STYLE GURU STYLE: The Little Pink Dress

Pink is the springtime black. Spring fever means the fashion world is a pink world. With 50 plus shades of pink like blush, fuchsia, salmon, flamingo, rose, crimson, and classic hot pink, revamp that boring, basic black wardrobe. ‘Tis the pink season!

Just like seasonal fashion fads, my personal style is ever changing, eclectic, and yet still timelessly classic. When choosing my attire for the day or for the night, numerous factors go into consideration. The looks are inspired by the season, the day of the week, the time of day, the event, my personal mood, and of course, from all over the fashion industry. Find me reading Vogue with my morning coffee, procrastinating on homework and browsing Pinterest for new and improved street style ideas, or following the fabulous lives of the world’s notorious fashion icons on social media for the 411 on the trends. And so, post research and style soul-searching, pink is the word and the 2017 springtime rage. Pink is the star of the show.

As a 20-something with an indescribable style, I am definitely part of the pro pink campaign. On a Monday to class, I might sport a pale pink graphic T-shirt, distressed boyfriend jeans, Steve Madden platform sneakers, and a baseball cap—AKA paying homage to Gigi Hadid’s effortlessly chic and sporty street style. Next, for a Wednesday at the office, perhaps I tuck my pearl white button-down blouse into a magenta pink plaid pencil skirt. Thank you, Cher from Clueless, for transforming plaid from geek to chic. And then, catch me Friday night on the town channeling my inner ’90s girl, rocking a leather mini skirt paired with an ultra neon pink tank, topped with a vintage denim jacket. On Wednesday’s, (well, and the other six days of the week), I wear pink. For any occasion, for all day and all night, and for the sake of staying on trend, say yes to pink.

Featured above is my wardrobe tribute to Carrie Bradshaw: an eternally classic rose pink a-line midi dress and two-tone wooden heel sandals. At Topshop, the minute my eyes met this timeless piece, it was a romantic moment of love at first sight. This look screams Sunday brunch or springtime soirée. But, that’s not all this little pink dress offers; the outfit possibilities are endless. Add white sneakers, an embroidered tote bag, plus cat-eye sunglasses, and set off to explore a new city with the perfect traveler ensemble. Even throw on a Moto leather jacket, fishnet stockings with chunky heel black booties, a vivid pink lipstick, and voilà: glamorous getup for a G.N.O. in Manhattan. All hail the little pink dress.

Live life colorfully and wear that little pink dress. Who’s to say pink is not a neutral, right? When in doubt, think pink!