Color Crush: How to wear hot pink (without looking like Barbie)

When the days become shorter and the nights cooler, it’s usually my cue to pack up the sundresses and pull out my sweaters and boots. And if you’re anything like me, that means your closet goes from fun and vibrant to a bit… moody in an hour flat. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe the neutral uniform - black on black, many shades of gray, camel and cream - deserves priority real estate from October to March. But if we learned anything from Jenna Lyons, there’s no reason why we need to stick to the status quo all the time. Enter: hot pink as a neutral.

Who What Wear (the holy grail of fashion inspo) is declaring “Extraverted Pink” as one of the biggest color trends for Fall+Winter. And we are here for it (although we happen to think our introverted friends also look fabulous in this shade too). From the stages of NYFW (hellooo Chanel and Valentino), to the trendiest Instagram #influencers, to our favorite female badasses - I scoured the interwebs to find pops of hot pink that you can effortlessly incorporate into your winter attire. Because let’s be real - a burst of bright pink is sure to liven up the chilly mornings that are undoubtedly coming our way.

The Upgraded Oxford

I have my white oxford, I have my chambray oxford… but I need this hot pink oxford. Style it with blue jeans, black booties, and a black leather jacket. Buy it on Revolve.

The mini-purse

The Mini Purse

Pretty sure this won’t fit my laptop, but it will definitely add some pizazz to my black on black weekend attire.  Buy on

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Beanie

This beanie is bound to brighten up any outerwear. Caution: people will stop you on the streets and ask where they can buy their own!  Buy on Sh*t That I Knit.

Fiery Pink Mules

Pink Mules

Black mules are so last season. Brighten up your cream & jean combo with a pair of hot pink mules.  Buy on Shopbop.

Punchy Pink Lip

Pink Lip

Glossier ‘Crush’ is buildable, so you can make the hot raspberry pink as light or as deep as you desire. I’ll swipe on a few extra layers for a quick transition from day to night.  Buy on Glossier.

Winter doesn't have to mean a monochrome closet! Tell us in the comments how you plan to style this trend this season. Or let us know what other colors you're crushin' on this fall+winter! 


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