Trend of the week: Pink and red palette

Pink and red will be summer’s hottest palette pairing, says Annmarie O’Connor.

Trend of the week: Pink and red palette

INSPIRATION

If summer's love affair with white leaves you feeling like a spinster, get ready for something a bit spicier. Red and pink is the new couple in town with 'notice-me' appeal that's bound to turn heads. Designers like Antonio Berardi and Marc Jacobs have touted the titillating twosome; not to mention red carpet regulars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Stone. The mercury is rising in fashion land. Time to feel the heat!

COLOUR BLOCKING 101

• Pear-shaped? Opt for this Heidi Higgins dress which uses a lighter colour on the top and darker on the bottom to balance those proportions.

• Tone a head-to-toe look with neutral accessories in black or white.

• Take a tamer approach with a simple focal point like a two-tone bag or pool slider sandal.

• Big-busted? Use clever colour blocking to visually slim ample assets.

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