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.