We might not be able to point out when pink really started to have its moment again—was it when Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel came out? Or when Apple introduced a rose gold version of our iPhones? Or when millennial pink became the color of 2018? Regardless, they’ve all proved the color’s lasting power, subverting its gendered notions and even symbolizing greater causes.
With this year’s Met Gala donning a pink carpet recently, and a number of stars coming out with their fuchsia and magenta looks for the big event, there’s no way we’ll be backtracking on pink anytime soon. For the cautious like me, we might use pink as a pop of color to an otherwise toned-down palette, but these pegs below are here to serve some dominantly pink head-to-toe looks to tickle more of our playful side.
How to Wear a Dominantly Pink Outfit
1. Irene Kim
We kick things off with Irene Kim’s casual ensemble that plays with three solid shades—magenta, baby pink, and fuchsia. While this might seem like a no-fuss look, there’s some subtle play of textures here with her fuzzy knit sweater and those frayed denims that give it some edge. While she could have easily paired these with some white sneakers to maintain a slightly desaturated look her top and jeans pull off, the pop of her bright magenta Converse gives it that extra oomph.
2. Laureen Uy
The keys to Laureen Uy’s hot pink number are slick and shine. The uniform silky textures of her jumpsuit and her bag down to the lustre of her sandals make her look so much glossier in contrast to the rocky landscape behind her. Even her silky hair and the glare from her specs go together with the rest of this number, too!
3. Heart Evangelista
Heart Evangelista was right when she said a cute outfit makes morning runs all the better. Her textured vest, two-tone leggings, right down to her trainers all in similar shades of muted peachy pink unify this look optimized for comfort. She even sealed it with a nude lip! Who said we couldn’t look pretty while sweating it out at the same time?
4. Janine Gutierrez
Janine Gutierrez serves up some monochrome peachy pink in muted tones with trend-smart, strappy white heels. There’s a number of textures at play here with her clear beaded handbag and her frilly wrap neckline. Her straight-cut trousers with its chunky belt of the same peachy hue along with her wavy hair put up on one side give off that overall dainty vibe.
I know I’m not alone whenever I wish some children’s clothes would come in adult sizes, and eight-year-old Japanese instagram icon Coco fuels that desire all the more and sprinkles it with a bit of nostalgia, too. The fuchsias from her bucket hat, her T-shirt collar, and her pants tie this look together. My favorite, seemingly nondescript elements of this look, however, are her Gentle Monster frames paired with her transparent boots with light pastel pink soles, collars, and laces, which add a bit of gloss to the entire ensemble. She even contrasts the pink with her neon green net bag, brightening up her look even more.
6. Kicki Zhang
Kicki Zhang pulls off this laidback schoolgirl look with a bucket hat, a clean pink tee, a pleated skirt, high socks, and a pair of Adidas Superstars with some easy-to-miss floral detail. Her fuzzy hat and the lustrous fabric of her shirt and skirt make this look classy and playful at the same time, allowing her just enough room to run across the field once the school bell rings.
7. Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell looks like she’s about to ensure our safety onboard a plane like Britney Spears did in the unforgettable Toxic music video, except instead of a cut-out blue green uniform, we get a predominantly fuchsia look. Spot the tiny camouflaging handbag hanging from her belt which seemed just a bulky pocket at first! Her rimless wine-tinted sunglasses and those seemingly transparent heels don’t look very distant from the hues of her dress, binding the ensemble along a narrow range of fuchsias.
8. Martine Cajucom-Ho
Another laidback look comes from Martine Ho, who dons various shades of pink, which fall on the peachy and candy pink spectrums. The salmon hue of her structured bandeau top and her peachy nude drawstring backpack are as close to each other as that of her light pink cap, transparent strappy sandals with the same light pink detail, and loose-fitting candy pink pants. By jumping off the peach and candy pink hues, the look appears so fresh and wearable.
9. Hayley Kioko
Now this Hayley Kioko number might be dipping on the kitschier side, but let’s not underestimate the play on stripes here. The flow of verticals on her tank top down to her mixed-fabric jeans are suddenly cut across by the horizontal pink-and-white-striped long-sleeved shirt tied around her waist. The cotton candy pink of her jacket, shirt and the panel on her jeans contrast so well with the baby blue of her tank and the light wash denim, it’s almost impossible to not like this look given how the palette feels so easy on the eyes.
10. Camille Co
Camille Co dons this very feminine number with a light baby pink layered mini dress and some fluffy faux fur slippers that emanate such a youthful glow perfect for some daytime rendezvous.
11. Kryz Uy
While this Kryz Uy ensemble isn’t entirely pink, the combination of a dusty rose and some reds still work, as if the gradient of tints on her sunnies is blown up to make the rest of her outfit. She covers up her swimmies with a pair of frayed dusty rose culottes, perfect for lounging by the beach.
12. Esther Quek
Fashion editor Esther Quek dons this look with chosen pieces that fall between the spectrum of baby pink and wine, even diving into blacks for more contrast. Elements of her skirt go so well with the rest of her pieces: The a-line cut matches her tassel earrings while the checked print goes with her black oversized flat top sunglasses, and finally the laced detail at the hem mirrors the scallop of her sunnies, too.