Fashion & Beauty

Pink Gets Pinker

Left to right, Pierpaolo Piccoli for Valentino, Warby Parker sunglasses, Frances Valentine Portia bag, Gap tassel earrings, and Lululemon Align leggings. Information below.

By Nancy McKeon

YOU CAN’T SAY we (and everyone else in Media Land) didn’t warn you that pink was coming! (Look back at Janet’s August 2022 post to see what we mean.) Yes, of course, pink has been with us forever. But the Millennials made it their own a few years ago, and then the Barbie movie (it opens worldwide on Friday) really pumped up a Fuchsia Frenzy.

Some of the items that Janet wrote about are still available. Rothy’s still offers The Point flats in Dragon Fruit, which is, believe us, PINK! Nars still features Schiap, a matte vivid pink lipstick no doubt named for Elsa Schiaparelli, who basically “invented” shocking pink. And Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino continues to offer just about everything in a rich, seductive pink, including a small Rockstud crossbody bag ($1,500) and recently added the easy-to-wear silk Cady Couture pink tunic top with a V-neck caftan-style top ($2,500). The coordinating Cady Couture trousers, with a comfy drawstring waist, are $2,200.

But now there’s more. My goodness, there’s more . . .

Gucci is having fun in Logo Land with this GG cotton-and-silk-blend cardigan, $2,150 at The coordinating miniskirt is $1,200.

Go for a Barbie-friendly look with Warby Parker’s NST2-002 Pink Nebula sunglasses,  $95 for non-prescription, $195 for readers or single vision correction, $395 for progressives. If Pink Nebula is too intense, you could try Shea in Rose Guava ($95 to $295) or Durand in Rose Water ($95 to $295).

Gap has gone Full Barbie with movie-logo merchandise for the younger set (and the pet set!). But there is still plenty of pink for grown-up girls, including this Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress (above) in Sizzling Fuchsia (on sale for a limited time for $31). It’s made of cotton and rayon with a touch of spandex. And if you want just a touch of the color de la saison, these Babs Topknot tassel earrings (below) may be the answer ($54).


Gap’s Athleta division offers a powdery pink pullover jacket in ripstop poly and spandex for warming up or cooling down. The Boundless Popover in Maritima Pink comes in a full range of sizes (and also in bright white and brown-olive) for $129.

Just in case you’re not in competition for the ugliest, bulkiest shoe of the year (so many contenders!), you might consider the Ainsley Mary Jane with block heel in a delicate pink (also in black, beige and a vivid blue). They’re $150 at Anthropologie.

From Frances Valentine comes the Portia Satchel in Naplak leather (which has a glossy, somewhat crinkly effect). It can hold a laptop as well as everything else you need on a daily basis. It comes in a very sunny yellow, plus grass green and a pale ivory. The pink is on sale for $418 (the other colors are $698).

From Lululemon come two additions to the New Pink Universe. Above, the brand’s Align Ribbed High-Rise Pant comes in Sonic Pink in three lengths, 23, 25, and 28 inches. Designed for yoga, the light colors are lined for coverage. They’re $118.

Below, Lululemon’s Pace Rival Mid-Rise Skirt, $78, comes in Lip Gloss (also black, white, and dark red). Shown is the extra-long version (17 inches); also available in 12- and 15-inch lengths.


If pink will complement your peonies or your pink bikini, the Blushing Palms Inflatable Minni-Cooler from Minnidip may call to you ($28 on the Minnidip site).

And lest we forget: the MyLittleBird, the rosy rosé cocktail, compliments of Bacardi, that launched our site in March 2014:

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5 thoughts on “Pink Gets Pinker

  1. Stephanie Cavanaugh says:

    I just can’t bring myself to wear pink – but I painted my linen closet fuchsia, which makes it happy.

  2. Nancy G says:

    I’ve never been a pink person, but those sunglasses might do it for me.

  3. Christine says:

    My Little Bird cocktail! Brilliant.

  4. Nancy says:

    Ha! What’s the old saying, something about how the gods laugh while we make plans? I remember an old boss telling us that his daughter was going to be a “white wicker baby.” Always wondered how that played out.

  5. Carol says:

    I love all things pink.
    A funny pink story… I went to a baby shower for my niece she was having a girl (her first of 2 daughters), and her MIL told me not to buy anything pink as the mom-to-be was a tomboy and hated pink. She thought she could control her daughter(s).
    Well guess what? Her daughters are 8 and 5 and pretty much will only wear pink.
    My daughter by age 5 would only wear dresses. Those stubborn Lichty women.

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