Hot pink is suddenly everywhere, and I’m loving it. (Perhaps we have Carey Mulligan to thank?). Years ago, I bought a pair of hot pink satin mules from Christian Louboutin and they remain one of my all-time favorite purchases. Sometimes you need a pair of shoes that scream: “Take me dancing!” These current-season hot pink Alexandre Birmans are for that reason stoking my envy. Can you imagine how fabulous they’d be with a navy velvet gown?! Swoon!
As for as styling, I’d take a cue from past-season Jil Sander and pair with navy for a shockingly elegant take. I’m also loving it paired with black velvet (somehow the richness and depth of that fabric/color elevate the hot pink) or cream/ivory.
Below, some favorite hot pink finds and how I’d style…
HUNTER BELL DRESS // JENNIFER BEHR HEADBAND // SHRIMPS EARRINGS // MIU MIU PLATFORMS // SLEEPER CARDIGAN // J. CREW VELVET MINI SKIRT // J. CREW EARRINGS // BANANA REPUBLIC SWEATER // KJL EARRINGS ($57!) // AGOLDE JEANS // ZARA SLINGBACK HEELS // NORMA KAMALI DRESS (UNDER $200!) // NAVY CASHMERE SWEATER // ALEXANDRE BIRMAN HEELS // HUNTER BELL TOP // SLEEPER PAJAMAS // ALEX MARIE COMBAT BOOTS (A DEAD RINGER FOR ROGER VIVIER)
Not seen above but worth a glance…
HOT PINK SWEATER SKIRT (!!!)
THIS KNOCKOUT REFORMATION DRESS
THIS MADEWELL SWEATER IN THE PINK (IMAGINE WITH BLACK VELVET SHOES!)
MY AQUAZZURA POWDER PUFFS (OWN IN THIS EXACT FUN COLOR)
J. CREW SLINGBACK PUMPS (IN THE PINK)
PEOPLE FAR CHICER THAN I HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS OVER THESE KHAITE PUMPS…I FEEL INTIMIDATED BY THEM BUT THEY ARE A TRUE STATEMENT!
Or, try just a sip of the trend by pairing hot pink lipstick (I have and love Nars’ Schiap color!) with your black velvet holiday dress.
P.S. I feel like all of these looks would be enhanced by these statement accessories.
P.P.S. On 3 a.m. parties.
P.P.P.S. Things I have learned from my mother.
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