Alia Rajput for Second City Style Magazine
January is over. We made it through the worst. And while there may still be snow on the ground and freezing wind chills in the air, there are plenty of reasons to kick up your heels and celebrate the coming of February. Why? Well, in addition to the shortened number of calendar days, the skip in the second month’s step always brings two things we look forward to: Valentine’s Day and the promise of spring. And as cheesy as it may sounds, we can’t help but revert back to our girlish fancies and waste no time in breaking out the pink. The color of love! The color of flowers! The color of artificially sweetened candies that we can’t get enough of! And luckily, for us romantics at heart, all the different shades of pink can mean so much more as well.
Pink can be playful. Not since the 80’s has the hot pink craze made as much of a splash as it is making now. And while many current designers are tipping their hats to the trends of the past with high shoulders and color-blocking, a decidedly more modern take has been introduced by blending these statement-making hues with more pared down, minimal shapes. Martin Grant took his fuchsia frock one step further with an almost futuristic cut, sliced up with a slit down the front and up the skirt. For a more classic look, (for work or play), Red Valentino lends the same shock of color to an ultra-flattering, drop-waist fit.
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