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Orange Is the New Black: Fashion's Newest Must-Have Hue

After a wildly addictive first season, the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black returns for another round on June 6. Starring Taylor Schilling, the dark comedy is packed with estrogen, one-liners, and of course the "IT" color for spring and summer: orange. Do you think the creators knew that while they were writing a hit show they were also solidifying a major trend in ready-to-wear fashion (minus the cuffs and chains, of course)? Here are 13 ways you can introduce orange into your summer wardrobe, as modeled by some of our favorite style mavens.

Orange Dress

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A fiery orange dress is an easy and effortless way to work this hue into your wardrobe. Julia of the blog Gal Meets Glam rocks a solid orange dress but tones down the color by pairing it with neutral accessories. If you're not into the all-over orange look, try an orange printed dress instead.

 

Photo: Julia Engel, Gal Meets Glam

Orange Purse

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An easy way to wear orange is in your accessories. Add a pop of color to your look with a bold orange bag like Aimee of Song of Style. Check out some of our favorites here.

Photo: Aimee Song, Song of Style

Orange Miniskirt

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Style blogger Julie of Sincerely, Jules stays on trend in this hot hue with a leg-baring miniskirt. The bright orange color makes her tan really pop—umm, we'll take that too, please.

Photo: Julie Sarinana, Sincerely, Jules

Orange Pumps

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Dubai-based style blogger Teresa of Style Drifter adds a feminine touch to her blue-collar denim dungarees with a pair of orange strappy heels. Orange pumps are an easy way to elevate your look and introduce orange into your wardrobe.

Photo: Teresa Karpinska, Style Drifter

Orange Maxi Skirt

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Christine of Hello Fashion offsets her bright orange maxi skirt with a neutral blouse. If you're petite like Christine, follow her lead and elongate your torso with a long necklace.

Photo: Christine Andrew, Hello Fashion

Orange Sunglasses

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Croatian blogger Isabella of The Pile of Style works orange into her everyday look with a pair of mirrored Ray-Ban aviators. Sunglasses are an easy grab-and-go way to wear this color trend regularly.

Photo: Isabella Rakonic, The Pile of Style

Orange Blazer

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Wear orange to work in the form of a blazer as Emily of Stiletto Beats does. Trade out your skirt for a pair of cutoffs for a casual yet crisp weekend look.

Photo: Emily Cholakian, Stiletto Beats

Orange Necklace

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Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere added a touch of orange to her ensemble to pop against her white dress. A necklace is a no-fail way to get in on this trend, and it's usually a budget-friendly one as well.

Photo: Emily Schuman, Cupcakes and Cashmere

Orange Blouse

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L.A. style babe Shea of Peace Love Shea brightens up her black-and-white ensemble with this warm orange top. The color really pops in the California sunshine! The next time you reach for an all black-and-white outfit, consider shaking up your style with an orange color shock.

Photo: Shea Marie, Peace Love Shea

Orange Lipstick

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Mara of the blog M Loves M takes the beauty route when it comes to the color orange. A bright orange lip gloss is a must-try for the season. Find out which shade of orange works for your skin tone here.

Photo: Mara Ferreria, M Loves M

Orange Kimono

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Boho blogger Brit of Disarming Darling is rocking three major trends for the season: a kimono, the color orange, and a choker. This is one stylish combo! For those of craving an easy breezy orange style, mimic this look.

Photo: Brit Nason, Disarming Darling

Orange Nail Polish

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When in doubt, rock orange nails. If this trend is still intimidating you, swipe on a few coats of orange nail polish like Chiara of The Blonde Salad. Her signature orange Hermès cuff would also be ideal.

Photo: Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad

All-Over Orange

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Annabelle of Vivaluxury confirms that orange can work in monochromatic fashion too. This head-to-toe look involves different shades of the trendy hue. Whether you're rocking sorbet, terracotta, or tangerine, orange proves to be quite the power color.

Photo: Annabelle Fleur, Vivaluxury

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