How to Wear Pink the Grown-Up Way
Pink. It's a colour you probably spent a good chunk of your childhood wearing but now as an adult, wouldn't dare touch.
I for one was really into pink. By this I mean my room was pink, 90 percent of my clothes were pink, my underpants were pink . . . And don't get me started on the internal torture I experienced if my sister drew a pink hat out of a bonbon at Christmas and I didn't. Yikes. I was obsessed. But somewhere along the way, I lost my appetite for pink.
My style moved on from it's girlie beginnings during high school and to this day, I am left with a wardrobe full of boxy shapes in nothing but neutrals. Which by the way, I do love.
But now that millennial pink is a sure thing, it got me thinking . . . Why did I ever break up with pink? Why do so many women I know also steer clear of it? Maybe it's because the colour is forced upon us from the moment we're born and right through our younger years. And just like letting go of your boy band posters and floral doona cover signals maturity, ridding pink from your wardrobe also marks the transition into womanhood. I'm not sure . . .
What I do know though, is that candy shades of pink are a designer favourite. In fact, designer heavyweights like Alexander Wang, Gucci and Chanel all sent pink down the runway during the Spring 2017 circuit, and the colour is proving to be even more prevalent this year. And you know what that means? It's time to welcome your old mate, Pink, back.
Below are seven tried and tested ways to wear pink this year without feeling like your five-year-old self.