It’s 12 years today that Mean Girls (possibly the most quotable film in the last 20 years) came out, and to commemorate this occasion we have decided to give you a little lesson following one of the famous Mean Girls rules: On Wednesdays we wear pink!
I know pink isn’t everyone’s first choice, but it hit the runways this spring in full force, plus pink pastel has already flooded the streets this summer, so we thought we’d let you in on our pink guide, how to wear it.
1. Shade wisely
For the fall, pink-infused berry shades are the ones to go for and for summer, a light or pastel pink is always a winner.
Drinks with the girls? It's time to wear your jacket with something a little more summer-y rather than black. BBQing this weekend? Style your light-pink tops with everything from the lightest blue jeans to understated tones of olive green. To get a sophisticated mixture for work, choose a more muted shade. Cherry blossom, mimi, dusty rose and queen are safe bets for a more subtle look. For the bright obsessed, our Amber ballet pumps in coral will make a bold statement and cameo pink is an ideal hybrid for the trend setters out there.
This may seem obvious, but toning down a pink piece with black, grey, or tan gives an outfit a more professional and delicate tone.
Try putting your pink blouse with a smart black pencil skirt. Or to turn head’s this summer, wear a tan dress and a statement pink bag. Pink and grey is a great look which you can pull off all year round with some versatile pieces. Try some dark grey bottoms with a soft pink top, this can look as equally complimentary.
3. Man up
Well-placed menswear accents can make even the most girly ensembles more edgy. To tone down your pink palette or to make your frilly outfits a bit less "Bianca in 10 things I hate about you", add a fitted blazer or smart trousers.
Use pink accessories rather than making it the key colour. Instead of thinking of pink as the main accent in your outfit, try using it as an extra to complement other shades. If you're wearing your favourite skirt and tee, add on a pair of our pink Olivia ballerinas.
So, what would we wear?
For a nice summer day, a pair of our Isobel flats combined with a cute tee and statement bag.