25 Reasons To Give Pink Another Chance

As young people reject gender binaries, it's interesting to see pink, a color traditionally associated with hyper-femininity, increase in popularity. But, it's 2017, and people are wearing what they want, how they want: men have makeup routines, women have shaved heads...so it's no surprise that the shade formerly the preserve of Barbie and Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods has been reclaimed by designers, editors, and industry movers, taking it from the clutches of sickly sweet stereotypes and positioning it at the center of their aesthetics.
The spring '17 runways saw the color worn in every shade, from fuchsia and rose to peach and magenta: Balenciaga paired ruched raspberry with lavender, while Valentino opted for a block color-clash against red; Chloé served its signature dusty hue, and Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma collaboration showed just how nicely carnation and amaranth suits silky sportswear. Basically, it was the antithesis of the normcore and minimalism of seasons past.
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But, thanks to labels like Gucci, the maximalist effect is in full force, with feminine pieces artfully thrown together in a party of prints, colors, and textures. And really, what's more fun to play around with than a whole lot of pink? Here's some picks to help get things started.
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Zara High Rise Trousers with Zips, $49.06, available at Zara.
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Le Specs The Last Lolita Opaque Red, $119, available at Le Specs.
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Vetements x Manolo Blahnik Satin Slingback Pumps, $1,585, available at Net-A-Porter.
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& Other Stories Striped Cotton Sweater, $65, available at & Other Stories.
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Acne Studios Lab Jacket in Pink, $380, available at Need Supply Co.
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Loeil Marcelle Pant, $98, available at Loeil.
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H&M Studio Nylon Jacket, $59.99, available at H&M.
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Sies Marjan Darby V-neck Silk Top, $415, available at MatchesFashion.
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Topshop Floral Ruffle Midi Dress, $95, available at Topshop
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Rejina Pyo Sara Suede Jacket, $1,340, available at Moda Operandi.
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Calder Blake Bianca Bodysuit - Pink, $82, available at Lisa Says Gah.
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Shrimps Adelaide Coat, $729.95, available at Shrimps.
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Warehouse Stitch Seam Trousers, $75, available at Warehouse.
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Storets Dian Shoulder Bow Blouse, $68, available at Storets.
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Pugnetti Parma Backpack & Fanny Pack, $1,561, available at YOOX.
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New Look Wide Sleeve Sweatshirt, $23, available at ASOS.
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Gucci Silk Crêpe Shirt, $1,300, available at Gucci.
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Miu Miu A-line Skirt, $1,445, available at MyTheresa.
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Molly Goddard Tessa Pink Top, $428.15, available at Molly Goddard.
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New Balance Lateral Patch Sneakers, $80, available at Farfetch.
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Ashish Embroidered Short Sleeve Dress, $2,559.10, available at Browns Fashion.
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Staud The Sandro Jumpsuit, $250, available at Staud.
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