How to Wear Millennial Pink: Embracing the Trend with The Shirt Company

Image via Harper's Bazaar

Image via Harper’s Bazaar

In the last year a lot has been said about Millennial Pink. The light rosy hue has been used in advertising campaigns for major brands ranging from Acne Studios, Glossier, Kinfolk and Thinx, and has become a regular fixture among A-listers on the red carpet – check out Bella Hadid among the best-dressed of the evening in her millennial pink silk gown at Cannes Film Festival this year:

Image via Elle UK

Image via Elle UK

Wowee… Right? And once you notice the hue, you can’t stop.

Despite what its name would have you believe, Millennial Pink isn’t exclusively for millennials, either. Victoria Beckham, Jenna Lyons and a whole host of our fave style icons have proved the colour has no age limit.

That heady mix of salmon, blush, bubblegum, and coral has gone viral – and probably for a good reason. Pastels for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but designers right now can’t get enough of the muted shade.

And what better time! Winter is officially over and it’s time to brighten up our wardrobes with a spring injection. Pink might not seem like the easiest shade to wear, especially top-to-toe, but follow our simple guide and you’ll be working it into your current wardrobe with ease, in no time at all.

Here, we’ve rounded up 10 tips and tricks for wearing the shade of the season…

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Start Small

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Looking for a way to dip your toe into the millennial pink pool? Start with something small like a pair of oversized earrings, a pair of retro sunglasses, a nail varnish or a handbag. If shoes are your thing, stick to classic courts in light or popping shades, or trainers in candy colours.

 

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What to Wear to 2017’s Chelsea Flower Show

You know summer is on its way when the Chelsea Flower Show starts. The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual event is an institution — and as soon as the blooms come out to play, Londoners flock to celebrate the great and the good of the gardening world with a wealth of beautiful botanicals and green-fingered marvels to inspire.

It’s not just among the flower beds that you can spot the blooms, it’s on the visitors too. And what better time is there to don your best? The Chelsea Flower Show is the equivalent of Fashion Week in the gardening world — and the outfits certainly reflect that.

On May 23, you’ll be able to walk through the gates of the show. And, being that it’s important to channel elegance and sophistication for this occasion (whilst bearing in mind that it’s also a daytime event) here are some of our favourite suggestions for what to wear to the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show…

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Floral Fever

Whether you’re planning on attending the Chelsea Flower Show, or if you’re just inspired by the quintessentially British horticultural event, we’ve found the perfect summer dress for you. This vintage style ASOS number set our hearts a flutter the minute we spotted it, as it perfectly walks the line between flattering feminity and striking sophistication.

Image via ASOS

Image via ASOS

Image via ASOS

Image via ASOS

Team with a statement metallic heel and bold lip for a modern look, or keep it pared-back and classic with nude strappies and delicate gold jewellery. However you wear this piece, it’s a seriously prizeworthy must-have.

A pretty summer dress like this works perfectly when worn with a tailored jacket or cardi over the top. But, while you may take inspiration from the show, we are certainly not saying that you should go head-to-toe flower power. In fact…

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A Fab Scent

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If you’re frantically trying to decide what to wear to the Chelsea Flower Show but don’t want to wear anything obviously floral, opt for an invisible floral bouquet around your neck instead — wear a gorgeous scent!

Diptyque’s Florabellio’ eau de toilette is perfect for the occasion. It includes an unexpected hint of Apple Blossom. We’re huge fans of Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue Eau de Parfum, too, which blends lily of the valley and akigalawood. Another slightly heavier favourite of ours is YSL Black Opium Floral Shock. Pear, orange blossom, and gardenia give YSL’s signature scent a nice floral twist for spring, but it’s also a nice grown-up scent.

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Feminine Frills and Pastel Palettes

For a truly feminine and graceful nod to seasonal florals, whimsical pastel shades offer a seamless style for the more sophisticated of dressers. A refined bit of frill in pale shades like blush pink or delicate creme will also ooze sophistication.

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The Shirt Company

The Shirt Company

Team with a neutral tailored jacket and floppy rimmed straw hat for the epitome of chic. Shop our blush pink Victoria shirt here, our ivory wrapover Vera shirt here, and our baby blue Laura shirt here.

