How to Style the Vibrant Colour Trend of the Year
While neutrals are trending majorly this year, there’s still room in your wardrobe for a shade of a more electrifying calibre. Queue the bright colour trend of the season-striking pink.
Be it a hot-pink runway à la Jacquemus’ Spring 2020 show, or a bedazzled bubble-gum ensemble like Dua Lipa’s showstopping Grammy Music Awards look, you don’t have to be a style guru to realise pink is carving its name as the bold colour trend of the year. And while it’s no secret that Team Monde are suckers for a sleek neutral, this edit has us donning our rose-coloured glasses and embracing shocking pink.
Designers have been riding the pink-wave for a while now, with Maison Valentino’s SS21 runway show proving pockets of bright pink are ruling the runway, and colour-blocking veteran Gucci cementing the trend with their 2021 Ready-to-wear collection. And although, at a distance, styling the shade may seem daunting, pink is actually one of the most agreeable shades on the colour wheel.
After 2018 transformed the colour-blocking trend from an 80s fashion faux pas to a modern style must-have, pink and red have been inseparable on the style scene. There’s no better way to pair the bright shades than to go all out in a pink and red ensemble- we’re thinking cherry-red wide leg red pants and a glossy pink chemise.
Street style monarch Pandora Sykes has long been a champion of the pink and red block, demonstrating that sometimes more really is more, complementing her vibrant outfits with equally colourful accessories. If you’re eager to create a show stopping outfit, but red isn’t your colour, orange and pink are quickly establishing themselves as an equally powerful chromatic duo. We’ve taken yet another leaf out of trendsetter Sykes’ styling book, gaining major inspo from this rusty orange blazer and raspberry midi-dress ensemble from 2018 New York Fashion Week .
Once characterised by ‘dumb’ blonde beauties like Elle Woods and Regina George, the definition of pink as a colour is slowly evolving into a strong and powerful hue of feminine divinity. Vivid power suits are priming the street style scene with millennial pink goodness, while pastel pink knits have us appreciating classic femininity.
Although bright bubble-gum pink is a sure-fire way to make a fashion statement, we know not everyone revels in a loud-and-proud fit. If you want to dial down the vibrancy of your next pink look, a subdued baby pink shade is the perfect splash of colour to pair with an assembly of muted neutrals and soft greys. From sandy bermuda shorts to sleek slate suit pants and white sling back heels, the styling opportunities for this trend are well and truly reaching the heavens.
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