Rachel Bilson; Kate Bosworth on the cover of Nylon Magazine
Trendspotter Jeffrey Campbell was way ahead of the curve, introducing his Pink Rock collection in November of 2010. He re-released many of his best-selling shoes, such as the Lita and Mary Roks, each in a cool pastel shade of pink and varied materials. Designers showed similar collections that month, featuring pink just about everywhere- an offset of the tomato red trend, perhaps?
Sweet Enough To Eat
Another reason why this color may have trickled into the collections is that it is pretty much a universally flattering shade. It's perfect for Spring and Summer when paired with anything of the crisp white variety, and the paleness of the pink (as opposed to a more vibrant color), can also carry well into the winter months. The cool peach shade also looks great on most skin tones, as the rose can bring out lighter or darker complexions. It might seem daunting at first, wearing saccharine, but just look at Isabel Marant's Spring/Summer 2011 collection: it featured light pink denim for a mixture of surfer, sporty and preppy cool chic that still manages to be edgy and entirely fashionable. Treating pink as a nuetral, the way Marant did, allows you to take the color in any way you want.
Isabel Marant S/S 2011
ASOS is a clear winner here for selection. They have some truly gorgeous pieces in the perfect shades of salmon, coral, and rose. (And a rather spectacular pair of t-strap wedges has me foaming at the mouth, even though the largest size they have available is a 10. I might risk it.) Their Lace Up Biker Skinny Jean, $63, and Canvas Mary Janes, $80, are also spot on trend yet will definitely still have wearability after this season is over. And if the lace-up, pink denim is still a little too rock and roll for you (understandeable), ASOS also has a more regularly cut pair of jeans, in a similar shade: ASOS PETITE Exclusive Peach Skinny Jeans, $62.
ASOS Lace Up Biker Skinny Jean:
ASOS Hazel T Bar Wedge Sandals:
ASOS Pansy Mary Jane Canvas Wedge