"Think pink! Think pink! When you shop for summer clothes. Think pink! Think pink! If you want that quel-que chose," sings actress Kay Thompson in the classic 1957 fashion film, Funny Face. The entire opening sequence hinges on an American fashion magazine declaring that pink has come to save the wardrobes of us all. A stretch? Maybe. But in these dreary end-of-winter days, not to mention end-of-lockdown days, it can be the littlest changes that make the greatest improvements to our mood. And quite suddenly, my entire Instagram feed (aka our thread of colleague-to-colleague work messages) are littered with pink outfits.
Pink, in all its many shades, is no strange to high fashion circles these days. About five years or so, a pink revolution came and the colour once and for all managed to shake off its dated associations and gender stereotypes. It became the official hue of millennials. Interiors, clothing and even hairstyles were updated to be rosy. It has been unwaveringly present on the runways ever since. This season, you'll find vibrant fuchsia shirting at Valentino, neon-pink everything at Christopher John Rogers and dreamy pastels at Chloé. And now it has broken through the sea of black puffer coats to become omnipresent in the influencer world. It's all I want to buy and wear right now, and I know many of my peers feel the same way too. In fact, we predicted this trend back in December last year.
So if you too would like to indulge in spring (if not 2021's) top colour, keep scrolling for some excellent outfit and shopping inspiration.