‘On Wednesdays we wear pink’, so goes the infamous line from Mean Girls, and just like that, the colour became a bit of a joke… Think pink, and thoughts of Barbie, big fat gypsy weddings and that completely misjudged labour minibus campaign won’t be far behind. Unfortunately, pink ran with the wrong crowd for far too long, and as a result, it’s gained itself a reputation for being a little cheap, tacky and tasteless. But that’s all about to change, as the shade turns over a new leaf for new season…

 

Pop princess turned credible artist - as it were - pink’s gone through a bit of a transformation of late. And it’s about time. As a colour, it’s fun and girly, yes, but worn right, and it can totally do the whole style statement thing, too. Don’t believe us? Presenting exhibit A; the 5 styles from AW16 that prove beyond all doubt why you really NEED to rethink pink.

 
 

Pink Velvet Peplum Top

 

Pink’s not the only one having a moment. Velvet’s enjoying a return to form, too. Get the two acquainted, and you’ve got that #ootd in the bag. As for the ultra-femme peplum hemline, harden it up the with a leather miniskirt, and keep things casj with box-fresh trainers.

 

girl styling nobody's child pink peplum cami topPink Velvet Peplum Top - £16

 
 

Pink Pleated Metallic Jumpsuit

 

Proving pink doesn’t necessarily mean four-year-old birthday party, our Metallic Pleated Jumpsuit oozes urban-cool. Pairing wide leg culottes with a relaxed-fitted cami, layer it over a plain white tee for a so-now finish.

 

girl styling nobody's child pink pleated metallic jumpsuitPink Pleated Metallic Jumpsuit - coming soon

 
 

Pink Hammered Satin Cami

 

For a punch of proper pink, look no further than our Hammered Satin Cami. Head-turning to say the least, opt for black skinny jeans and indie-girl Chelsea boots for instant edge.

 

girl styling nobody's child pink satin cami topPink Hammered Satin Cami - £14

 
 

Pink Crushed Velvet Skater Dress

 

While the LBD might be a classic, those who really want to stand out from the crowd might want to look elsewhere for their styles cues… which brings us nicely onto this Crushed Velvet Skater Dress. Designed to catch the light, it promises pure scroll-stopping insta-goals. Opt for high contrast in the form of black velvet heels, a black velvet choker and our black Velvet Bomber Jacket.

 

girl styling nobody's child pink velvet skater dresPink Crushed Velvet Skater Dress - £28

 
 

Pink Frilly Edge Top

 

A subtler offering, our rose pink Frilly Edge Top is one for the daywear drawer. Cropped at the waist, and frilled at the hems, slip it on with a pair of high-rise mom jeans for a laidback take on the colour.

 

girl styling nobody's child rose pink frilly topPink Frilly Edge Top- £10

 
 

How are YOU wearing pink this season? Drop us a line in the comment section below, or better yet, tag us in a shot over on Instagram using #NCstyle. And if you're after more in the way of AW16 trend guides - from jumpsuits, to florals, to high-shine metallics - check out our recent LFW street style report!