No Apologies, No Excuses, This Is A Fashion Story All About PINK

Spring is taking its time in properly arriving so if the only thing I can do to inject some colour into the gloom is cruise the internet for a while filling up my fantasy shopping basket, then so be it.

Apr 18, 2013 at 10:00am | Leave a comment

I don’t even care if this isn’t a ‘trend’ (did you know how easy it is to make up a trend – you simply have to see three vaguely similar garments on three different catwalks and you’ve got one!) I just like pink and pink is what I want to wear right now and yes this does relate to my matching-lips-and-nails piece yesterday.

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I loitered creepily in Jane's office when I was in New York and it has a PINK WALL! (Ladybirds, model's own)

Also, spring is taking its time in properly arriving so if the only thing I can do to inject some colour into the gloom is cruise the internet for a while filling up my fantasy shopping basket, then so be it.

Pink doesn’t have to have insipid or ‘girlie’ connotations – it can be bold, punchy, powerful and very modern. My favourite shades are at the fuchsia end of the spectrum and I love contrasting a single block of pink against navy or even red – crazy, I know!

And YES I've used this clip from Funny Face before, but who cares? It's a classic. Enjoy!



Here are a few pink picks which I’ve got my eye on for right now and this summer...

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Abigail Lorick A-line tunic, £29, stories.com

This sleek, minimalist tunic from H&M's killer new store, & Other Stories, is the 'intellectual' way to wear pink, don't you agree? With grey leggings and ballet flats it'd be ideal for a dinner party or any time you want to look chic without appearing to have tried too hard.

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Tatty Devine hot house ladybird brooch, £30, tattydevine.com

But you don't want to look chic and intellectual all the time, do you? Sometimes you just want to wear a neon-pink ladybird on your bosom. This Tatty Devine brooch is for those moments.

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Uniqlo women’s light v-neck cardigan, £19.90, uniqlo.com

You can't beat a Uniqlo cardi over a crisp, buttoned-to-the-neck white shirt. Fact.

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Gap eyelet shirt, £19.99, gap.co.uk

Punched out holes moves this candy-pink Gap tee from 'meh' to 'ooh, want'.

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Toni’s Got Sole wedges in fuchsia, £30, tonisgotsole.com

Each year I add a new pair of Toni's Got Sole espadrilles to my collection. 2013 will see this pink pair joining its brethren in my closet. Wear with everything from rolled up jeans or chinos to shorts and sundresses.

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Topshop pink stripe shirt dress, £36, topshop.com

Weren't the Sweet Valley High twins 'candy stripers'? This Topshop frock is in honour of them...

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Topshop quilted ovoid crop jacket, £68, topshop.com

Spring/summer wedding? Top off a slinky shift with this bubblegum cropped jacket from Topshop - it makes me think of Jackie O and Mad Men and all sorts of other cool '60s socialite references.

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Whistles Iris blouse, £110, whistles.co.uk

Now I'm the proud owner of an Equipment shirt, I want MORE and this slinky rose-hued number from Whistles is top of my wishlist.

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American Apparel large leather carry all pouch, £48, americanapparel.co.uk

American Apparel makes me cringe quite a lot, but even I have to grudgingly concede that its leather clutches are lovely - this simple pink rectangle is the easiest way to wear the colour and jazz up an outfit.

So who's with me? Are you of the pink persuasion too?

 
 

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