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?

Vitamin C Style!

Injecting a bit of Vitamin C into your diet gives you a boost right? And using the new The Body Shop Vitamin C range on your skin gives your skin a boost. So, how about some Vitamin C style to give your wardrobe a boost?!

Bright, bold, fresh, zesty orange Vitamin C style is just that – bright, and orange! Don’t click away – don’t be afraid, orange is a great colour, and despite misgivings, suits many skintones. There are varieties of vitamin c style, of course – it’s not all zingy bright. Oranges, russets and paler more peachy shades will work on certain skintones better. Simple orange highlights and accents in shoes and accessories or jewellery are the best way to get just a shot of Vitamin C style, rather than a full glass, as it were.

We do love New Look’s orange slice clutch bag though – declare your vitamin c style with this one! works well with a simple shift dress, and some fun shoes!

vitamin C StyleClockwise, from top left: Orange slice clutch, £12.99, New Look, orange vest dress, £7.99, H&M, Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, £16, The Body Shop, polka dot shoes, £29.50, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, beaded and silver bracelet, £10, White Stuff, Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer, £14, The Body Shop, beaded earrings, £5.99, New Look

Vitamin C style, or zesty orange looks fantastic with a tan. it’s a great bikini look. Grab a pair of shorts, a vest top and a big bag, and a pair of pool slides and off you go!

vitamin c style oneClockwise, from top left: Retro style bikini top, £16.99, bottoms, £9.99, New Look, orange bikini, £tbc, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, orange shorts, £7.99, H&M, orange bikini bottoms, £7.99, New Look, orange vest top, £15, White Stuff, orange shiny pool slides, £29.50, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, straw bag, £12.99, H&M

But orange looks great in knitwear and separates as well. A bold orange sweater adds a bright spark to jeans, agreed? If you prefer a more muted tone, that’s fine. If you just want to wear orange on your watch strap, it’s a start. Orange mixed with tan always works.

vitamn c style twoClockwise, from top left: Muted orange jumper, £17.99, New Look, orange strap watch, £16, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, orange top, £35, JOY, orange and tan sandals, £49, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, cross body bag, £35, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, slouchy bright knit, £69, French Connection

French Connection’s bright orange leopard print jumpsuit is THE statement piece for summer. If it’s too much, a simple skater style dress in your shade of orange is an easy way to brighten up your style.

Vitamin C style threeClockwise, from top left: Jumpsuit, £125, French Connection, boxy bag, £25, JOY, bright orange dress, £49, JOY, orange dress, £29.99, H&M, rope wedge sandals, £59, Faith @ Debenhams

KIller orange heels and a sequinned orange jacket? Perfect with that LBD. Or mix black accessories with your little orange dress.

vitamin c style fourClockwise, from top left: Orange stone necklace, £18, Betty Jackson.Black @ Debenhams, orange shift dress, £85, French Connection, orange cuff, £12, Collection @ Debenhams, orange heels, £45, Schuh, orange bag, £49, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, orange sequinned animal print jacket, £225, French Connection

Now, go eat an orange!