Pink to make the boys wink? How old school darlings, however, it is the week of love with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, so what better time to discuss this fabulous colour and how to wear pink!
Pink is everywhere at the moment and we absolutely adore it. Whilst bold, bright and beautiful this is one colour palette that is outrageously flirtatious, feminine and hot on trend. However, not everyone feels that pink is the right colour for them.
The many shades and variations it comes with are daunting to anyone, however, finding the perfect combination of shades for your own personal style is an absolute must. While we often use to think of pink when it came to those summer brights, it has since entered the Autumn/Winter season.
From dresses to trousers, to swimwear and pouts, it is my turn to show you how you can embrace this gorgeous colour and make it work.
How To Wear Pink
Now the pink dress is undoubtedly the easiest place to start when it comes to how to wear pink and shopping for this wardrobe staple. Like a little black dress, a pink dress is fail-proof. Whilst some colour palettes compliment a certain type of look, pink can work for everyone. Whether you are a blonde or brunette, pale or tanned, outgoing or a little shy, this colour is show stopping.
Your ensembles colour palette is without a doubt the most important aspect of your look, so when it comes to experimenting with shape and style, you can take these in your stride. If a dress isn’t for you why don’t you try a playsuit/jumpsuit?
Jumpsuits can be found in every colour, so whether you are looking for a vivid fuchsia or a more subtle pastel tone you will find these on the high street in an instance.
Missguided Lace Up Culotte Jumpsuit
Geo Cutout Bandage Dress
“A square, décolletage-flaunting keyhole and triangular cutouts form the distinctive, geo-inspired neckline of a bandage-style body-con dress that hugs every curve for an ultra-flirty silhouette.”
Whistles Ali A-Line Dress in Hot Pink
Now I know all-over pink sounds a little out there, especially if you find yourself lacking the confidence to experiment, however, I can only promise you that you will look flawless. If wearing all-over pink out wasn’t your scene, why not try pink loungewear? Remember that pink velour tracksuit we saw in Mean Girls and the countless versions worn by Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian?
Well, they are all the rage. Whilst my favourite go-to shop would ironically be PINK by Victoria’s Secret when it comes to loungewear, we are certainly not limited to this store. Whilst everything about this look feels so wrong, I ensure you the outcome is so right – don’t be afraid, this is one trend that will never fade.
ColdGear® Crewneck Pullover Sweatshirt
“Stay warm and comfortable in this high-performance pullover featuring a Signature Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat, and ColdGear® fabric lining that absorbs and retains body heat.”
When it comes to how to wear pink, colour blocking is the last thing on your mind. Designers such as Roksanda Ilincic have thrived on the use of this colour is their designs. Never before had we seen pink paired with yellow and oranges and most recently red (that dreaded colour combination).
There is something so appealing about experimenting with these colour blocking trends and the best part about it is that you can do it too. This is one trend that has progressed from the runway and onto the high streets, but it is up to you to make it work. Be a little experimental and pair that pink skirt with a bold top. This is trend setting at it’s finest.
Colorblock Peplum Skirt
“Bold ’80s inspiration takes centre stage on a bright, color-blocked skirt topped with a ruffly peplum and smooth contrast waistband. A sure-fire hit for the street style risk-taker who isn’t afraid to let her colours fly.”
JumpFromPaper Pink Color Block Cross Body Bag
Now we come to the tricky part, how to wear pink trousers. Whenever you wear a colour other than your classic navy and black, on your bottom half, it can be a little daunting and quite rightly so. Finding the perfect colour combination is a difficult task so when it comes to wearing pink my main rule would be: stay with lighter shades on your top.
Whites and creams are fail-proof when it comes to everyday wear, however, embellishment and black can be suitable for evening. This is one aspect of wearing pink that you need to work on a trial and error basis, you will never master it until you try it over and over again.
Crepe Peg Trousers
“Subtle darting and sharp creases define the classic peg-leg profile of high-waisted crepe trousers cinched with a flouncy tie belt at the waistline.”
ASOS Occasion Wide Leg Culottes
Pink is my absolute go-to colour for swimwear. When it comes to a little sun and your chance of getting that divine glow, why wouldn’t you want to embrace gorgeous brights? Vibrant pink will do this, unlike any other colour. Once again this is where Victoria’s Secret thrives. How many times have you seen the beautiful Candice Swanepoel and Elsa Hosk kill it wearing a pink bikini or one piece? They sure do know how to wear pink.
Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit
“A brilliant pink hue adds to the attention-grabbing style of a one-piece swimsuit cut with a strappy, plunging neckline and an open back.”
So, now I find myself at my very favourite place to wear pink, your lips. The red lip is classic but, admittingly, I even find myself tiring of it. Beauty brands strive when it comes to providing you with every shade possible from the pink colour palette and, of course, we need to try everyone! There are no rules when it comes to the pink lip whether it’s a subtle tone during the day or eccentric bright at night, I cannot recommend this enough.
NARS Audacious Lipstick
“NARS Audacious Lipstick brings you dramatic depth and unstoppable character. It glides on like satin across your skin with a single stroke, giving your lips unstoppable impact.”
Will you be trying pink this season? This is a colour that we will never find ourselves tiring of. Whether you are watching runway exclusives, both couture and ready to wear, or browsing the lookbooks of your favourite high street brands, pink is the new black. It just takes a little confidence and few tips to ensure success, but you can do it!
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