In the pink
It's Valentine's Day, and we just couldn't resist this most Valentines of shades.
Pink has a huge amount of stereotype surrounding it. Often receiving a bit of a polarised response, so many of my colour analysis clients often comment that either they avoid it at all costs or, conversely, many seek it out at every opportunity.
But love it or hate it, it's time to take a fresh look at the shade that has become the marmite of the colour world and provide you with inspiration to make it into a wow shade for you, whichever side of the marmite divide you have previously fallen on.
So often pink is paired in saccharine combinations and cutesy styles, and I wanted to show a few combinations that play with pink in less obvious ways.
I do love a bit of a colour clash with pink and red. If you're feeling brave you can go for full on fuchsia and red, but for a safer option that still feels thoroughly modern, try palest ice pink with punchy true red. Shown here: a Long Rio Wrap in True Red with a Silky Crew Neck in Pink Ice.
Pink and burgundy is such an elegant combination with just a little hint of the gothic about it. It is also less 'look at me' than red and pink, but full of understated confidence in its subtle clash. Shown here a Cosy Merino Wrap in Deep Claret and a Charli Top in Pastel Rose.
Worried about looking a bit unsophisticated in pink? Pair a bright pink or coral with soft white and shades of camel or biscuit to add a good dose of grown up to your pink. Shown here a Mid Cascade Wrap in Flamingo Pink with a Silky Tee in Soft White and a Florence Infinity Scarf in Biscuit.
Much like pink and burgundy, and incredibly subtle and non-girly, pairing a dusty brownish pink with sea green is such an effortlessly stylish combination. Try wearing a Paris Textured Jacket in Marine Teal with a Charli Top in Mink.
Want to go out all guns blazing? Everyone at Kettlewell is in love with this season's hot clash - bright pink with orange! Try a Cosy Cotton Top in Magenta with a Florence Infinity Scarf in Firecracker.