“Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.” —Elle Woods, 2001
Elle’s famous quote has become my motto this winter after seeing the number of street-style stars who have managed to transform the typically cloying color into a badass option for those of us sick of relying on all-black everything this time of year. In the form of a turtleneck or oversized coat, the color makes a cool statement that even fashion minimalists can get behind.
In fact, pink’s always been a personal favorite of mine because of its versatility. Using, say, rose as a neutral can soften up a darker look, or give it an unexpected cool-girl touch (something Swedish brands like Acne figured out long ago). A pair of blush kicks with an all-black ensemble? Yes. Suede biker jackets never looked better in fuchsia, and there’s something effortless about oversized, swingy coats in cotton-candy shades. I’m also a strong proponent of the monochromatic pink look. The color comes in so many different shades that you can really have fun mixing them.
Click through the slide show to see 25 perfect ways to wear pink all season.