Criminal Colour? Weekly Wishlist Orange

Everyone and their Aunt have been watching Making A Murderer on Netflix of late, right? It’s been the perfect way to get through the start of January. Guilty or not, we never want to wear that criminal colour of the US, orange. But, in the fashion world, it’s not such a criminal shade!

And this year, America’s criminal colour is actually going to be one of the biggest trends in colour – trust us. So, time to get your orange on – just not overalls, right?!

Our weekly wishlist has plenty of orange items that show off this lovely criminal colour to the best!

We love JOY’s burnt orange dress (£45), agreed? Add an orange stone ring (£2.50, was £8) to top it off. New Look’s vivid orange pointed courts are on our spring ‘absolutely must have’ list (£19.99). JOY’s textured sweatshirt is a lovely lighter orange (£35), and New Look’s snakeskin bag (£19.99) topped off with pom pom is cute  – both of these items can also be found in fab sunshine yellow (see yesterday’s blog post!). New Look’s metal handle shopper is a deeper orange (£17.99), as is Star by Julien Macdonald’s orange clutch (£29, Debenhams).

Weekly wishlist - hot orangeKeep cosy until the warmer weather with BHS’s burnt orange peacoat (£40). New Look’s pyjama style jacket is a spring cover-up (£24.99), as is White Stuff’s edge to edge cardigan (£39.95).

New Balance’s suede 996 trainers looks fab in burnt orange (£39.99, were £70, Schuh). Team them with jeans, and H&M’s orange check shirt (£14.99) for a subtle take on this criminal colour!



Orange is the new Black?

Orange is the new black. On the TV show, perhaps, but, in fashion terms, is it really? Er, well, no, of course it’s not. It’s just a VERY clever TV show title, right? And the show’s pretty good. Netflix subscribers, you agree?

But let’s be honest, orange is never going to replace black – that would just be plain bonkers, right? And the proof is here. Every single orange item we have here for your fashion pleasure is in the sale!

Orange could be YOUR new black at a half or a third of the price!

Orange is a great summer shade, so if you have holidays coming up, then how about a gorgeous bold orange lace maxi cover up dress (£15, was £29.99, H&M). Or a frilly H&M orange bikini! Bottoms, £3, were £7.99, and top, £5, was £12.99. Bikini bargain! H&M also have a pair of pale orange sweatshorts (£7, were £9.99) we are in love with.

Add a palm tree print T-shirt (£7, was £10, Debenhams) and a cute orange slice clutch (£6.50, was £12.99, New Look). And we cannot resist the total bargain that French Connection’s sandals are, at £27, down from £90!

Orange is the new black twoFlippy orange skirt (£17, was £24)? Mix and match your oranges – team this New Look skirt with French Connection’s leopard print vest top (£25, was £35), or BHS’s button front sleeveless blouse (£14.40, was £18). Or go for glamour in French Connection’s orange maxi (£48, was £95), or H&M’s bandeau dress (£15, was £29.99). Add killer heels (£29.99, was £45, Schuh), and a cute structured backpack style bag (£12, was £24.99, New Look).

orange is the new black oneBright and bold shift dress? Reduced from £100 to £77? Yes please, French Connection! And whilst we’re there, we’ll hae this fab slouchy turtleneck sweater, too! (£35, was £69).

Debenhams‘ Betty Jackson Black cut-out floral bright orange dress (£63.20, was £79)is a statement outfit if we ever saw one. Louche @ JOY’s cut out front detail dress is just £24, instead of £49. Add a pair of strappy sandals (£15, were £25, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS) with this dress, and the chunky black and orange New Look sandals (£11, were £24.99) with the shift. JOY’s cute orange Tee (£25, was £35) is perfect for just a nod to the bold colour.

Orange is the new black threeSo, is orange your new black?