Pretty In Pink! How To Wear This Season’s Sweetest Shade

Pink. What first springs to mind? Perhaps Barbie, Disney princesses...or photos of your 5-year-old self in a series of girly, prim dresses your mum bought from Laura Ashley. It's fair to say the girlish tone has had a poor rep in the past - being labelled as too ‘twee’ and ‘childish’ to warrent too much space in our wardrobes.

But thanks to the AW16 catwalks, the candy floss hue just got a cool-over. Everyone from Preen’s pink, Nirvina-listening punks on the runway to Alexa Chung are pioneering the trend. Here’s your go-to guide to ‘blushing’ this season…

The statement coat

From left: Preen; Alexander McQueen AW16

The pink cover-up is your best friend – from Preen’s ‘60s-style, shaggy full-length coat to Alexander McQueen’s granny-chic number.

Finishing touches

Pink tights are the new nude, according to Gucci. Oh, and it's time to update your bag collection, stat!

Flouncy silhouettes

An elegant, ruffle-trimmed silk blouse is the simplest way to wear pink – paired with black tux trousers and ankle boots. For a ‘90s grunge vibe we’ll be looking to Alexa Chung - showing us (yet again) how to style up a baby pink slip dress, without looking too 'done'.

Colour-blocking is back

From left: Chanel, Stella McCartney AW16

For those of you who are allergic to the full-on pink power suit, designers such as Stella McCartney and Chanel offered a mix of pastels, raspberry and wintery red ensembles on the runway.

The blushing bride

From left: Elie Saab; Chanel during Paris Couture in July

Who says women can only wear white on the big day? If the recent Paris Couture week is anything to go by, brides-to-be will be seeing a lot more pink pop-up on their wedding Pinterest feed.

From suede ankle boots to shearling coats, shop our edit of the best pink pick-me-ups in the gallery below...


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