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How To Make Pink Look Modern


by Marie Kelly
01st Feb 2017
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It might surprise you to hear, but pink is the new power shade for SS17. Instead of looking pretty in pink, this season the aim is to look empowered in it instead. How? By embracing masculine shapes and boyish details as well as contemporary cuts.

Choosing a piece with a sportswear vibe adds the necessary?nonchalance required to pull off this traditionally feminine colour. This Zara top with athleisure-style stripes looks cool rather than girly.

Contrasting rib top, €15.99 (reduced from €29.99) at Zara

Trench coats had a strong presence on the SS catwalks this year. This blush-hued Massimo Dutti trench reinvents the classic coat?with its?unexpected colourway, and adds a lovely boyish touch to the pared back shade.

Trench coat, €149 at Massimo Dutt

There’s something inherently unfussy about a sweatshirt that makes it work really well in soft, feminine shades. This Maje sweater would dress down a skirt but is still smart enough to wear under a blazer or as part of a suit.

Sweatshirt, €87 at Maje

Choosing a piece in a utilitarian fabric such as leather is a great way to undermine pink’s traditionally feminine associations. The added hardwear on this jacket toughens it up even further.

Studded leather jacket, €379 at uterque.com

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