Pink that is. For hot, hot fuchsia pink is everywhere and worn terrifyingly (if you aren’t that sort of person) with red. You may think hot pink is a colour best kept for high summer but I would beg to differ. I bought this Lofty Turnback Jumper £34 from Topshop back in January and it has brightened up joggers and jeans alike over darker days. I also have this lovely pink Trumpet sleeve Top £29 which will be perfect for the summer but has also worked very nicely with a camel coat and jeans.
So here are the hottest pieces out there to kick start your spring:
On the top front, Warehouse has this Tie Sleeve Top £20 which still has the all-important sleeve detailing but on the less flouncy side.
For a simple shell top that would look great under a jacket or worn on it’s own in the summer, then try Boden’s Claudette Shell Top £45.
For a knitted sweater you could wear to work with some tailored trousers but also at the weekends with joggers or jeans, this Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper £98 from Boden would be perfect.
Otherwise for a more casual style head to Hush for this Neon Sloppy Joe £35.
J Crew’s Vintage Cotton V neck T-shirts come in a million colours, one of which is this Vibrant Fuchsia £32. They also come in Petite for £24.50.
If this is all too bright, then why not go for a pink stripe – lovely with blue and white denim jeans and shorts. Boden has this Long Sleeve Breton £28.
Alternatively there is this Zoe Stripe Tee £40 from Hush. Train drivers cap not obligatory.
On the dress front, there is a much featured M&S dress which I cannot find anywhere on their site but am sure I have spotted it in store. Here it is from The Times a few weeks ago – is it sold out or not in store yet? Definitely good for any summer events…
Or for a much calmer affair, there is this lovely Grecian Dress £45 in a more subtle pink print which has summer holiday written all over it and one you could easily chuck on over a bikini or dress up with metallic sandals.
One of my most favourite pieces is this Check Frock Coat £69.99 from Zara. Perfect for wearing to the office or at the weekend with denim.
Probably the easiest and safest way to add some heat into your outfit is with a scarf and this Jana Scarf £45 from Hush would be a very good buy indeed.
What I do rather fancy though is a pair of pink shoes. There are these Mid Heel Satin Shoes £29.99 from Zara. Good heel height but not entirely sold on the satin.
If you are lucky enough to have the right size, then there still is some stock of these Cornel Suede Point Pumps in Whistles sale and now £75.
Or Nine West at House of Fraser has these Flagship High Heel Court Shoes £55 reduced from £95. Not bad. I tried on a pair of electric blue suede shoes ages ago in M&S and have regretted not buying them ever since but these also come in blue.
However, these are bloody gorgeous. Totally not what I was thinking of, but I absolutely love them. The price tag is a mere detail: Tory Burch Rhea Cut Out Espadrilles £175. I need some new espadrilles for summer so am now on the hunt for something along these lines for approximately one tenth of the price!
Yes pink makes you think of summer, but surely that’s the point. It’s bright, it’s hopeful and it’s happy. So go forth and get pink.