2017 Is the Year to rethink Pink
You can never have too much pink in your closet, and rose-colored everything has been HUGE news in 2017.
It started with the New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collections at the end of last year, when we noticed the hue was an ongoing trend among designers, and in London, the popular shade made a number of runway appearances, as well.
By the time fashion week arrived in Milan, Alessandro Michele’s latest collection for Gucci took place within an all-pink-everything boudoir, from the set’s carpet and ottomans to the hazy lighting.
Finally, in Paris, the rosy hue still reigned, especially at Valentino, where Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his first-ever collection as the sole creative director for the major fashion house. With so many designers thinking pink, we’ve pretty much considered the color a neutral!
Since then, the beautiful rosy hue has staked it’s continued claim on our closets, our makeup routines, our decor and by proxy (and perhaps most frequently of all) our Instagram feeds, solidifying the colour’s “It” status among the fashion set for many more months to come.
3 Reasons why you will probably, definitely wear Pink this Spring
#1 The fashion world *really* loved Pink this year.
Top Designers at Céline, Gucci, Loewe, Valentino, Sies Marjan, Alexander McQueen, Molly Goddard, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and literally dozens more sent out an assortment of rose-hued ensembles for Spring and Summer 2017 continuing the trend throughout their Fall 2017 collections.
The colour will be everywhere the rest of this year and expect to see gorgeous Pink garments at fast-fashion brands such ZARA, Mango, Country Road and Cotton On, that you can add to your wardrobe instantly.
#2 Pink Spiked by 500%
Pink has had the biggest increase (hands-down!) on social media this year with a staggering 515% uplift on Pinterest since the beginning of January!
Whether it’s the key theme of Prada’s latest show or in the background of every other Instagram picture – stylists, buyers and editors are all wearing the rosy hue and the fashion savvy are taking notice.
#3 Pink is pretty
Whether you prefer a highlighter hue to a glittery version, a bold berry tone, a soft pretty pastel or blush, Millennial pink is the colour that keeps on giving.
A very flattering colour, the delightful hue will compliment olive, dark or pale skin tones equally well.
*Smartgirl Tiffany is wearing a beautiful blush ensemble perfect for Spring. Adding a bit of edge to the prettiness of the satin skirt, she teams up her look with funky blush La Coq Sportif sneakers. Gorgeously soft but still unconventional and trendy.
How to wear Pink at the office?
From blush to bubblegum and rose to rouge, we’ve certainly established that pink is definitely this season’s hottest colour, but how to create a pretty in pink corporate look?
One of the Smartgirls’ favourite colours to wear to the office (we wear it every week!), we think pink is a rather misunderstood colour – it is often associated with being overly girly, but it all depends on styling, and there is certainly a way to wear the rosy hue in a very fashionable and professional way:
- The key to look professional in pink is to wear well-tailored pieces. Tailored jackets, shift dresses and structured blouses add a touch of feminine professionalism to an outfit.
- If you are not sure about this trend or new to wearing the rosy hue, the easiest and safest way to start is by picking a neutral tone and then adding pink layers.
- If a head-to-toe Pink look scares you a bit, choose the colour as an accent – belts, handbags and even shoes can add some feminine punch to a more serious outfit.
Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink – Lilly Pulitzer
Get the Look • Smartgirl Tiffany is wearing:
- Blush Cotton Tank Top • Woolworths
- Blush Pleated Skirt • Country Road
- Blush Sneakers • La Coq Sportif
- Rose Gold layered necklaces • Lovisa
- Trio of Rose gold rings • Lovisa
Custom Spring bouquet:
Tony Peng for ENVIE
Concept & Styling:
Hair and Make-up:
Tiffany Pienaar for Tiffany. It’s a girl thing
- FJ Potgieter for Eye Poetry Photography
Bloemfontein Inner City