Think Pink for SS17

The trend I am most excited for this coming season is the colour pink πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’•Β πŸ’–πŸ’˜.

The SS17 Catwalk was festooned with all sorts shades from deep fuchsia at Topshop Unique and Hermes, pale pastels at Celine, powder-puff pink at Molly Goddard, candy floss hues at Shrimps, shiny sequins at House of Holland, ballerina pink at Bora Aksu and striking contrasts at Valentino.  SO MUCH PINK 😍

House of Holland
House of Holland
Molly Goddard
Molly Goddard


Bora Aksu
Bora Aksu

It is therefore definitely the moment to take advice from Maggie Prescott in Funny FaceΒ Β and ‘banish the black, burn the blue and bury the beige’ and ‘Think Pink!’.

Kay Thompson as Maggie Prescott, Editor of Quality Magazine in Funny Face, deciding that we must all Think Pink

I really do love a head-to-toe pink outfit, although it is very difficult to pull off, unless you are a character in a Hollywood film:

For date night, a pink tiara is a must

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The off-duty look, bubblegum is the ultimate pink accessory

Pink Lady Didi Conn as Frenchy in Grease
Pink Lady Didi Conn as Frenchy in Grease

Dressing up forΒ the Office, a pink twin set and don’t forget your hat

Natalie Portman as Jackie Onassis in Jackie
Natalie Portman as Jackie Onassis in Jackie

Off to afternoon tea, the pink ruffle dress (comes with matching hat)

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

That night out on the town, pink fish tail dress and long gloves

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

First day of term – tiny dog wearing matching pink jumper, check.

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

And for the big occasion, only a full length pink fur coat and matching up-d0, will do.

Shirley Maclaine as Louisa May Foster in What a Way to Go
Shirley Maclaine as Louisa May Foster in What a Way to Go

So in Hollywood Land, head-to-toe pink is completely acceptable, but in reality it is pretty hard to pull off – I would love to wander around looking like Shirley Maclaine in What a Way to GoΒ but I think, sadly, these outfits need to be kept in the fancy dress box, or just left to the likes of Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Grayson Perry and Barbie.

But pink is so fun, and and as the high street is about to be awash with the stuff, now is the time to incorporate, even just a tiny pop of it into your wardrobe.  And you definitely want to be clashing your pink with red. So below are some ideas and I hope you have happy pink shopping 😍.

Alice xxx πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’•



The Outfit

HushBalzac Tweed Jacket and Frayed Tweed Shorts

Ideally I want the weather to be exactly the right temperature for me to don this outfit, without tights. SO fun, I love this little pink combo.

The Dress

Paper London – Luna Dress – Β£350

It’s bright fuchsia pink and looks super once it’s on. You just need some matching heels to finish off the look.

The Heels

Sophie Webster – Lilico T-Bar Sandals – Β£495

Ok, I’m still obsessed with all things Sophia Webster – these are my current favourite, with delightful pink detailing

The Flats

Boden – Angelica T-Bar Flats – Β£85

These are hugely satisfying, made in pale pink grosgrain with a hint of red.

The Skirt

J Crew – Tulle Ball Skirt – Β£218

This Skirt. So pretty, and floaty and flouncy, all you need is a white tee to go with it.

The Jacket

Needle & Thread – Embroidered Rose Bomber – Β£235

I’m not usually a fan of floral fuss, but I do like this bomber style jacket very much indeed. Β Needle & Thread also do excellent full-length dresses if you are after something that won’t break the bank, too much.

The Shirt

Bruta – Margharita Shirt – Β£120

This pale pink shirt has daisies embroidered onto the collar. Take a look at ALL their other shirts too, just so pretty.

The Jumpsuit

J Crew – Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Β£250

It’s a jumpsuit! Can you believe it. I want to wear it all Summer long.

The Ring

Flora Bhattachary – Taxila Yaksha Ring – Β£520

This ring is really quite amazing, I love the pink sapphire and geometric cut combo.

The Top

Zara – Contrast Plumetis Top – Β£19.99

Pretty pastel and just the right amount of ruffles, a really good Summer top.

The Jumper

Oasis – Flamingo Knit – Β£40

It’s just super cute. Flamingos are totally still in.

The Bag

Boo – Suede Rose Pink Rucksack – Β£92

A tiny rose pink suede rucksack, yes please 😍

The Swimsuit

Pandora Sykes x Hunza G – Kerry Swimsuit – Β£135

Pandora Sykes x Hunza G - Kerry Swimsuit
I can’t remember the last time I wore a swimsuit (most likely at school) and this one has quite taken my fancy for Summer. A excellent red / pink contrast.


The Sunglasses

Cats Got the Cream – Work It Sunglasses – Β£20

These are very snazzy indeed. Wear with a matching sultry fuchsia pink lipstick.

The Lip

Dior – Exuberant Matte – Β£26.50

A fuchsia matte lip is exactly what is needed.

The Nails

FNUG – Short Skirt Nail Polish – Β£12.99

A sugary sweet ballerina pink – and it has no nasties in it πŸ’…

The Coat

Shrimps – Adelaide Coat – Β£595

Pink and fluffy, this is the coat you need.

The Drink

Pink Velvet Latte at Palm Vaults

It’s in Hackney and it sells pink lattes, which are not only instagrammable, they also taste good πŸ’˜

The Place

Pietro Nolita restaurant in New York

Ok, it’s in New York, but the interior is completely PINK. JUST SO GREAT πŸ’—

 And a nice pink Wes Anderson shot to finish ☺️

From The Grand Budapest Hotel