Orange Is The New Black: Real Life Style
Would Piper really dress like Taylor Swift on the outside?
By India Opie Meres
Ever since a blue-eyed Piper Chapman made her way on to our computer screens, the nation has become obsessed with the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black, and it ain’t hard to see why. The show is impossible not to binge watch and the brilliant mix of cultural references, girl power and incredible characters (who doesn’t love Crazy Eyes?) is a definitely a heady mix.
The nature of the show’s setting in a prison means that we learn about our fave characters in a whole different way to how we’re used to, and often the level playing field means we’re left to wonder what our favourite meth head Pennsatucky would be like on the outside. Would she eat at McDonald’s or is she more of a KFC kinda girl? Does Alex Vause go for heels or flats on a night out? And what kind of hummus does Piper prefer: plain or with paprika?
We trailed through the hangers of our favourite online stores in a bid to shed a little bit more style on your favourite characters – it’s hard to envision them in anything other than orange, we know.
Okay, so this one wasn’t exactly hard. Everyone knows Piper would be covered in pastels and float around in skirts, but is that so bad? She’s the ultimate Taylor Swift wannabe and that’s okay.
Dress: Zara £35.99
Sandals : ASOS £20
Blush: MAC £20
We like to think that Suzanne’s style would be as crazy as her eyes, so this sunflower co-ord would be perfs for her. Totes matches her eyes, don’t ya think?
Co-ord: Motel £18
Boots: Dr Martens £80
Ears: Topshop £1
Everyone knows Alex is a bit of a rebel at heart (obviously or she wouldn’t be in prison) so her style is bound to be pretty edgy too. Lots of leather jackets and band t-shirts. Totally rock ‘n’ roll.
Leather Jacket: Topshop £55
Top: Topshop £65
Shoes: Topshop £55
Everyone’s favourite red-headed lesbian has a couldn’t care less attitude in life, and we’re pretty sure that would translate to her style. We like to imagine she throws on whatever she wants and pulls it off simply because she’s so cool. You go girl.
Leggings: Boohoo.com £10
Hoodie: Ashish x Topshop £70
Trainers: Nike £100
Now that she’s a bible pushing straight lace, it’s possible that on her return from prison Pennsatucky would give her wardrobe a well-needed overhaul. We would recommend kicking off her new closet with a good power suit for those court cases and such the likes.
Jacket: Zara £59.99
Trousers: Zara £25.99
Shoes: Zara £29.99