Pretty in pink

Pink is a colour you probably spent a good chunk of your childhood wearing but now as an adult, you may think it is far too girly and childish. However, millennial pink is currently very popular, and there are so many ways for women to wear it.

Wear with denim: Androgynous cuts of denim make the best pieces for a laid-back look with pink pieces. You can also keep it classic with a pink button-down shirt, and denim shorts, while stepping in a pair of statement heels.  Throw on a chunky turtleneck sweater over sleek denim pants, and add a little bit of contrasting colour with a pastel coat. Play up the femininity of the colour by pairing a pink blouse with distressed skinnies. For a casual weekend activity, reach for black skinny jeans, and a graphic pink t-shirt.

Try a tailored cut: Suits are one of the most masculine things you can wear and will give a tough edge to your pink outfit. For those days when you need a bit of extra pep in your step, a belted bad boy is it. A cinched waist, bold hot pink colour, and streamlined silhouette will exude confidence no matter what the day throws your way.

Try pink athleisure: Bomber jackets, track pants and oversized tees will lend a sporty vibe to the colour. Sporty stripes and bold buttons are definitely what you want to breathe new life into pink outfits. Enter athleisure territory with track pant-inspired trousers or a comfy cotton-jersey dress.

Add grungy accessories: Styling anything pink with hardcore accessories like motorcycle boots or metal hardware is an easy way to take the colour from pretty to powerful. It’s hard to imagine the grunge style without leather in all its forms; from a biker leather jacket to a leather skirt. A tight pink leather dress worn with patterned or ripped tights will instantly make you look grunge. Details matter in the grunge style. Don’t forget to finish off with edgy accessories, such as ones featuring chains, spikes, studs, zippers and metallic details.

Play with cut-outs: Pieces that feature dramatic cut-outs will take the innocence that’s associated with pink away. Cut-outs add something extra to every dress, whether it’s a casual sundress or a cocktail dress—they are all about style and fun. Moreover, nothing says modern than a shoulder cut out detail of a pink leisure top for summer.

Choose softer shades: If pink really isn’t your thing, dip your toe into the colour trend by trying a shade that is almost neutral.

Go for oversize, shapeless outerwear: If you’re adding a pink coat or jacket, stick to boyfriend styles. Anything that cinches in at the waist or skirts out at the hem will look very girlie. You even have the option of long, to-the-knee cardigans, or maybe you would prefer a voluminous coat you can pair with polished pieces. A blanket coat is also on-point with a sleek belt and simple separates.