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How to Wear Pink


Tips on Wearing Pink for Both Men and Women

With spring in full swing, it means that it’s time to bring all of the brightly coloured and lightweight clothing to the front of our closets. And we’re particularly excited to start wearing all of our pink clothes again this season. Whether it’s fuchsia, carnation, strawberry, or bubblegum, we are fans of every shade of pink. 

Whenever we wear pink, it brings out our inner child and instantly boosts our mood. However, for some, figuring out how to style pink garments is a difficult task. If you fall into that category, don’t fret. Ahead, we’ve curated a guide on what colours to pair with all of the pink pieces lining your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to discover all of our pink outfit tips.

Tips on How to Wear Pink

Pick the Right Shade

Not all shades of pink are created equal. It is extremely important to pick the right shade of pink for your unique skin tone, as a hot pink or bright pink may not look as good on you as on someone else. Which shade of pink you wear depends on the natural undertones of your skin. Most skin tones have either pink, yellow, or neutral undertones. 

If you are unsure of your skin’s undertones, just take a look at the veins on the underside of your wrists. Veins that appear blue usually mean that your skin has pinky undertones, while veins look green under the skin with yellow undertones. If you have both blue and green veins or are unable to determine whether or not your veins look green or blue, your skin probably has neutral undertones.


If you don’t feel totally comfortable wearing large pieces of pink clothing but want to incorporate pink into your wardrobe, accessorising in pink is the way to go. Experiment with softer or pale pink shades by pairing pink with your usual white t-shirt and jeans, such as a pink hat, pink handbag, pink socks, pink blazer, pink shoes, and more. There’s no wrong way for pink to be worn or to accessorise in pink while matching your personal style.

Add In Neutrals

When you want to wear pink, it can sometimes feel like a very overwhelming colour. To prevent creating a look with a too-bright finish, add some neutrals to your pink look. One of the best things about pink is that it complements almost any shade of neutral.

Black, white, navy, and beige are all great choices for neutrals that calm down your pink outfit, and you can easily put on some blue jeans for a classic look. Blending neutral and muted or bright pink pieces together in one outfit helps create a more balanced and mature look.

Try Patterns

Solid pink pieces can be very daunting. Ease into wearing pink with patterned pink pieces instead. Choose a pink dress, romper, or top that features a primarily pink pattern. Wearing patterns in any shade from a bold pink or hot pink to something softer and like magenta or even something closer to purple allows you to wear pink without feeling like you’ve plucked your outfit straight from Barbie’s closet.

Patterns tone pink down while still allowing you to rock the colour without it being the only focal point in your look. Try blending neutrals and pink together in one patterned piece. Choose a top, dress, skirt, or even trousers with a pattern that includes both pink and a neutral colour like black or navy. The neutrals will help the pink appear more subtle while still allowing it to pop.

Go Bold or Monochromatic

If you’re feeling a bit more brave with your outfit, going for a monochrome look from head to toe in any shade of pink will such a statement. Your outfit ideas can involve shocking pink like hot pink, fuchsia, or magenta. On the other end, you can still wear all-pink outfits with more subtle shades of pink, like pastel pink, blush, or anything a bit more romantic or suited to your personal style.

Pink Up Your Makeup

If you’re hesitant to throw on a pair of rosy jeans or a fuchsia top, try adding pink to your makeup look instead. All-pink makeup looks are feminine and flattering for any woman. Plus, pink makeup is subtle enough that it will give your skin a warm, rosy finish without making your entire look scream pink.

Include pink eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick in your look. Try to keep all of your pink makeup within the same shade family to create a put-together finish that doesn’t appear clownish. Make sure that the shade of pink you choose complements your skin tone.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want your pink makeup to really stand out, line your eyes with a bright pink winged liner. Keep the rest of your makeup simple and neutral to allow your bright liner to pop.

A Simple Yet Effective Pink Top

If you’re trying to figure out how to wear pink but you don’t exactly feel like wearing a hot pink dress or blazer set, even just a pink blouse or pink button-down will do just the trick. The right shirt can be a stylish option for either work or for the weekend. Whether you’re feeling a flowy pink top for the summer or a simple pink t-shirt under a leather jacket, it’s the best beginner method to style in pink.

Final Note

There are many cool and effortless ways to incorporate pinks into your everyday outfits from summer to winter. Men and women can wear the colour in their day to day lives and for every occasion; all that matters is how you style it and the confidence you have when it’s worn. 

Whether you just want to wear different shades in more subtle ways to wear pink from your top down to your shoes, learning how to wear pink can be an easy endeavour, whether you have fair skin or darker skin and whether you want to rock a bright pink coat or just subtle lip colour.

Anna Kim

Anna Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to London at age ten. Surrounding herself with other fashion-lovers and having constantly experimented with her style since childhood, Anna isn’t afraid to stand out in what she’s wearing. Her lifelong adoration for all things fashion and her strong roots where she grew up have allowed her to write and share about anything and everything that’s currently trending in Asia and the rest of the world.

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