Featured Author: The Gospel of Beauty
Photography: Brian Johnson
Location: Hyde Park – Tampa, Florida
Pink Reigns Supreme in This Fashion Trend
Spring may be months away, but the style trend is evident: Pink will reign supreme. In fact, at the Paris Fashion Week which previewed spring 2017, collections on the runway were apparently heavy with femininity and shades of sweetness.
Fashion Designers Adore Pink
Fashion powerhouse Balenciaga, for instance, featured a watermelon-pink turtleneck dress, while the style house of Valentino showcased a knee-length cape hybrid dress in stunning Schiaparelli pink. Givenchy, on the one hand, featured a long-sleeved dress with coordinating fringes in muted blush.
So what’s all this fascination with pink? Haven’t critics of the bubblegum color said enough about its “too saccharine” quality? The recent obsession with pink, it appears, can be partly blamed by the fact that one of Pantone’s colors of the year is Rose Quartz. Ah, that explains it. Move aside vegan Greenery.
Pairing Pink and Shocking Yellow and Lime
The other part of it may simply be that the fashion gods want to rethink pink to slightly strip it of its “Barbie color” reputation. Thus, the runway was painted with shades that were deemed less sweet to the fashion taste. For a modern take, stylists have paired pink with edgier colors like sulphuric yellow and minty lime to slightly tone down its feminine appeal.
Pink Is Hot on the Runway
It appears the love of pink has spilled beyond the runway and into the red carpet as celebrities were spotted wearing various shades of pink in recent award shows. At the 2017 Golden Globes Award, Carrie Underwood wore a pink and ruffled Iris Serban gown, so did Felicity Jones and Zoe Saldana who both wore the feminine color to the award show.
Can You Wear Pink if You Don’t Love It?
But what if pink is not in your list of favorite colors? Can you still look stylishly on-trend with spring’s shade of choice?
Our advice: Do it in small doses. Add a pink scarf, a fashionable criss-cross bag or a pair of pink pumps.
If baby pink is too girly for you, consider a different shade of pink. A good rule of thumb is to find a shade that fits your hair color and skin tone. A blushing pink may wash you out if you have a fair complexion.
Instead, opt for a hot pink dress to amp up your overall look.
Simple Tricks To Slay The Pink Trend
- Wear pink in combo.
- To give pink an edgier appeal, don’t be afraid to shake it up.
- Limes and bright yellows have a jarring but pleasant appeal to pink.
Ultimately, whatever shade of pink speaks to you, remember the number one fashion tip: Keep it fun! For Ariana and I, when it comes to being playful with color choices, we say: “Yes, pretty, pretty pink please!”
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Tell Us What You Think About Pink!
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About the Author
Featured Author Gospel of Beauty is a blog about beauty, wellness, style, home decor and travel, but in the words of it’s author, it is also “a love letter to my bursting-with-curiosity daughter, Ariana Grace. Every post is meant to teach her the important and finer things in life, like how to find happiness, how to live healthy, how to decorate her room like HGTV’s Joanna Gaines, how to travel like a Parisian and how to have breakfast at Tiffany’s ala Audrey Hepburn.”