The Hater's Guide to Pulling Off Pink

Whether you're a lover or a hater, there's no denying that pink continues to dominate this year's trends. The hue that once was relegated to Elle Woods, has had a resurgence among the fashion crowd, creeping its way onto the runway, and into the wardrobes of many of our favourite street style stars. Instead of feeling overly girly or saccharine, this time around, there's just something about the way we're wearing pink these days that feels effortless.

If you're finally feeling ready to let a little rose, "Tumblr-pink", or blush into your life, we're here to help you. These simple style tricks make wearing pink feel totally acceptable, even for those of us who are averse to anything that can skew too sweet. Play by the seven rules below and follow our guide to pulling off pink, no matter what your style may be.

Add a T-Shirt

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To balance out the femininity of a pretty pink skirt, try styling it with a casual motif T-shirt. 

Focus on the Exact Hue

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If you consider yourself particularly averse to the color pink, try adding dustier or peach-tinged spins on the hue to your wardrobe instead of something more shocking.

Go for Contrasting Colours

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To help break up the colour, try pairing it with more utilitarian shades of green or blue. 

Keep the Fit Relaxed

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We favour a more laid-back look when it comes to wearing pink. A slouchy blouse is a great way to incorporate the color into your wardrobe without it feeling too fussy.

Pair With Menswear

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Masculine meets feminine when you contrast a pink sweater with menswear-inspired styles like a blazer.

Pay Attention to Print

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To help break up a head-to-toe pink look, opt for something with an eye-catching pattern, like these floral pajamas.

Style It Sporty

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With the rise of athleisure, there's no easier way to dress down a pretty pink dress than by pairing it with a sweatshirt or sporty top (bonus points if you finish the look off with sneakers).