March 29, 2016
It’s been on the runway since as early as SS2014, but like all solid, wearable trends, blush pink as a staple colour has taken some time to slowly trickle down into our daily wear out here on the streets. And we couldn’t be happier – for anyone who’s ever felt the pressure to equate office or formal wear with black and white, blush pink is one of the prettiest and easiest ways to return colour to that monochromatic palette of yours. Joining the ranks of grey, deep olive, and navy, the subtle, understated hues of this baby pink add visual interest without being jarring, so you’ll still look sharp and put together.
So, the obvious way to embark on your foray into this pretty trend is to start simple: pair single blush pink pieces with other neutral co-ordinates in your wardrobe – staple pieces you feel comfortable mixing and matching with. Tops are always a safe starter for incorporating new trends and can be easily toned down with jeans or black pants. Or take it up a notch and don a pair of blush trousers, which lend a more feminine air to a regular pantsuit silhouette.
2. Pair with the right colours
Even though co-ordinates are the easiest way to experiment, that also makes nailing them a tricky business. Blush pink may be a subtle shade, but there’s no denying that pink is a hard colour to work with no matter what. For foolproof combinations, stick to pairing the pink with black or white – the latter, in particular, will really elevate a clean, crisp daytime look. Naturally, blush pink goes well with other pastel tones, like baby blue, soft lilacs, and occasionally, very muted mints. Other wearable favourites are grey and denim, which add colour in a sophisticated way.
You’d be surprised, but blush pink has become quite the hot option for outerwear, especially in London and Europe. We’re talking bomber jackets, dusters, blazers, and full-on heavy-duty coats. While those aren’t necessarily a viable option here, it’s good to keep in mind that layering with a blush pink outerwear not only works aesthetic-wise, but looks and feel breezier too.
Purses! Skinny scarves! Pumps! But our absolute favourite manifestation of the blush pink accessory has to be sneakers – Superga is in on it, along with a host of top sportswear brands like Adidas (pink Superstars!), Puma and Reebok. And of course, that can only mean scores of high street fashion footwear brands have released their own versions of the blush sneaker. Nike, your move.
Just like how so many people are comfortable wearing all black, blush pink actually works as a monochrome full outfit too. We particularly like the look of pairing matching blush co-ordinates together, and finishing it with a girly pink sneaker for a powerfully elegant twist to the usual sports luxe vibe.
God, colour trends are fun. Looks like russet is coming up next; we’re calling it.