Wednesday, 2 October 2013

today i love... 3 ways to wear pink

day /

How to wear pink in the day

night /

How to wear pink at night

work /

How to wear pink for work

Pink is without a doubt one of the biggest emerging trends of autumn/winter. In fact it's almost getting a little too ubiquitous already, to the point where it seems like everybody remotely associated with fashion now owns a pink coat. But I've said it before and I'll say it again: don't let what anybody else is wearing dictate what you do. So what if the world and his dog has snapped up the Topshop fluffy beauty above (my top high street pink coat pick)? As ever, it's all in the styling. And there are three rules I personally recommend sticking to here: 1) choose very pale pink. Dark pink is never a good idea and medium pink looks way too frumpy. The paler, the better. 2) Keep it pretty much the only, if not the only, colour in your look. Pink clashed with red, pink with purple, pink with print = no way. With leopard print being the only exception (I almost consider it a neutral), keep to a strict palette of black, white and grey. The only other colours I'd think about are a very dark burgundy, like the Kurt Geiger bag above, or perhaps a very dark navy. 3) If in doubt, keep it simple. No fussy jewellery, no lipstick, no bright nails. Stick to neutrals and play with texture instead. A fluffy pink surface clashed with shiny patent boots is always a winner in my book. Likewise anything leather: its tough connotations contrast perfectly with pink's soft girliness. So for daytime, I'd love to throw this beautiful coat over a simple grey marl tee and white jeans, adding tortoiseshell sunglasses for a point of difference. You can be a little more daring at night: this pink sequinned skirt screams Barbie, so go as far away from that as possible with your accessories: ridiculously grown-up patent spike heel courts and a clear perspex clutch. Finally, for work, the same rules apply. A pink ribbed knit looks nothing short of professional against a ponyhair skirt and chic Mary Jane heels. Add the aforementioned chain-handled bag (hello, Christmas wish list) and you're good to go. Who said pink had to be scary?

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  1. Love the last outfit. Those whistles heels are to die for x


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