Be prepared to be bombarded with trends right now. There are two many to squeeze into one post, so we'll be bringing you the best of the new season trends over the next few weeks. So, I wanted to start with one that's a bit unusual for this time of year. Pink is the hot colour.
I know I've been going on about red a bit too, but if that's a little too bright for you then pink is the softer version. The shade that is really coming to the fore is cerise; but winter pastels are certainly not to be forgotten. One thing I do love about pink is its styling capabilities.
Starting with lighter shades; one way to style these is through matching with other pale colours. Take note of Warehouse's gorgeous sleeveless waistcoat over cream culottes and patent ankle boots. If you want to make a bold style statement, River Island's pink trouser suit has been getting a lot of coverage in the press thanks to its sixties influences and short length trousers - the ankle-flare if you will.
Darker shades of pink are a nice option for workwear. Try swapping your LBD for an LPD. Penneys and Denenhams have some lovely styles hitting the shop floor in September that are both sleeveless and with sleeves depending on your preference.
One aspect of pink that I adore is that it is perfect for styling a vintage inspired look. This take on the trend has been followed by Oasis this year, with a strawberry ice-cream coloured faux fur jacket, worn over a soft knit. Talk about cute! Wear with bejewelled earrings and flares to get all seventies!
What do you think of winter pink? Is it more a colour for summer or are we going to be able to style it with our winter woollies?