How to Wear Millennial Pink for Fall: 5 Style Panel-Approved Tips

Dubbed “millennial pink”, the salmon-y shade is seemingly taking over. It tints must-have products, packaging (think Glossier) and has come right into our closets. It makes sense that we’re feeling the pull to add a pink coat to our arsenal this winter.

The question becomes how to wear the pale pastel without looking too sweet or too summery. We asked the style panel to weigh in on the best ways to wear the trend. Liat Neuman from Toronto toned down her pink pleated skirt with a chunky sweater, Calgary’s Becky Kung paired her blush blazer with boyish blues and Leonie Markhorst of Vancouver layered a boho dress with a cozy cableknit cardigan. Their style inspiration might just have you seeing the world through rose coloured glasses.

Question: #169: How to wear millennial pink for fall?

Photography 2Boo Studio

Barbara Ann Solomon, 28
Toronto | Barbara Ann’s Style Blog

When I dyed my hair bright red I had to re-learn the colours that worked for me. Being very pale with pink undertones, most colours have always worked well, but once I dyed my hair this bright shade, I found that all colours – both pale and bright – were enhanced by their contrast against my hair. Fast forward 4 fiery years, and my wardrobe is basically a rainbow, filled with every hue imaginable, with a clear preference for dusty rose and pastels.

My favourite way to style these feminine colours is to wear them as the strongest pieces in an outfit. I invested in a petal pink power suit and I can often be found in a rose quartz sweat suit. I’m finding myself drawn to this colour for interior design as well.

Barbara’s wearing: Jacket, Theory; Sweater, Halogen Cashmere; Pants, Topshop; Shoes, Carven x Robert Clergerie at The Room; Glasses, Kam Dhillon at Clearly.ca; Earrings, vintage.

Kayla Short, 29
Halifax | Short Presents

Something is always “the new pink”, but rarely is pink ever the new pink. Except for this season! Pink is everywhere, and I mean EVERYwhere. But it’s not the girlie pinks you remember, this time around they are soft, muted, and dusty, and pair oh so well with fall colors like burgundy, gray and navy.

Kayla’s wearing: Culottes, Le Chateau; Top, Marshalls; Shoes, Nine West; Bag, Aritzia; Pom Pom, Envy; Watch, Bulova; Necklace, Joe Fresh.

Laura Mitbrodt, 32
Victoria | Laura Jane Atelier

Millennial pink is one of my favourite colours and I always jump to it over any other colour. I especially like to wear pink in my outwear like a classic wool coat or a cozy cardigan like this chunky knit one from Chic Wish. I love wearing this colour on a gloomy winter day because it brightens my mood and adds a nice touch of femininity to any look.

Laura’s wearing: Sweater, Chic Wish; Dress, Forever 21; Necklace. Zaful; Bag, AMI Club Wear; Boots, Frye.

Becky Kung, 32
Calgary | Velvet & Vino

This soft pink hue has become a major crush in my closet right now. My favourite way to wear this pink colour into fall is by playing it up with the similar pastel blues. I love the combination and the good news is that fall is all about the pretty, soft colours. The two go together well, and even more so when contrasted with a pair of vintage denim wash jeans.

Becky’s wearing: Jacket, Topshop; Top, Le Chateau; Pants, Gap; Shoes, Geox.

Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | YomanChic

One of the hottest colours this season is the millennial pink. Since it’s not an over the top girly girl hue, I feel that I can actually integrate it in my everyday wardrobe. I also love the way it can lighten up the gloomy days of fall. The rosy salmon shade is a great option for making a cool statement but in a feminine yet sophisticated way. I decided to wear my pleated skirt with something more masculine, an oversize sweater in an earthy tone, and paired it with snakeskin ankle boots and a boxy clutch. This look feels effortless and cozy, but at the same time there is something glamorous about it, thanks to this unique shade of pink.

Liat’s wearing: Skirt, BCBG Max Azria; Sweater, Zara; Shoes, French Connection; Bag, Aldo; Watch, Daniel Wellington.