Despite its’ versatility and wide shade range, pink colour has had a serious stereotype attached to it for many decades now. Whether its the Legally Blond, Barbie or Mean Girls’ Wednesdays, it has never been taken too seriously and most of the time associated with a carefree mid-twenties female, who likes her tan brighter than her oranges and probably thinks that Beethoven is a name of a St. Bernard puppy. A very unfair stereotype if you ask me…
Truthfully, pink is one of my favourite colours. I love it when it comes to clothes, accessories, flowers and even food (who can resist a Rose Petal Ladurée macaroon?), all in moderation of course. Now, it’s important to note that when I say ‘pink’, I certainly don’t mean the brightest shade of fuchsia. I mean more like Hermés Rose Sakura – subtle and understated, almost transparent, yet still bright enough to make a statement. Call it baby-pink if you wish, but I figured Rose Sakura sounds better!
When paired with neutral colours, such as black or grey, I think it can look sharp and sophisticated (just remember Jackie’s iconic pink attire). Add a clean silhouette to all of that and you will have yourself a pink outfit without risking to look like a character from a 90’s chick flick. This is why when I saw this coat in Paul Smith, I knew that I had to have it in my wardrobe immediately. I might not be able to wear it every day, but I do know that such a classic cut and playful colour will make a great statement piece that will last me for as long as the stereotype of the pink has.
Coat – Paul Smith
Shirt – Topshop
Trousers – H&M
Shoes – Zara
Shades – Prada