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Trend to try: Hot pink, because millennial pink is so 2016

The streets of fashion week may have been chilly, but fashion week goers made sure to be in the Spring/Summer 2018 look with their street style ensemble. Gone are the darker, monochromatic colours of autumn — fashionistas were seen dressed in brighter colours, and one of the hues spotted in more than a few people was hot pink.

That’s right, millennial pink’s time is over and hot pink is taking over as the latest street style trend on top of the sock boot and blazer. It was first seen during NYFW, where style mavens like Rihanna and Gigi Hadid were spotted in the shocking shade. Gigi Hadid balanced her pops of colour with denim, while Rihanna went all out and donned a fuchsia tracksuit from none other than Fenty Puma.

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Our favourite bad gal in hot pink from Fenty Puma. (Image credit: @badgalriri)

There are several ways to take on hot pink in your outfit. It’s a loud colour that commands attention, hence you could take it as subtly as possible and incorporate it in small doses in your outfit like shoes or accessories. Take a leaf out of Danish stylist Emili Sindlev’s style book, when she donned a Gucci fanny pack in velvet fuchsia during LFW recently.

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This Gucci fanny pack combines two trends into one product: the fanny pack and hot pink.

Or, you could take it a notch higher and wear one item of clothing in your outfit that’s in hot pink, like blogger turned model Doina Ciobanu did with her fuchsia ruffled J.W.Anderson skirt. If you have a loud personality and want an outfit to go with it, then go all out and dress fully in hot pink. In fact, we’ve seen quite a fair bit of full-fuchsia outfits during fashion week, and our favourites go to Jan-Michael Quammie and Veronika Heilbrunner who wore the same Rejina Pyo dress during NYFW.

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Japanese singing twins Amiaya take on NYFW with their matching hot pink hair. (Image credit: @amixxamiaya)

Still, if those outfits don’t inspire you, perhaps Japanese singing twins Amiaya might. Take a leap of faith: dye your full head of hair pink. Because there’s noting like breathing life into a fashion trend quite like dedicating an entire body part to making a bold statement.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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