Every month, fashion editor, blogger and stylist Carly Stevens shares her favourite outfit of the moment. In March, she’s all about embracing pink…
I am a classicist when it comes to colour. Classic goes with everything, transcends all seasons and flatters. More often than not, you will find me wearing navy, monochrome and grey (with a splash of leopard print thrown in). It would take something spectacular for me to step out of my habitual dressing comfort zone – and I think I have found it.
This month (March), I am embracing pink. I am not alone – the fashion world is also having a love-in with the colour and for good reason. I have discovered that the perfect pink works with all my favourite classic shades and is actually very flattering. Dispelling the frothy princess myth, this shade of pink isn’t sugary or sickly, nor is it uber-girly and frilly. Instead, think dusky, blush and rose tones, minimal cuts and tailoring – music to my colour-shy ears.
My maiden voyage into pink is with this coat from Next. Featuring simple lines, black piping and a cool nude lining, this is a fine example of how the shade has grown up. For a simple, smart-casual look, I’ve paired it with the softest grey cashmere jumper from Marks & Spencer, The White Company’s wide-leg black trousers that drape effortlessly, together with my trusty go-to Adidas trainers and Bellamy Baby bag.
I love how seamlessly this coat has merged with my wardrobe – proving that going outside of your comfort zone from time to time can be a good thing.
Carly Stevens is a fashion editor, blogger and stylist based in Hertfordshire, and can be found blogging at Style & Substance. Every issue, Carly joins us to share her outfit of the month.