In theory, the whole pink on pink thing sounds either too striking, too youthful or just too much. But, take a quick browse through many of the fall 2013 ready-to-wear shows from London Fashion Week, and you just might gain a new perspective. (See: Topshop Unique, Roksanda Ilincic, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Giles…the list goes on) Yes, the rosy color — regardless of the shade — is pretty. But when paired with a few killer accessories, like chunky black booties or this Fashionista’s python wedges, the look is fierce.
I never thought I’d be keen on sporting pastels, especially not in the fall, but these bright trousers are the perfect contrast. If she had chosen a plain white T-shirt instead of a peach blouse, we’d probably just note her bold pants and move on. But this Fashionista is way ahead of the game when it comes to coordination, and you’ve got to admire her tactics.
From the cherry red rims of her shades to her kicks, when it comes to this getup, you probably want it all. But the inspiration clearly starts with a flash of hot pink, so the first step is to decide just how slim you like your slacks. Girl. By Band Of Outsiders has tapered silk very similar to this Fashionista’s, and 3.1 Phillip Lim brings a cool, athletic vibe. Freda’s ultra-tailored version offers a bit more structure, and leave it to BCBGMAXAZRIA to mix things up with a chic color block.
Your button-up has got to have a subtle pink pigment, but it shouldn’t be too light. Shop NASTY GAL or Equipment for the very best options. Don’t worry if you have to splurge on some of these duds. At least you know you’ll still be right on trend come autumn.