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Different shades of pink and camel coat

Different shades of pink and camel coat

Gloomy winter may be wearing us down, but the spring collections are almost here and nothing screams warm weather quite like a blossomy pink. In fact, the color pros at Pantone say rose quartz will be the number one shade of the season. Pastels will definitely reign the runways, with soft milky hues like mauve and baby blue helping us all take the edge off, but leave it to rose quartz to help you bring out your inner Molly Ringwald. Like a flushed cheek or a budding flower, rose quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.

Pink seems innocent at first, but you can use sensual silhouettes and rich textures to counter the hues' sugary sweetness. For a look of classic sophistication, go for silk and gloss satin fabrics. Lace and soft chiffon conjure up visions of elegance and romance, and a sweater or coat in the right shade can help you get that warm cozy vibe.

The delicate Pantone palette is easily overshadowed with the wrong colors, but the right outfit is effortless when you go for muted shades like neutrals of black, gray, white, or pastels. These color choices can be great for fancy outfits, casual-chic looks, or office wear. You can also accessorize by pairing pretty pink with a bag, scarf, belt, jewelry, or shoes in neutral shades and pastel colors. If you're feeling laid-back, try a pale pink top with distressed grey denim, or step it up a notch by pairing a mostly-pink outfit with black accessories like a bag or heels. For the ultra-feminine look, you can even mix different shades together. To make a bolder statement, wear Pantone's rose quartz with serenity, the other must-have pastel of the season. A baby blue button-down shirt with pale pink sleek trousers, a rose quartz coat with a pair of serenity blue shoes, or a blue dress with pale pink coat will make your look more trendy.

While you're playing with pastels, keep in mind that delectable makeup can do more for your outfit than all your accessories combined. A nude or deep pink lipstick paired with delicate mauve eyeshadow will blend in with your skin tone to give you a perfectly soft and neutral look.

Check out the pictures below for some stylish ideas on how to wear these lovely hues.  

Light blue sweater and pink cropped wide leg pants

Light blue sweater and pink cropped wide leg pants

Light blue dress, and pink duster coat, handbag and pointed heels

Light blue dress, and pink duster coat, handbag and pointed heels

Pink chevron pattern sweater and the pale blue coat

Pink chevron pattern sweater and the pale blue coat

Baby blue jumper and pink

Baby blue jumper and pink

Pantone color of the year rose quartz and serenity, joined for a soft fashion

Pantone color of the year rose quartz and serenity, joined for a soft fashion

Pink blazer and pants with white tee underneath

Pink blazer and pants with white tee underneath

Pink blazer and pants with black pumps

Pink blazer and pants with black pumps

White coat and pale pink lace dress with black belt

White coat and pale pink lace dress with black belt

Pale pink overcoat and black & white

Pale pink overcoat and black & white

Pink sweater, black jeans and white shirt

Pink sweater, black jeans and white shirt

Chunky pale pink sweater with white pants and black booties

Chunky pale pink sweater with white pants and black booties

Rose quartz flutter dress with black handbag and booties

Rose quartz flutter dress with black handbag and booties

Pink fur coat and black & white monochrome

Pink fur coat and black & white monochrome

Gray tee with pale pink skirt and metallic heels

Gray tee with pale pink skirt and metallic heels

Pink coat and grey

Pink coat and grey

Ripped grey denim and pale pink knit

Ripped grey denim and pale pink knit

Pink sweater and pleated skirt

Pink sweater and pleated skirt

Pink with different shades in sweater dress, bag and pumps

Pink with different shades in sweater dress, bag and pumps

Pink coat and scarf with burgundy handbag

Pink coat and scarf with burgundy handbag

Burgundy and light pink in good combination

Burgundy and light pink in good combination

Pale pink jumper and black leather pants with red platform heels

Pale pink jumper and black leather pants with red platform heels

Pale pink chinos and black bottom-down shirt

Pale pink chinos and black bottom-down shirt