Why? Because it’s so FETCH!
I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself. It’s hard not to make a Mean Girls reference with this title. Is it that obvious that I’ve been dying to name a post after this infamous Mean Girls quote?
To all of you out there who love pink, it’s time to pop open that bottle of champagne and rejoice to the fashion gods because it has been massively on trend this season. Regardless of your personal style, it’s a colour that any fashion enthusiast can pull off. This simple colour trend is something that you’ll definitely want to be on board with if you want to make a statement this spring/summer.
Pink is probably a colour that all of you twenty something year olds out there (myself included) shy away from. If you were anything like me then you’ll remember that phase where anything and everything had to be pink. If you were a “girly” girl in your teenage years and had any sense of style, then I’ll assume that pink was prominent and essential in your outfits. Of course, as I gradually developed my own sense of style, it slowly became a colour that was almost offensive to my eyes and definitely a rarity in my monochromatic wardrobe.
Pink can be somewhat garish at first glance and can instantly swing anyone into appearing overly feminine. For me there’s nothing wrong with that but to others, pink represents a colour that’s almost too juvenile to pull off. So I can see why some girls completely avoid the colour as though they’ve just spotted their ex-boyfriend at a bar. Bitches, calm the fuck down – this is just a colour trend after all. You should know by now that you can make anything work as long as you put your own twist on it to fit your style.
Pretty In Pink
Adding a pop of pink to my looks this season has definitely added some vibrancy that my outfits have been screaming for. It’s made me re-think pink from a completely different perspective.
Pink doesn’t always have to be girly.
It can add an essence of femininity even if I’m attempting a casual/edgy look. If you haven’t realised, my style is slowly transforming in a way that I wasn’t expecting. So much so, that someone described my style as ‘edgy’. I almost choked on air and literally had to pause for a second. To give you an insight into what my style was like before, my brother jokingly referred to my style as ‘matronly’ or ‘nun-like’. My neckline of choice wouldn’t be anything below a peter pan collar and shirts were a necessity. In my defence, it was my way of expressing my feminine personal style! Of course, now I know there are other ways to embrace this. I hope you see where this is going and that my long-winded story wasn’t completely pointless…
Wearing Pink With Attitude
Here is my own personal take on styling pink.
I veered towards the blush tones because that’s just the kind of girl that I am. I’ll admit, I’m reluctant to wear anything towards the neon pink/ hot pink end of the spectrum – I’m just not there yet! I saw this absolutely adorable pink coat from Zara and was completely sold by the colour and bell sleeves. I could have easily swayed this look to go very feminine and sophisticated without even trying. I was already half way there with the pink coat, bell sleeves and scalloped detailing on the t-shirt. I would have been completely in my comfort zone but of course there’s no fun in being predictable now, is there?
If you’re afraid that pink will make you look too girly then shake things up a bit!
Instead of adding to the feminine accents, pair pink with edgy pieces or detailing. With this look I added some contradictory pieces including a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, Miu Miu ballet flats and a Chanel boy bag. This look represents one way of styling pink in a non-traditional way and wearing it with attitude.
Even if you’re not fully ready to commit to wearing pink, there are always other ways to follow this trend. Rose gold accessories and even rose coloured sunglasses are a great nod towards this colour trend. It’s simple, effective and subtle enough to get away with.
Of course I had to incorporate a look using some of my new favourite pieces. Trust me, this won’t be the last look you see with my Miu Miu ballerina flats or my Fendi eyeshine sunglasses.
Don’t be afraid to be bold or daring with this colour trend, pink isn’t just a girly edition to your looks. Make a statement and embrace it – the more the merrier I say!
Lots of love,
Jacket:Zara frilled sleeve coat | Top: Topshop cropped t-shirt (past season) | Jeans:A&F boyfriend jeans | Belt:Zara engraved belt | Shoes:Miu Miu ballerina flats | Sunglasses:Fendi eyeshine sunglasses | Bag: Chanel boy bag (2015) | Watch:Larsson & Jennings – Lugano 40mm | Bangle:Hermès clic clac bangle.