#MondayMotivation: Millennial pink is having a moment

A colour the creative world is absolutely smitten with right now is not necessarily new (you probably own something in this colour or have seen it millions of times before), but it's being styled differently. Think athleisure, juxtaposing sweet pink with leather or kickass boots, and so on.

Worn to death by the Net Generation (those born between 1982 and 1991, who basically grew up with the internet), this shade of pink is now a genderless gem that the fashion, beauty and interiors industries can’t get enough of, and that’s more than okay.

But what makes it so special? Pink is pink is pink, right?


It isn’t a single shade but a soft combination of peachy undertones and soft hints of blue. In 2016 it was called Rose Quartz and Pantone’s colour of the year. 

Read more: Can the colours you wear make you more likeable?

Issa total yes for millennial pink hair from us.

And pink spaces are definitely the most happy places.

Always living in a pink world?? #DOPANDORA

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Wear pink like a pro with these items on our list:

Look effortlessly chic in this pleated skirt, a timeless classic. Shop this piece for R129 at MRP.

Or get this tulle skirt from Project by MRP for R100.

Nike recently launched its latest workout range in millennial pink. Some of the designs only feature a splash of pink against black, white and grey backdrops, but are still equally lustworthy.

This fitness range will give you all the feels. Shop this Nike, Air Huarache for R1499 from Superbalist.

Two-tone sweater, R849, Nike.

We are also loving this off the shoulder and bell sleeve dress from Style Republic at Spree, R379.

Accessories are always a good idea and especially so if you’re crushing on this colour but are not keen to go all pink.

Make a statement in pink mirrored sunglasses. Shop this pair at Forever New for R349.

Soften your off duty look in this faux suede cap for R149 at H&M.

And seal the deal with a perfect little pink Mimco crossbody bag, R1499 at Woolworths.

Images: Getty & Supplied

For more style advice from Lindo Buthelezi, purchase How to Dress like a Goddess on a Working Girl's Dime here.

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