Pinky Promise

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fashion_blog_gillian_lee_rose_gillianleerose_Styleblog_topshop_asos_streetstyle_wiwt_ootd_uk_fashion_blogger_high_street_H&MShirt: Topshop (similar here)

Shorts: Topshop

Boots: Zara (similar here)

Blazer: River Island (similar here)

Necklace: Primark

Watch: Michael Kors

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am loving the pink trend at the moment. It’s been a long time since pink hasn’t been seen as too girly or ‘not fashionable’ but it’s time has finally come and there are more ways than one to embrace the pink party.

If you feel you’re not much of a ‘pink’ person and don’t fancy donning an of the moment fluffy pink jumper for fear of looking like an extra from My Little Pony or spending over Β£100 on the latest pink ‘it’ coat, then try working it into your wardrobe in other ways.

I personally am really liking all the pastel fluffy jumpers and coats but if that’s not for you then go for other pink elements such as leather shorts like I have here. I have already showcased these shorts on my blog before but they really are amazing. I managed to nab them for only Β£15 which I was obviously super smug about. What’s great about these is that they can be worn all year round.

I teamed them with a black cami and some killer heels a month or so back when it was still hot at night. I’ve also styled them in a warm Autumn sunny day style here with the 3 B’s: bare legs, boots and a boyfriend blazer. Alternatively you can add a pair of black tights (opaque or sheer, whatever you fancy) a chunky knit jumper maybe with a shirt underneath and a statement necklace and a pair of boots for a more casual winter vibe.

I went for my gorgeous Zara studded boots. I love these boots as they are such an easy colour to work into any outfit. The studs run round the entire heel section and they are pretty heavy and sturdy so you know they have been made well. I tucked in a daisy lattice front white shirt and under the collar added a pretty pastel pink and gold gem necklace. You can’t see the necklace too well I just liked it as a little something extra to dress the outfit up a bit. I shoulder robed by boyfriend blazer, I love the over sized fit and the neutral colours work well with a lot of outfit choices. I think the blazer adds the perfect masculine/feminine balance to this outfit making it so wearable. I like the shirt and shorts combo here and for me it can be worn tucked in, left out or as I often like to do the little half tuck for a scruffy chic edge.

Pink doesn’t have to be girly, there are so many ways to work the trend. On my instagram I recently showed an example of how to toughen up the pink look with some black leather shorts, boots and a bow tie to balance out the feminine side of the outfit. Maybe go for a pink cable knit cardigan or jumper, for a way to ease yourself into the trend and see if you like it. If you don’t want to wear a piece of pink clothing then you could add a pastel pink satchel for a pop of colour or some pink shoes. ASOS recently did the most amazing pair of metallic pink brogues which I am beyond gutted that I missed out on. By the time I went to add them to my bag they’d gone! Always happens to me.

There are some gorgeous pink coats available that don’t cost the earth. There is THE Primark coat (if you can manage to find one in your branch that is, this coat is fashion gold dust) that at just Β£32 is unbelievable value. New Look and H&M also have a great range of coats this Autumn Winter so get searching.

I can’t wait to add a pair of tights and show you how I would style these shorts for the crisp cold Winter weather. Pink and particularly pastel pink is going to be staying on for Spring Summer ’14 so if you’ve been thinking about giving the trend a go then it would definitely be an investment that you can work into next season too.

What are your thoughts on pink? How would you work the trend into you outfit? Tweet me you pictures @gillianleerose

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Try a half tuck for a less polished look.
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Leave the shirt hanging loose for a more casual feel.
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