Everyone has a secret weapon for boosting their mood. It might be a refreshing venti cold brew from Starbucks, or perhaps a wake-me-up morning jog around the neighborhood. For a fashion enthusiast, it’s throwing on colorful attire. Luckily, the hot pink color trend for summer 2021 is here to provide a much-needed spirit lift. And designers are offering lots of different options to snag this season (see: light pink for minimalists).
Sure, pink might have the reputation of skewing young (blame it on Elle Woods and Mean Girls), but, as it turns out, it isn’t as challenging to pull off as you might think. In fact, just look to the Spring/Summer 2021 runways for further proof that anyone can wear the color. At Cecilie Bahnsen, a hot pink sweater was styled over a light pastel pink organza dress for a breezy contrast. On the other hand, Valentino made a convincing case for a vivid pink button-down and itty bitty leather shorts. Or, take a page out of Chanel’s book and swap out your jeans for a pair of pink trousers this summer.
If you needed further proof, the color was also a hit during the 2021 award show season. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jurnee Smollett wowed in a bright pink Zuhair Murad gown, whereas Lily Collins went with a dreamy light pink Georges Hobeika number. Vanessa Kirby wore it at the Oscars and Amanda Seyfriend at the Golden Globes, So, if you’re attending an upscale event or wedding this summer, consider arriving at the event in the bold hue.
Sold on trying out pink this summer? From sleek sandals to cool tie-dye tops, below, find nine stylish pieces to add to your wardrobe.
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