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This Is How French Girls Reacted To Zara's Hot Pink Spring Collection

Could fuchsia be a break-out color in Paris?

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If there was one thing we could ascertain from the SS17 runways, it was that pink is the new black. Boldly upgraded from the fashion world’s firm-favorite shade of blush, the collections were filled with fuchsia pieces from head to toe: one of our stand-out looks from the season was a Ralph Lauren fur coat with feathered shoulders, complete with a rock’n’roll v-neck pink tee and pants. We also saw flashes of hot pink on in the collections of Valentino, Balenciaga and Altuzarra, proving that this is the color you’ll want to be seen in this spring. 

With the first Spring Summer collections hitting the shops this week, we’ve been excited to see hot pink appearing everywhere, but there is one retailer we can always rely on for the best runway-to-high street looks: Zara. 

The Spanish store’s latest drop is flamingo pink throughout, complete with a Raf Simons-style distressed sweater dress, ruffles that wouldn’t look out of place in a flamenco club and biker-style Barbie pants. 

While we at Wheretoget are thrilled that the fashion set has started rocking our team color, we were curious as to what our Parisian counterparts make of the latest drop. The French are renowned for their chic elegance, minimal color palettes and, most importantly, their love of Zara. So how are French girls reacting to this pop-tastic collection? 

"I looooooooooove pink", exclaimed Léa, who works in fashion. Feryl was on the same page but not quite as convinced: "I love the look, but I wouldn't buy it." And what about Lucie? "I'm still trying to figure out if I like it." 

Margaux and Léonie both agree that it's a cool, fresh collection, but would they wear it? "I have hot pink gloves that I wear with my burgundy coat", Margaux told us, "I also have a hot pink bag... and a pink sweater. So I like pink but obviously I wouldn't wear the total look; it doesn't suit everyone." So perhaps the whole head-to-toe style isn't going to be a winner on rue de Rivoli, but maybe the collection will encourage Parisians to break out of their color-palette comfort zones. Or maybe they already have: according to Margaux, French women have been wearing more color than ever, and Léonie's friend had just been complaining about how Zara only designs in white, gray, black and blue. 

So could this hot pink collection be the last bit of encouragement needed for the French to embrace the whole color spectrum? "You'd have to make the gueule [a trademark French scowl] all the time, you know," Lucie jumped in, "otherwise you'd look like a cheerful clown. No way can you smile in those shades and puffy sleeves. So I guess it could be good on some grumpy Parisian girls."

Only time will tell who will boldly wear what no Parisian has worn before, but with Fashion Week making its way toward the City of Light, we bet there'll be more than one pair of pink pants lingering outside the shows. 

Check out the hottest pink picks from Zara's latest collection and decide for yourself whether you're ready to add a flash of fuchsia to your closet: 
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Maxi Sweater With Rips - $70
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High rise Trousers With Zips - $70
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Dress With Frilled Sleeves - $50
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V-Neck Choker Top - $50
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Frilled Skirt - $70
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Coat With Full Sleeves - $199
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High Neck Top - $50
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Dress With Open Sleeves - $50
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New Sweater - $50
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Sweater With Side Slits - $20
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Frock Coat With Pockets - $129
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Extra Soft Beanie With Knot - $16
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Fringed Heel Leather Sandals - $90
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Contrast High Heel Shoes - $50
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3-Pack Of Ribbed Socks - $16
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