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How To Wear Pink Even If You Don't 'Do' Pink

From blush to magenta.

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There is no getting around the fact that pink is quite literally the new black. From the soft, millennial pinks we’ve seen all over Instagram to the bright, borrowed-from-Barbie shades that have taken over Fashion Week, this is undeniably the color of the season. 

While it’s our favorite color and we’re thrilled to see magenta everywhere we look, we also understand that for some it can be a bit of a challenge, and for others it’s just an absolute no-no. 

For the uninitiated and the uncertain, check out 4 ways to work this season’s hottest color into your look book: 

distance makes the heart grow fonder


If your problem is that hot pink just doesn’t suit your coloring, don’t despair! There are still a handful of ways to incorporate it into your look – but don’t set your hopes too high, because a head-to-toe pantsuit is still off the cards. Basically, our advice is to situate it somewhere that won’t be directly in contact with your skin or hair, such as around your waist, as a belt. With your pink accent accessory safely in the middle of your torso, be sure to surround it with colors that compliment both it and you. 
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Free People Cougar Leather Belt - $150
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Future State Eternal Love Tee - $44
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Topshop Moto Bleach Lucas Jeans - $80
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Uterque Leather Tote Bag - £175
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non-committal accessories


This is a simple solution to testing the waters if you’re simply not sure how into this palette you are: removable accessories. A pair of rose-tinted glasses, a glittery iPhone case – these are items that you can either remove or hide throughout the day as you gain or lose confidence in your relationship with pink. 
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Urban Outfitters Sunshine Aviator Sunglasses - $18
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& Other Stories Glitter iPhone 6 Case - $13
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Free People So Soft Plush Scrunchie
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Zara Special Edition Embroidered Scarf - $40
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It's all in the detail


Start small. Try a mesh sock or a tassel earring – even a simple slick of nail polish – to get you started on your addiction to pink. There are plenty of ways to style it, too: you could blend your bright accessories in with equally bold pieces (see: how to colorblock like a street style star), or you could really let them pop by toning down the rest of your outfit. 
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Zara 2-Pack Of Mesh Socks - $13
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& Other Stories Metallic T-Shirt - $39
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Mango Gingham Skirt - $50
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Mango Metallic Leather Mules - $130
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ease yourself in


Perhaps you’re committed to transitioning from an all-black to an all-pink closet this summer – something we’re totally on board with. But there is always that awkward in-between phase of re-adjusting your style to suit the new shade. So we recommend easing yourself in by pairing items with peachy accents to welcome in your new all-pink pieces. 
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Eloquii Neoprene Pencil Skirt - $60
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River Island Plus Black Floral Crochet Cold Shouler Top - $60
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Topshop National Studded Heeled Boots - $100
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Boohoo Plus Caitlin Wrap Tie Waist Trench Coat - $35
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