14 Ways You Can Embrace Millennial Pink
It’s not quite bubblegum or peach, and it’s definitely not fuchsia. No, millennial pink—named as such for the number of buzzy startups (Glossier, Everlane, Thinx, etc.) that have claimed it as a calling card—hits closer to a barely there blush or rosy salmon. It can run the spectrum from super light to a little more saturated, but the message remains: This is not a pink for girlie girls, but rather a shade that telegraphs a certain brand of arty, sophisticated cool.
While not entirely a surprise—Pantone did name Rose Quartz as 2016’s color of the year—the trend has picked up some impressive steam recently in the accessories department. Several people in the office, for example, are losing their composure over Miu Miu’s confectionary satin and shearling mules, the practicality of which in a big, dirty city has been called to attention (said people don’t care). And we can’t think of anything prettier to set off a gray winter coat than a boxy satchel the color of seashells. Shop those and plenty more below.
MIU MIU MULE
This shoe is admittedly very girly, but so much so that it crosses over into more tongue-in-cheek territory.
Again with the pink-and-gray pairing—these would be so pretty with heathered sweats for a barre class (or coffee run).
LOEWE SMALL POUCH
The perfect size to stash all your Balm Dotcoms.
PAUL ANDREW SANDALS
This is how you do "pink tie."
ALAIA BUCKET BAG
A bucket fit for a ballerina.
J. CREW FLATS
Paging Alexa Chung and all other mini skirt + pointy-toe flats diehards.
NANCY GONZALEZ CROC BAG
A wonderful option for the office, especially with a structured sheath.
GUCCI PEARL BAG
Perfect for the maximalist with a sweet tooth.
COMMON PROJECTS LOW-TOPS
Swap out your usual crisp white sneakers for a softer feel.
The shape may be traditional, but the shade couldn't be more right now.
TOM FORD PUMPS
These have a little more warmth than your usual neutral pumps.
PEDRO GARCIA SATIN FLAT
Slides are still going strong, and we can see these as being just the thing for a holiday party.
CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY BAG
There's something quite striking about the silver against the pink, no?
ALEXANDER WANG CHAIN BAG
If you're not ready to commit to full-on blush, the black details and edgy hardware keep things tough.