Pretty in Pink

Style Theory: The grey winter days always draw me towards a soft, pink palette, it seems to make your skin glow and will add a little, subtle touch for colour to your winter/spring and summer 2016 wardrobe. 

The SS16 catwalks were full with differing shades of pinks, from pale pink organzas to soft tulles to pleated fuschias mixed with golds (Isabel Marant) and reds (Chanel)...
Chanel, Chloe, Carolina Herrera, Tibi
Stella McCartney, Delpozo, Erdem, Alexander McQueen
Chanel, Isabel Marant, Gucci, Rochas
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As you can see above pink featured in so many designer's SS16 collections and it will therefore follow suit on the high street. The fashionistas on the street were quick to pick up on this colour trend wearing pink with aplomb..

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So how does this translate down to the high street? The colour is coming through in knitwear, dresses and accessories. Mix with neutrals (greys, camels, denim and black) or clash up with merlot and red to create eyecatching, feminine looks...
Whistles @House of Fraser £160
A beautiful shade of pink and a fabulous shape of sweater. Slightly expensive but it is 100% cashmere (hand wash) Wear with skinny blue jeans, white trainers and an oversize pale grey scarf for Spring perfection.
Mango @John Lewis £39.99
Style this jumper as above or wear with a silver pleated midi skirt and merlot coloured heels for a cool look.
French Connection @John Lewis £75
A beautiful, soft pink, I would size up on this sweater and wear with slouchy grey tracksuit pants and stan smith trainers, add a contrasting grey scarf and biker jacket for a chic, laid back look.
&Other Stories £69
This silk shirt is a classic shape brought up to date with a neck tie. This would look stunning tucked into a pair of boyfriend jeans with black heels or wear with tailored ankle length trousers and Chanel-esque pumps.
H&M Crepe Blouse £14.99
A budget, wardrobe basic, this crepe blouse will look great unbuttoned slightly with fine gold necklaces layered, tucked into a pair of ankle length skinny jeans.
Cos Drape Detail Top £59
To balance out this floaty top I would pair it with skinny jeans or tailored trousers, add a pair of pointed kitten heels for added glamour.
Finery Satin Trapeze Dress £45
This dress is gorgeous, wear it now with black opaques and black heels (it has black bonded fabric on the inside so would look fab with black accessories) wear in the summer with flat, tan, strappy sandals.
Finery Mallow Tunic Dress £49
A stunning dress, buy now wear in the summer with strappy sandals or with white trainers.
&Other Stories Cap £35
I am slightly obsessed with caps at the moment, this would look fab with a grey oversize coat and skinny leather leggings and trainers.
&Other Stories £12
Love these, I will have to buy them.. gorgeous with pale pinks, greys and beiges.
Burberry Fuschia Pink Scark £335
I know, ridiculously expensive for a scarf but this is pretty gorgeous and a nice addition to any wardrobe should you be able to afford it.
&Other Stories Cashmere Scarf £65
Super soft and in a beautiful colour, a real luxury item, perfect for travelling (use as a pillow) indulgence at its best.

My Style
Last days of Christmas holidays, I have worn this cardigan non stop (a Christmas present from my Mum and Dad) love love it!
Cardigan - American Vintage @Quattrorish £110
Dungarees - H&M Old
Sweater - Boden 
Bag - Gucci @Selfridges £650
Bangle - Black and Sigi 
Shoes - Topshop £12 (sold out)

So I, for one, adore pink and will be buying a few pieces this season to add colour to my wardrobe. I will still be sizing up on all sweaters so they are slouchy and baggy and will be keeping trousers and jeans neat and skinny (although current Christmas excess weight makes this slightly tricky!)

Are you a fan of pink, will you be indulging in this colour trend this year? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xx


  1. Pink is my FAVE colour and still obsessing over your bloody pink coat which I cannot find ANYWHERE! Ha ha... I will not give up this mission!

  2. I did order a pink sweatshirt recently but it's going back - I died a little in it but it was the shade that was wrong more than anything. But I am thinking about it ... I am a trier.

  3. Love your cardigan, it really suits you (love those topshop shoes too). I suit stronger pinks, I think, but I love love it with greys. Those &otherstories sunglasses are lovely. As for the fuchsia scarf... good job it is far too expensive!

  4. Hi, I love that pink cardigan. What size do you have? Do you know where I can get it, or am I too late?! It's sold out at Quatroish.