Rose Quartz. Blush. Candy. Fuchsia. Dusty Rose. Whatever the shade, there is no denying one of the freshest colours this season is pink.
Voted the colour of the year by Pantone (along with baby blue), pink has well and truly made its comeback. Forget the days of sugary sweet, girly girl vibes only; there’s a new way to wear that will earn you sartorial street cred and not a ticket back to the early noughties. Whether you feel ready to work those blush tones head to toe, paired with denim or add a flash of colour with some rose tinted accessories, there’s a way for everyone to work it into their wardrobes.
So of course the simplest way to work pink into your day to day ensemble is through your accessories. A handbag, scarf or shoes will more than suffice. There’s some really great (and affordable) options on the high street at the moment that won’t break the bank but will give maximum impact.
If you’re feeling ready to bring some pink separates into your wardrobe for Winter, don’t be afraid to play with some luxurious textures. They are KEY this season! Velvet, satin, silk and fur will be your new best friends. And as fur and velvet tend to have a limited shelf life (unless your climate allows for year round cosiness!) now is the time to really make the most of them. Or, if you live in a warmer climate, lighten up your layers and enjoy being able to bare your legs and shoulders in a gorgeous velvet slip dress! I think Zara really has the monopoly on velvet pieces at the moment and at such an affordable price too. I have waaayyy too many on my wishlist at the moment!
The most effortless way to give your pops of pink a tougher edge is by mixing it up with denim. A less form fitting style like a straight leg or a mom jean is best, but if those styles aren’t your cup of tea, go for a high rise skinny for a slightly retro feel and a raw, frayed hem to balance the girliness of your pink piece. Denim cut offs or a denim skirt are perfect as well!
So the final weapon in your blush toned arsenal is the all-out, head-to-toe, monochrome pink look. Whether you go for a pyjama style suit, or maybe a knit and skirt combo, it’s not as impractical to wear as it might seem at first. You can keep your pieces the same shade, like the velvet suit pictured below, or mix lighter and darker pieces together. Opt for whatever suits your colouring best and a silhouette that’s going to flatter your frame. Adopting the trends to suit your style and body is the only way to go to ensure you look and feel your best! I think a tailored jacket/trouser combo or a jumper/skirt or trouser ensemble are the fail safe options here. And once you have that down, the options are endless!