We have a special place in our hearts for Broadchurch’s Ellie Miller – David Tennant’s steely number two, often seen striding along the Dorset cliffs with her fashionable foot forward. Yes, fashionable – you read that right. We’re calling it: Olivia Colman’s put-upon policewoman is a style icon, her famous orange anorak providing a beacon of colour (and hope?) amid ITV’s criminal-ridden seaside town.
So, naturally you’re going to want to steal her look. After all, what exclusive bash or football match could be complete without a splash of tangerine? Whether you’re a trendy hipster or outdoor climber, take inspiration from Ellie and drool over these cagoules…
For the penny pincher
Retailing at a mere 20 quid, this satsuma-shaded bargain covers your basics: a spacious pocket, trendy hood (with a drawstring) and – wait for it – elasticated cuffs. Not one for fans of form-fitting apparel, but nevertheless a true-to-life nod to Ellie Miller’s own anorak. Look how happy he looks to be sporting such a style-spinner.
For those with a few more pennies, how about some high-tech fabric (still orange, of course)? Slashed in price from £95 to just £50, this sale steal promises “waterproof, breathable and seam-sealed” fabric – perfect for that morning cycle to work – plus a feminine fit for those ladies looking to ape Olivia Colman’s style.
If Ellie Miller was ever to ditch seaside Broadchurch and head in the direction of Ben Nevis, she’d want to switch her cagoule for this orange-hued number. A hardcore jacket for hardcore mountaineers, it promises Gore-Tex Pro Shell technology (we’re just going to pretend we know what that is…) – a privilege you’ll be paying for, thanks to the £350 price tag, although if you get as much wear and tear out of yours as Ellie, you’ll soon make that money back.
Picture this: Shoreditch, Saturday afternoon, grey skies, black skinny jeans and… a pop of colour. That’s you. Strolling down the high street in your jacket, introducing tangerine shades to leather-clad emos. Look, there’s even a fur-lined hood in which to hide your man bun. Ellie Miller may be an unconscious style icon – but you, my friend, know your fashion credentials, and you get to stay toastie warm while appearing effortlessly trendy. Win-win, right?
The puffa jacket has made a comeback these past twelve months, but here’s your chance to bring something new to the trend: metallic orange. Even Ellie hasn’t reached these dizzy sartorial heights – it’s like the nineties throwback you never knew you needed, although with a £260 price tag, you may decide you don’t need it after all. (Disclaimer: we can’t promise you won’t look like a walking traffic light.)
Now, we’re not saying the above choices aren’t uber fashionable, but for those style lovers among you, this Superdry jacket is the one for you. OK, if we were ranking this on a Dulux paint scale, it’d be more “pillarbox red” than “tangerine twist”, but bear with us. Team its trendy zips, trendy rimmed collar and trendy quilting with a pair of trendy skinny jeans and trendy converse and you’ll have your friends drooling with envy. Perhaps Ellie Miller should consider an upgrade?