Orange is the new black is not only a hit American TV series but a big fashion trend this summer, with shades of orange dominating fashion shows and red carpets alike.

The power shade is perfect for the sunshine and a fun addition to any outfit, but it isn't always easy to pull off such a bold look. If you follow a few simple rules you will be looking tangerine fine in no time.

We at IBTimes UK take a look at some of the celebrities who rock the look well.

Choose your shade

Orange is a cheerful but tricky colour, the right shade can lift your spirits and brighten up a dull morning but if you chose the wrong tone it can easily become overbearing and make you look washed out. For pale tones, darker shades of burnt orange work well, while medium to bronze tones can pull off tangerine and carrot shades and darker tones can wear any bright and vibrant hue.

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria wears a bright orange dress with nude accessories getty images


Orange can easily become overwhelming if worn the wrong way so pick accessories that will break up the outfit and bring balance to the look. Wearing chunky necklaces, bracelets, belts or a statement pair of heels can provide structure. White, silver, gold, black and brown all work with orange. For a braver summer look try lemon or pink as seen on Jennifer Hudson, below.

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson sizzles in an orange and pink Dior dress teamed with silver heels getty images

Flash of colour

Because orange is so vibrant, wearing it from head-to-toe could make you look like a pumpkin - sometimes thinking small is the best way to pull off this look. All you need is a flash of the colour to be in on this season's hottest trend. Team an orange handbag or scarf with your outfit or even throw on an orange lip to get the look. Jessica Alba livens up her monochrome outfit by adding a pop of colour with her Persian orange designer bag.

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba heats up a simple outfit with a bright orange bag Getty

White trick

Hot orange teamed with white works like magic and if you throw on some silver or navy accessories they will tie the look together for the perfect summmery look. Kim Kardashian wears a Christopher Kane Crepe biker jacket in neon orange with a white t-shirt and silver bangles for a perfect casual summers day.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian teams orange with white for the perfect summer style getty images

Sexy silver

Silver paired with orange is the perfect way to create a sexy tangerine look. If you have an event to go to and you want to look hot in orange, a trick that will work with any orange dress, no matter the shade, is to pile on silver. Jennifer Lopez teams a Victoria Beckham dress with silver hoop earrings, a bangle, rings and chic silver high heels.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez wears an apricot Victoria Beckham dress Getty