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There are some truly funny, peculiar and at times unpronounceable names of colors out there. Feldgrau, xanadu, falu and razzmatazz are only a few of the countless strangely named shades and hues, and they all come with an interesting backstory. Then came the Millennial Pink. We’re familiar with the term millennial and the color pink, but when put together, what type of shade do we get, and more importantly, what does it have to do with the millennial generation? As a hue, aside from this name, the Millennial Pink also goes by Tumblr Pink and Scandi Pink as well as Rose Quartz, a new name that arose when Pantone picked it for the Color Of The Year of 2016. It’s described as a softer shade that looks as if all the blue notes have been taken out, and later expanded to include a range of shades from beige with just a touch of blush to a peach-salmon hybrid. So, we understand that it’s not one hue per se, but numerous shades of pink that go by the same name. Regarding its connection to the millennial generation, The Cut attributes the popularity of this color to the blurring of gender roles that has taken place in the 21st century. This hue (or multitudes of it) represents an androgynous generation that refuses to be defined in limited gender terms. Boys, girls and undecided flaunt their pink garments proudly, and fashion designers are bending over backwards to cater to this latest craze, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Céline, Balenciaga being only a few of the fashion powerhouses. We see it in movies, beauty products, clothes, accessories, furniture and it seems that regardless of the fact that Pantone’s color of 2017 is green, Millennial Pink is still selling incomparably better. This leads to the conclusion that the color won’t be fading away anytime soon, so buckle up, stock up and see how you can upgrade your color game and bring more pink to your style. After all, life can get pretty gloomy, so a touch of pink is actually quite welcome.
Take your pink for an afternoon stroll
Taking a cue from one of the most influential gals of today, Miss Gigi Hadid, it’s time to forgo the neutral shades and hues commonly associated with outerwear and welcome a pink addition into your jacket family. The beauty of a pink jacket, aside from its breezy and summery quality is in the fact that it can go from casual to polished in a matter of minutes. Mom jeans and simple white tee followed by this coat make for a stunning casual yet super stylish daytime outfit. However, you can quickly ditch the jeans and tee, slip into a white or pale grey dress and be ready for cocktails and a fancy dinner in a nanosecond. And, if you have a great boyfriend who’s willing to go all matchy-matchy, buy a pink shirt for him, and make him rock it like Zayn does.
Almost all pink everything
Another great feature of this hue is that it goes great with other shades of pink. This year’s runways showcased a variety of pinks clumped together and it looked amazing. Soon, the new mantra will be ‘when in doubt go pink’, so dress up in love and make a statement. Millennial pink culottes are perfect for breezy summer days (and nights). Throw in a pale pink blouse and hot pink suede pumps. Rock one of the high-quality Italian designer handbags just to take things up a notch in the chic and luxury department. Red is a killer choice, because the age of ‘red and pink don’t mix’ is gone. Break the rules and take a walk on the vibrant side; that is how trendsetters are born.
Girl of summer
Yes, pink is great, but the epitome of summer always has and always will be the floral print. As the hue goes with everything, why not upgrade your wardrobe with an A-line midi Millennial Pink skirt, combine it with your favorite floral shirt and be the embodiment of femininity and honor this amazing season like it deserves. If you find that you love the color so much that you want it on everything, there is no law against layering your pinks with great flats and a bag to match. Makeup should be minimal, yet do not hesitate to accessorize for added glam by wearing false eyelashes.
Last but not least
Yes, we’ve covered jackets, pants, shirts and skirts, but worry not, dresses haven’t been forgotten. With frills being in full swing, this is the perfect time to unleash your feminine side and go with a bell sleeve mini dress. It’s fun, flirty, summery and the best part is, you can wear it for any given occasion and be voted best dressed, whether it’s a wedding, an outdoor party or just a lunch with friends.