Go Ahead: Invest In Pink!
Updated: Oct 17, 2019
If you don’t have a piece of clothing in your wardrobe in the new “Millennial Pink,” you have a definite fashion hole (whether you're a gal or a guy). This color burst onto the scene last spring, and the Millennial Generation quickly took ownership. And unlike other pale pinks, this is not just for spring. The color can be worn any time of year. The only difference is what you wear it with. Black is typically the first choice and it always looks great. If you can wear pale colors close to your face, then definitely invest in a shirt and/or jacket. I tend to wear Millennial Pink on the bottom – I have it in pants and shoes and I also have a blouse, so I can have a full block of color. But I usually add something over it. For example, I have a great white print eyelet jacket for the spring/summer months and typically go with black or navy in the winter. Naturally, it can be tough to wear Millennial Pink on the bottom if the weather is icky so look for something that you can wipe the dirt off easily or have a pair of boots you can stick your pants into.
So, what makes a color Millennial Pink? According to The Guardian, “it’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon.” Now you may think that sounds a bit disgusting but, au contraire. The worlds of fashion and design are swooning over it. They’re tipping buckets of Millennial Pink over everything they can get their hands on.” Interestingly, according to The Guardian, the tipping point for Millennial Pink was the rose gold movement. You might be wondering about the verb “was.” I am seeing much less use of rose gold, and it’s definitely harder to locate in jewelry (I have been in search of a simple chain, and the lack of its availability is driving me crazy.)
Another starting point to the trend was the selection of rose quartz as Pantone’s 2016 color of the year. I use rose quartz regularly in my jewelry. The stone is considered the gem to wear for anyone who is looking to find love in her life. In fact, I have found the stone so strong that it will bring love just by my working with it, even before I give it to the intended person!
For all these reasons, I believe Millennial Pink is here to stay.