Pink and red might be the girliest of color combinations, but I say embrace it (no matter your gender). Not for the faint of heart, these hues stand out. But what could be better for a bit of punchy summer-wardrobe fun? Here are three ways to make the pairing work for you.

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Colorblock. This one’s a no-brainer. Pick complementary shades of red and pink (bright red works well with almost any shade of fuchsia, pastel, or bubblegum pink) and pair for a bold effect à la Sarah Jessica Parker. To temper the double dose of allover color, go ahead and bring another more neutral color like white or cream into the mix.

Mix + match. This is where you can really get creative. Pick a single separate that features both pink and red, then go from there. Whether it’s printed pants or a tiered skirt in shades of coral, pair with a solid and go. Then, let the I-had-no-idea-that-could-work compliments begin.

Work the easy one-piece. Wear a dress with pink and red already incorporated and consider the work done for you. All that’s left? Slip into a pair of white, nude, or metallic silver sandals – attempting to match with another pink or red shade could look off – and you have a nice, contrasting pop that doesn’t compete with your one-piece wonder. (Check out how Emma Stone successfully rocked this look if you need a little extra convincing.)

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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June 4, 2013


Red Hot

I first spied it at Wes Gordon’s presentation at the St. Regis hotel on Thursday afternoon. Sixty minutes later, it was standing on a podium at Mara Hoffman’s NYFW outing at The Box. Two hours after that, there it was again stalking the runway at Wayne’s show at Milk Studios. It made a brief appearance at the W Hotels Global Glam event at Lincoln Center later that evening, and reappeared yet again at Tess Giberson’s presentation (also at The Box) the following morning.

By the time it showed up on Costello Tagliapietra’s runway Friday afternoon — less than a full day after New York Fashion Week had officially begun — I knew we we’d gone beyond the “three’s a trend” rule and into bona fide fashion phenomenon territory.
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February 24, 2011