Pink, Elevated

Viva Magenta brings the pop of color

According to Pantone’s annual color of the year report, 2023 is the season of pink – or Viva Magenta to be more specific. But this ain’t your grandma’s pink. Get those gender-biased notions out of the way and embrace this vibrant hue for what it really stands for: pure joy and unabashed self-expression for all.

Here is a sampling of how to think pink for the upcoming season.

Style Micro MiniTHE MICRO-MINI

While this cut can be a statement all on its own, the color is what really makes this piece shine. If the length gives you pause, try it layered with leggings or patterned tights and a white button-down shirt.

Arie DRESS, available at Blended Shoes + Apparel, 1125-I Military Cutoff Road


We’ve seen a lot of cutouts lately (and will continue to) but in unexpected places. This swimsuit takes asymmetry to a new level with its one-shoulder, waist-slice, and hi-low bottom cut. The shades of pink might be bold but are also flattering. Bonus points: You can wear it as a bodysuit in nonsummer months.

Joyce one-piece, color-block SWIMSUIT, available at Très Bleu Boutique, 1121-D, Military Cutoff Road


To add some color energy to more neutral outfits. Feeling a little extra? Go for the flower and gemstone pairing.

Pansy velvet floral gemstone EARRINGS, available at ZIA Boutique, 1113-A Military Cutoff Road

Hoop EARRINGS, available at Très Bleu Boutique, 1121-D, Military Cutoff Road

Style Bags

Another easy way to pump up the pink? A bag or wallet in this powerful hue will do the trick. Leather and wovens are still trending and can be the perfect way to play with bright colors and textures while staying classic in shape.

Texture knot shoulder BAG, available at Monkee’s of Wilmington, 1900 Eastwood Road #22

HOBO Lauren WALLET, available at Island Passage

Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road # 7

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