Ever since the pink palette was seen in The Grand Budapest Hotel, the grapefruit of the Thinx underwear line, and all the way to the recent designs in Milan, this pink spectrum has found its way to every fashionable aspect of our lives.
And despite its presence in almost every era preceding this one, the famous pink is anything but outdated, and it’s just getting warmed up. However, unless you are our rising star Gigi Hadid with an instinct towards daring wears, perhaps you would appreciate our inside scoop with a few pro tips on Millennial pink and how you can style up your Barbie-inspired hues.
- THINK: PATTERNS
While 50 shades of pink truly allow for a plethora of creamy-dreamy combinations, your strawberry-flavored outfit could use a curious pattern to break the pink spell. For instance, the never-dying boho is still a beloved trend, and using nature-inspired shapes and outlines can bring a whole new level of fairytale mystery to your look.
Densely dispersed or sporadically asymmetrical, flowers, leaves, butterflies and birds are this season’s spring-in-summer preference, especially for those long, wrap dresses and skirts. The pattern won’t steal the spotlight from your beloved baby pink, it will only bring out its delicate beauty.
- PINK OVER YOUR SHOULDERS
Caroline Issa recognized the value of the Tumblr Pink early on in 2016, sparkling up her seemingly plain work-friendly combo. The millennial pink was the choice that gave her the note of effortless charm for everyday occasions met with style and grace. Everything else? Your choice, as long as it’s subdued and clean.
Just like her soft pink coat that will surely bring warmth to your autumn evenings (yes, this perky pink has no intention of abandoning us by then), your subtly delicious blazers and jackets in various salmon-peach and rosy varieties are all here to stay and keep you cozy in those late summer nights.
- VERY BERRY DOMINANCE
Sure, this particular pink palette is mostly in the range of light versions, but even their rich counterparts that belong to the dark side are perfect for seamless elegance when blended with a navy or black undertone. By all means, follow in the footsteps of Kate Foley and go dark for those special elegant outings, where you still wish to boast your flair, without compromising your dedication to this timeless color spectrum.
Combined with the modern day’s love for asymmetry and versatile sophistication, the Estella dress can be your new little black dress with a charming berry glow. Seemingly unimposing, yet bound to turn some heads, a single tasteful piece can leave plenty of room for other, softer accessories.
- MAKE IT POP WITH DARK DETAILS
If you’re anything like the rebellious Marta Pozzan with her chic all-pink outfits, or the ever-so-Disney Karen Elson in her pink gown, then you will be tempted and encouraged to boast a full-pink look. But in order for these hues to truly stand out, it takes that one detail that will make your pink even pinker.
A purse is the item where fashion meets purpose, and in this case, dark-toned luxury bags can be your balancing feature to even out the Barbie effect. A single contrasting accessory, whether that’s a purse, a choker or a bold belt, lets you satisfy your pink cravings while ensuring a color-clash that allows for perfect harmony.
- THE PINK FOOTWEAR CRAZE
Too hot for a pink blazer, and you’re bored of your peachy-pink pants? Although the latter is hard to believe, there are so many ways to wear the millennial mindset that it’s impossible to name them all. However, we can cover one of this season’s absolute favorites: wearing your pinks one step at a time.
Street style is in full swing, and it has no intention of fading away, so it makes perfect sense that your most comfortable footwear, your sneakers, should embody both the urban spirit of the modern millennial and your love for pink. Take your pick and enjoy your personal pink clouds, because even when you run out of pink ideas (which is close to impossible), these will always come to the rescue!
Written by Claire Hastings
Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.