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5 outfits to prove red and pink do go together

Wearing red and pink at the same time was once considered a fashion faux pas, now it's one of the season's coolest colour pairings. Here's how you can pull of the trend
 

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What? Red and pink? Surely that is a combo that should never be seen? Actually, they look great together.

With an air of fierce femininity, the colour combination will always inject a level of confidence into both your outfit, and your mood. 

However, it can be tricky to get the right balance of the two, given that they’re both very strong colours. Follow the below ideas to ensure you nail your OOTD.

 

1.Work it into your working wardrobe

Be it pink or red, anchor the entire look with a colour-block dress. Then pick the other colour as your shoe hue, and add minimalist accessories to complete the look.

As you still need to look professional, choose a handbag that is black or grey in shade, and you can also layer with a white blouse or black turtleneck to give it a dose of panache.

BLACK HALO wrap-effect draped neoprene dress, $284 from The Outnet.

MIU MIU Crystal-embellished satin pumps, $516 from Net-a-porter.

Long-sleeved Blouse, $29.99 from H&M.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leather belt, $505 from The Outnet.

Sallie Suedette Shopper Bag, $63.90 from Topshop.

Metal pendants earrings, $9.90 from Mango.

 

2. Keep one of the colours a light delicate shade

There’s no need to choose pillar box red and hot Barbie pink if it’s not your scene — instead pick one strong colour and then choose a lighter hue of the other colour.

Here we’ve gone with a strong red and a light blush pink, anchored with a white dress to deliver a real feminine feel to this ensemble.

Nika Textured Halter Dress, $53.90 from Love, Bonito.

Furla Metropolis bag, $TBC from Furla.

MATTEO MARS Kitten Ala satin and patent-leather slingback pumps, $206.41 from Net-a-porter

Red Gold Thread Wrap Hoop Ball Earrings, $17.99 from Lovisa.

Gold Hammered Cuff Bracelet, $15.99 from Lovisa

 

3. Anchor it with a dark colour

To ensure your OOTD isn’t OTT, reign it in with a strong dark colour item. For instance, with this hot pink double breasted suit, we’ve added a dark cami to complement the loud colour.

That way, you can still inject more of the colour combo — like red hot accessories.

Linen double breasted blazer $59, and matching cropped pants $44, from Pomelo.

GIGI Court Shoes, 96.90 from Topshop.

GABRIELA HEARST Geoffrey crystal-embellished velvet camisole, $710 from The Outnet.

Shoulder Bag, $39.99 from H&M.

Blume earrings, Love, Bonito.

 

4. Keep it street style casual

You don’t need to be head-to-toe brightly coloured or strutting around in a suit to be able to work red and pink together.

In fact, the colour combo lends itself well to a more casual ensemble too.

Pair your bright choices with some denim jeans and white sneakers, and you’re weekend ready.

Scallop wrap top, $76.90 from Topshop.

Bleached Jamie jeans, $89.90 from Topshop.

Balenciaga printed texture leather tote bag, $1,870 from Net-a-porter.

Adidas originals sneakers, US$94 from YOOX.

Gold Mismatch Pearl Bead Face Earrings, $15.99 from Lovisa.

 

5. Go bold and don’t go home

This is the ultimate in red and pink colour combo, but if you’re brave enough to do it then it will make you look, and feel, incredible.

 This option has no boundaries, as long as you don’t. Mix and match your core pieces, your accessories and heck, even find some shoes such as these, that sport both.

Bella Freud double breasted corduroy blazer, US$841.25, and matching mini skirt $347.72 from Net-a-porter.

Satin Camisole Top, $29.99 from H&M.

ATTICO Two-tone faille mules, $527 from The Outnet.

YSL monogram envelope cross body bag, $1,990 from Farfetch.com

Kate Spade square stud earrings, $64.09 from Nordstrom.

 

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