When it comes to identifying the key trends that we’ll all be loving over the next season, it’s essential to have your eyes firmly glued to Fashion Week.  The spring/summer 2014 collections were showcased back in Autumn of last year, and there was one overwhelming winner in terms of colour on the catwalk: Pink.

Once reserved exclusively for ultimate girly-girls and those under the age of 10, pink has emerged as one of the hottest trends for the fashion-forward. It appeared in a number of collections at London Fashion Week, from Burberry to Temperley London. Paris also showed its commitment to the candyfloss trend with Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and Chanel being just a few of the designers at Paris Fashion Week who made the colour one of the central themes of their collections.

If you’re a fan of the classic romantic look, then this is a trend that’s perfect for you. Powder pink lace, soft pastel leather and dusky toned knitwear are all easy ways to ensure that you’re at the front of the fashion pack. For those feeling a bit unsure about the overly feminine look, you’ll be glad to know that pink will be appearing in a number of different shades as we enter the new season. While pastel is definitely the main way to wear it, the Fashion Week shows also saw flashes of fuchsia and neon pink. If you like to keep your look a bit more tough, then incorporating flashes of these fearless shades into your wardrobe is the perfect way to give a casual nod to the trend.

Pastel Colour Blocking

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One option is to go uber-girly and team your pinks with other pastel colours. Mint also featured strongly on the catwalks this season, so try mixing these two shades for a sugary sweet look. Pair a pink dress with cool mint accessories, or mix and match pastel jewellery for a subtler look. Lilac and pink also go pleasantly well together, so don’t be worried about looking too cutesy – this actually gives it more of a fashionable edge.

Texture

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Texture is another way to make the colour cool and contemporary. Fluffy jumpers have been seen all over the UK high street this winter and are still perfect for the spring months once our coats have been put away – opt for the pale pink versions to bring the look into the new season with you. We also admire pink skirts!  The very brave amongst us can even experiment with pale pink PVC or leather – though prepare to turn heads in this eye-catching look!

Lace also remains a strong texture, as it often does during the spring and summer seasons – but for a more modern edge, choose lace’s slightly cooler cousin, mesh. Mesh panels provide the right amount of cool to a T-shirt or dress, while the pretty pink will keep it feminine.

Soft Punk Rock

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Alternatively, turn your back completely on the girly trend and make your pink tough by teaming it with more punky fabrics and accessories. A pastel jumper paired with some leather trousers or skirt, or a feminine dress toned down with some biker boots and a black leather jacket are all going to be popular ways to wear the colour.

Accessorise

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Accessories are always one of the main ways to show off your fashion credentials, and this season will be no different. Pin a fancy keyring on to your favourite handbag or Add a pop of colour to your outfit by wearing a bowler hat. Oversized watches are also a fun way to wear pink without it being too overwhelming.

Pretty in Pink

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Many people see shoes as the finishing touch to any outfit, and we couldn’t agree more. This season, pale pink slipper shoes are set to pop up everywhere. This casual but pretty style will look particularly on-trend if the shoes are suede or accessorised with tassels or studs.

Clothing isn’t the only way that you can embrace the pink trend this season – your makeup can also get a re-vamp. Think bright fuchsia lips, candyfloss nails and peachy pink blush, and you’re well on your way to having the most fashionable face in town. Pastel hair has also made its way into the mainstream in recent months, so if you’re feeling particularly creative why not consider getting a pink dip-dye treatment at your local salon?

However you choose to wear your pink shades this Spring/Summer – be it pretty or edgy – you can rest assured that it’s the most fashionable colour you can be seen it. To see more from our amazing Guest Bloggers, Claire & Lauren from StylingoUK visit their

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