For someone who’s still a goth at heart, I have over the last few years sold my soul to the donning of pink.

And why wouldn’t you? Have you seen the current shades and textures on offer in the high streets? It’s like a smorgasbord of rose petals and Turkish Delight… or a delicatessen platter, if you think about it. But glorious to the eyes, nonetheless.

The wonderful thing about pink is that it can be combined with almost any colour and any texture, so long as you administer the right dose of it. Otherwise, you’ll end up being a walking tribute to Legally Blonde. Unless that floats your boat, of course. Each to their own.

Here’s our colour palette and mood board to suit any style:

Glam Rock

You can be bad ass and wear pink. Think Freddie Mercury, Elton John and David Bowie; it’s all about the fabric. You can’t ooze rock star without having a touch of decadence. Go for a crushed velvet mini dress or crop cami top, and dominate it  a leather jacket and leather trousers. Remember that the minor garment should be in pink, otherwise you might enter the 80s realm of George Michael in the Wham! days.

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Photo Credits: Top – Zara Online 2016, Middle – Daily Mail, Bottom – Pinterest, New Kewl May Stylespiray(tion)

Preppy Pink

A rose-coloured coat, a pair of blush suede ballerina flats, pretty pink culottes… This is where you combine femininity with power dressing. Masculine coats in pink cocooning duck egg blue jeans merge casual with smart. Pink pumps together with a pair of baby blue culottes or indeed a green duster coat are prime examples of where you can make that smidgen of pink pop.

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Photo Credits: Top – Lookbook New Zealand, First Middle – Zara Online 2016, Second Middle – Polyvore, Palazzo Bruciato, Bottom – Zara Online 2016

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Now, don’t be alarmed. We won’t be suggesting you turn into Plastics. However, a pink statement item allows you that moment of girly to come through, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. We recommend light pink cardigans or a flowy off-the-shoulder top with a pair of playful dungarees for that child-like vibe.

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Photo Credits: Top – Completecraft, Daily Mail 

Soft Futurism

The window displays have blinded us with the metallic shines on every item of clothing possible. Futurism is in, but that’s not to say that traditional pink has been left behind. On the contrary, it’s been playing a major role in the past few seasons’ colour schemes. Rose gold is a great go-to if you want to add a bit of softness to your metallic look, and silver is one of the most beautiful matchings that can be made with almost any shade of pink. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope with faux furs or sequins.

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Photo Credits: Top – Pinterest Zara Studio Collection, Bottom – Zara Online 2016