It's come to my attention that pairing red and pink together is a massive trend right now. It's not a colour combo I ever would have considered to be honest, but as I like both red and pink I thought I would give this one a whirl.
As I understand it, the main thrust of the trend is to put red and pink clothes on in any way your heart desires. I saw a theme of blocking the two colours, rather than having pink and red stripes for example, but of course, there are no rules when it comes to fashion. Certainly not on this blog anyway 😀
When embarking on a new trend, I like to avoid mindless copying of whatever's on the catwalk because that's just boring and unimaginative. I like to take a trend and give it a bit of a unique spin. I like a bit of quirk in my look and so some OTT bits and bobs were added for a bit of an eccentric flourish.
My burgeoning closet is my first port of call when having a bash at a new get-up, as there will almost certainly be garments already there which can be adapted to the trend. As luck would have it, I had everything I needed to curate a homage to the hues of red and pink which the fashion Gods had suggested we adorn ourselves with this spring.
I started by layering up a red jumper dress (Oxfam) with some grey woolly tights (ASOS) as despite the idyllic sunshine, it was proper Baltic out in the park.
I then added a fluffy pink coat (Primark) and some rather amaze silver holographic ankle boots (ASOS) which I have worn the crap out of, even though at first glance you wouldn't think they were that sensible a daywear choice. They've even been worn for work without so much as a second glance!
For my accessories, I opted for this majestic fish bag (Skinnydip) which was a gift from my cousin, a giant pink, gold and diamanté cocktail ring (BHF charity shop) a pink belt (Primark) and a stunning necklace of elaborate costume design (The Bead Shop - sadly this went bust ages ago)
To top off the ensemble, I perched some white YSL inspired sunnies (Primark) on my kite and I was good to go.
I feel that this trend is set off to its best advantage when you are stood in an environment with complementary colours. Of course, it will still work in Tesco or on a grey day in Grimsby, but while the cherry blossom is in full bloom, it made sense to me to hang around under its pink petals to showcase this warm and girly colour palette to the max.
For make up, I opted for 'dust' from the Naked 3 palette, which I've helpfully signposted with the applicator brush. I'd love to know who conjures up these makeup names because I've never ever seen pink glittery dust in all my born days. If only it was actually this colour in real life, it would make having a dirty house so much more magical and sublime. I teamed this with quite a heavy amount of Barry M highlight stick, a pop of NYX single shadow in 'pink lady' and a good smear of Tanya Burr lippy in 'happily ever after'.
I'd love to know what you think of my take on the pink and red trend and let me know if you've had a stab at it yourself! Tag me in your pics on Instagram @ladylaurajaneroche or on Twitter @flyingkipper
See you next week and have fun with fashion folks!