Coming Up Roses

Several S/S 2014 lines—namely Preen, Burberry, Carven, Balmain, and Chanel—paraded down the runways in various blushing shades of powder pink.

I know what you’re thinking. “S/S 14? Aren’t you a little late? This is old news.” Far from it.

Although early adaptors picked up this trend months ago, the color has trickled down into a wider variety of brands and is now up for grabs no matter your budget.

Peep this Burberry coat. Cotton-candy pink isn’t just for spring/summer.

Wear the sugary sweet shade head-to-toe or pair soft pink accessories with juxtaposing pieces to soften an edgy look.

I wish I could personally say thank-you to the designers at Balmain, Isabel Marant, and Alexander Wang. Whether it’s bubblegum, cotton candy, or powder pink, there’s a shade for every skin tone.

Personally, I’m partial to the full pink look, complete with understated blushes, classic lipsticks, and light, flowery perfume. Oh, and don’t forget to add rose-gold jewelry. To die for.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Top: T by Alexander Wang

Skirt: REDValentino

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Hat: Yohji Yamamoto

Watch: Olivia Burton

Blush: NARS Final Cut Blush

Perfume: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline L’Eau de Parfum

Dress: Alice + Olivia

Shoes: Ava & Aiden

Bag: Givenchy

Perfume: Miss Dior

Lipstick: Anna Sui Limited Lipstick, 03- Creamy Coral Pink

You can find pieces in these colors almost anywhere! If you’re dying to stock your wardrobe with powdery pink essentials but don’t want to break the bank, I would recommend looking at the Gap, J Crew, and the Nordstrom Rack—I just did a quick look online to verify, and there is a wide selection!

As always, please don’t buy any pieces from fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever 21. These companies are bad for the industry, bad for the workers, bad for the environment, and ultimately bad for the consumer.

Thank you for reading!

Love, Esmeralda