clash your fashion: Pink & Red

Ok so next up on the SS17 colour parade is colour clash red & pink.

So as the colour rules go, your either a pink or a red person right? My daughters always ask mummy whats your favourite colour pink or red? I can never decide so I always shout both!

 Not one to confirm to colour rules, the mix of the two bold tones have always been a favourite of mine.

Just today I was looking around my house and I found a huge spray painted piece of art that my husband bought me of bright red tulips on a pink background. I love the vitality of all the colours but love the bold red on the pale pink background. By Artist Jo Bean. 

I'm thrilled that this colour mix is a key trend for Spring Summer 17 and will continue to go on into Autumn Winter too as many of the designers at London fashion week last month still mixed up the colours;  creating a bold clash statement look.

Valentino has been the biggest hit of this colour clash showing a fantastic mix of red and pink in beautifully crafted renaissance style dresses. The clash of colour gives them an immediate modern look.

Celine also used a pop of red shoe with this gorgeous soft pink cape dress for SS17 catwalk

And more recently Joseph put these deeper tones of pink and red on the catwalk in London Fashion week for AW17 Ready to Wear collection. 

The futuristic vibe of MSGM styles pink oversized frilled dress with red tights.

So if this trend is here to stay, why not give it a go ourselves?

Net a Porters huge advertising campaign this year was pink and red.  Its a simple trend to carry off  (if we can be bold enough to wear two very bold and striking colours).

It takes guts but as a trend but, I think it is simple to style and construct. Type 'pink' or 'red' into any High Street fashion stores and you've got limitless choice on garments.  

Or, if you are like me (or one of my clients, you'll be shifting through your wardrobe to see what pink and what reds you can team up!)

Net a Porters Spring Summer campaign featured models in only red and pink.

Net a Porters Spring Summer campaign featured models in only red and pink.

Obviously SJP nailed it years ago..

But more recently had Paris fashion week we have fabulous bloggers working the trend just piecing together a simple pencil slit skirt in red with feature blouse with volume arms. Love this!

For a more casual laid back look, this a really cosy way to do the trend. A simple red polo neck and pale pink wool coat. 

On the High Street if you type in 'red & pink' into Zara, Top Shop, H&M you get a huge amount of key pieces. Here are my top. 10.

Red coat with feature sleeves Zara - just team under a pink knit or dress


Fabulous cotton shirt with oversized sleeves also from Zara. Team with long wide tailored red trousers or a pencil skirt.

Isabel Marant has produced this simple yak and cotton blend midi dress which would work now with pink heels and into the autumn with long pink boots or a pink slim polo neck underneath.

This culottes from Marks & Spencer come in bright red or pink so whatever takes your fancy..

Why not trade in your white trainers for a block colour red pair? Love these from Zara.

Or these soft Nike Air Max by & Other Stories would look fabulous with wide red trousers or a red tunic and jeans.

Dare to wear these red leather look trousers by Zara..totally rock an evening or wear with trainers above and oversized sweater. 

Cover up this spring in the soft pink coat from Top Shop and layer over those leathers above!

For a summer party - look to Body Frock - this is very Valentino just don't forget to mix in the pink heels below from Kurt Geiger.

Happy clashing to you all. Embrace the trend and buy key pieces and mix with bold colours in red and pink you have in your wardrobe. 

The big tip I would suggest is at you keep the garments simple in shape and not too fussy.

If you doing a statement frilled blouse, wear something very simple in the opposite colour on your bottom.

The trend is so powerful in colour that the overall styling needs to be constructed of only 2/3 pieces.

I would also avoid any bold accessories  - let the clash do the talking. Enjoy!