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June 10, 2015 5 min read
Orange Is the New Black. It isn’t just the name of the Netflix hit series primed for its third season, but also makes for quite a fashion statement. Orange is cheery and fun – it’s a color that takes center stage anywhere. After all, orange symbolizes optimism and courage—both traits that are needed by the ladies of “Orange” to survive their challenging environment. And although we hope that you would enjoy the color in a more professional setting, we know that you, too, must embody the very same characteristics that the color symbolizes. Let’s seize the moment to acquaint you with some of our favorite orange accessories. Be brave—spice up your look with a color beyond basic black and enjoy brighter alternatives.
For a look that makes the most of bold and beautiful hues, Jack Georges offers orange in two collections that will look great and function for everyday use:
The celebrated Chelsea Collection with its cross-grain leather offers a sleek assortment of ladies’ accessories ranging from every day cross body bags and personal leather goods to work totes that look as beautiful and sophisticated at the office as they do after hours. Our timeless Milano Collection offers silhouettes with clean, crisp styling and smooth leather. Both collections marry fashion and function. Best of all, because these styles are designed for everyday use, they will look just as good years later thanks to their scratch and stain resistant coating that protects the color of the leather. And trust us, you want that color locked in. Each piece is handmade for a tailored style that accentuates the color and helps convey the fun side of your personality.
Day to Evening
When your post-work social plans require a quality bag that fits into both professional and casual settings, orange is a versatile color option that is rich, not vulgar. In the office, it highlights your position as a motivated and positive colleague. After work, it emphasizes the right kind of attention, that you can be an energetic, social butterfly, with styling that is neither loud nor demanding. While the show’s cast wears orange jumpsuits, you and a vivacious orange tote will tastefully stand out from the crowd. Of course, choosing the right Jack Georges bag comes down to the kind of bag that you need to carry and your personal aesthetic. With its slender and contemporary shape, the Chelsea Manhattan Business Tote is a solid choice for a look that is both classy and sporty. Though it is slim at 4” deep, it still offers ample space for professional essentials that you need to carry every day - and with a classic 3-way zip design, it will look good on you for your after work plans.
If your bag of choice is more about carrying odds and ends and not worrying about files and folders, then consider the Milano Top Zip Shoulder Handbagfor more chic gatherings and understated elegance at the office. Featured at the handbag museum in Chicago, this bag fits right in at the office, your favorite bistro, and even more formal events.
A Casual Affair
If you’re constantly outside of the house or traveling regularly, you’ll need a cross body bag that’s low-maintenance but will still make a statement about you. And because orange is such a spirited color, adding excitement to whatever the day brings, it is the perfect hue for a bag like our Chelsea Silka Crossbody. This fashionable and fun cross body bag offers hands-free portability and is big enough to carry your tablet when you need it. Its strap fits comfortably across you shoulder and falls gently to your opposite hip, putting all your necessities right at your fingertips as you hustle and bustle through your day.
Chelsea’s Wallet on a String is a smaller casual option. Perfect for shopping trips or even to throw in your work bag and take with you to lunch, this compact wallet/purse combo is just the right size to carry what you need while shopping at the mall or on vacation.
A Pop of Color
The same idea applies to your wallet. Orange is not for blending in! Just as the “Orange” ladies are adorned in orange jumpsuits to ensure that they can always be spotted, an orange clutch wallet will not disappear in your bag, on your dresser, at the bank counter, or at a cash register. TheChelsea Double Zippered Clutch Wallet will never be difficult to find. And with its 22 credit card slots, 8 slip pockets, a zippered divider, and a zippered change purse, it can easily double as a standalone clutch on those occasions when you need to carry less. More traditional in function is theMilano Classic Clutch Wallet. It has two ID windows, ample storage space, soft American tumble milled leather inside, and room for 16 credit cards with large pockets to carry notes, receipts, or anything else that you may need. And as a clutch, you can carry it on its own and still have access to your essentials.If you prefer to brighten up the inside of your bag, then an attention-grabbing color, like orange, is perfect for smaller items that need to be visible so they’re easy to find. It’s no accident that so many important signs and symbols incorporate the color orange—traffic signs and cones, construction vests, life jackets, even some ambulances and firetrucks in different parts of the world!
The Milano Business Card Holder is a great example of how you can make your color statement in a small way. At 4 ¼” x 3”, the card case is small, as you want it to be but holds plenty of cards inside. In orange, you will find it in a split second and not keep that contact waiting. Of course once it’s in your hand, your contact will notice the positive attitude that it embodies. That is especially useful in networking.
Let the season premiere of the most popular new dramedy inspire you to combine a sensible and functional bag or accessory with vibrant orange to make a fun fashion statement that will also serve your needs. Since orange is, in fact, the new black, we’ll leave the jumpsuits to Piper and her fellow inmates. You can enjoy the luxury of opting for a high quality Jack Georges accessory in orange and the only time you’ll get is the one that comes with our lifetime warranty!
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