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Crisp Whites

Aaahhh the crisp whites. You knew they’d pop up at some point on this list, didn’t you? We love florals, but you don’t have to let flowers do all the talking: Cropped trousers or a high-waisted skirt paired with a luxury white shirt may prove an equally good option!

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If you want to keep your floral offering subtle and refined, go for an all-white or white and neutral ensemble. White lace, embroidery and broderie anglaise offer a suitably chic approach to spring florals.

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Image via Zimbio

Team white with soft brown leather and tan accessories just like Gwynnie at the Chelsea Flower Show, or for a more refined finish, go for a pure white look with a clean-cut tailored white shirt and fitted jacket like Naomie Harris.

Our embroidered Bethany shirt and our broderie anglaise Bonnie shirt, pictured below, are pretty perfect for the job!

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The Shirt Company

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A great SPF (because you never know when the sun might show up…)

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We love Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 which uses mineral sunscreens to protect against sun damage. It also packs moisturising argan oil and antioxidants into a fast-absorbing, nongreasy formula. To sum it up: We can’t think of anything better to wear on your face out and about in the English summer!

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Dark Buds

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Don’t be afraid of the dark side!

Bright and bold floral dresses are on display in abundance every year at the Chelsea Flower Show, but black is often an overlooked outfit shade at summer events. Silly really, because a beautifully polished chic black piece will stand out beautifully against a backdrop of vibrant florals and add a touch of edginess. Just learn from Miranda and Kate:

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If you’re inclined to think that a sultry black dress like Kate’s is a bit too risqué for daytime, then a rich floral midi skirt and silky black blouse combination will elevate daytime florals.

Our Marica, with its organdie collar and cuffs — and our black Vera, featuring a crossover frill front and generous bow — look equally great with skirts and trousers for instant glamour.

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The Shirt Company

The Shirt Company

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A Cool-Girl Collar

Collars are the height of cool and definitely hot fashion property this season. Whether paired with a simple dress, or adding a feminine twist to your luxe knitwear at the Chelsea Flower Show, a collar provides you with endless styling options.

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Image via Pinterest

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Image via Who What Wear

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Image via StyleBistro

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Image via Porter Magazine

Adding texture provides interest and instantly updates any look. Plus, the look never goes out of style. Take an edgy approach to this trend with the crisp pleats of the Orlanda stand collar.

Or, for a more feminine look, go for our Peony collar. Named after one our favorite blooms, this little number is a beautifully indulgent addition to any wardrobe — and your perfect Chelsea Flower Show accomplice…

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This all-purpose, versatile garment just got GLAMOROUS!

So, tell us ladies — will you be attending this year’s Chelsea Flower Show? And if so, what will you wear to the blooming marvellous event?

The Art of Undressing: 5 of Our Favourite Ways to Dress Down for Spring

We’re all guilty of spending the weekend in a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a hooded top, but dressing down doesn’t have to mean dressing down-and-out: With this spring’s most wearable trends, you don’t have to forfeit comfort for style.

Team a pair of must-have wide-leg trousers with a simple cotton shirt or slip into an easy-to-wear denim skirt. Then finish the look with a pair of this season’s must have footwear, lipstick colour or statement clutch – and you’re good to go!

Here are our top 5 tips on dressing down with style this spring.

1. Team a pair of easy-to-wear wide leg trousers with your favourite white trainers (we love Stan Smiths)

Photo: Splash News via WhoWhatWear

Photo: Splash News via WhoWhatWear


2. Tuck a simple cotton shirt into a flattering pair of high waisted flares (if Elle’s doing it, who are we to question!)

Photo: Denimology

Photo: Denimology


3. You can’t go wrong with a classic blue and white Breton stripe jumper (year, after year, after year)

Photo: STEAL THE LOOK

Photo: STEAL THE LOOK


4. Treat yourself to an a-line denim skirt which looks great on fuller figures (pair with a cropped sweater or tuck in your white shirt)

Photo: InStyle

Photo: InStyle


5. Wear your basic get-up with a statement jacket like this sporty bomber for immediate ‘oomph’

Photo: Stockholm Street Style

Photo: Stockholm Street Style