FLASH BACK to Kay Thompson playing the editor of a fashion magazine in 1957’s “Funny Face.” “Banish the black,” she commands and declares that in her next fashion spread, “Everything goes pink!” Fast forward to spring 2017 when Thompson’s same dictum is on trend. Fashion’s fascination with pink is making its statement on everything from dresses, jackets and coats to handbags, hats and shoes.
Skeptical? Well, consider the pink, cat-eared pussy hats worn at the women’s protest marches in D.C. and other cities this past January. And that tomorrow, April 12, is the International Day of Pink, a day to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about all forms of bullying.
Pink doesn’t have to be saccharine sweet, too girly or clichéd. Find a shade that flatters you and stick with clean-lined shapes. Stay away from ruffles. Use shocking pink bags and shoes as wardrobe energizers. And, if the thought of pink gives you hives, wear that wrap dress or satin trench over black or navy.
See our roundup of pink clothing and accessories to surprise your wardrobe with this spring.
Janet Kelly recently posted about spring-ready coats and jackets.