swimwear. This zingy orange bathing suit plunges at the back, while looking very modest from the front.

Fluro Orange Backless Swimsuit, £45, ASHISH X Topshop


This retro sweater is a great take on the V-neck cricket style that is popping up everywhere. Buy a vintage one in orange and ensure you gats something no one's got.

1960s Preppy Orange Sweater, £4.80, Milliewinks at Etsy

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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