Sac­cha­rinely sweet and of­ten mis­un­der­stood, the new way to con­sider pink is with plenty of grown-up con­vic­tion

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La vie en rose

“Now, I wouldn’t pre­sume to tell a woman what a woman oughtta think, but tell her if she’s gotta think: think pink!” so said the fic­tional mag­a­zine edi­tor and pub­lisher Maggie Prescott in the 1957 film Funny Face. In­spired by the ec­cen­tric Vogue edi­tor Diana Vree­land (who once sup­pos­edly said “Pink is the navy blue of In­dia”), Prescott’s procla­ma­tion might not sit well in to­day’s “woke” so­ci­ety; the ar­chaic no­tion that pink is for girls a tired fash­ion trope no longer rel­e­vant. But there’s a rea­son why the po­lar­is­ing colour con­tin­ues to in­spire a sense of whimsy for men and women — es­pe­cially at the start of a shiny new sea­son. While mil­len­nial pink has made way for what ev­ery­one’s call­ing Gen Z yel­low, time and again de­sign­ers and re­tail­ers will fo­cus on var­ied hues from pur­ple-tinged fuch­sia, salmon peach pinks and sat­u­rated hot-pink, the colour res­onat­ing with the start of a fresh new sea­son and a pos­i­tive out­look. But don’t be alarmed if pink isn’t a colour you’d nor­mally wear; there’s a way to play down the some­times sac­cha­rine hue when teamed with an earth tone (khaki and pink go sur­pris­ingly well to­gether); or per­haps opt for a pink on the peachy side to com­ple­ment fairer skin tones. Dan Ahwa Zara trousers $ 70.

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Roses in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.

H&M bag $ 30.

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