Fashion Friday: Rethinking Millennial Pink

Fashion Friday: Rethinking Millennial Pink

Happy Friday Mom!  

What the heck is Millennial Pink?  It's a hot topic these days, no?  

In March, The Cut, published a piece about the persistence of this "color."  It's a VERY comprehensive look at the history of pink as well as an examination of why this is color of choice for advertisers, clothing companies, interior designers, etc. when targeting Millennials.

 "Millennial Pink" examples from The Cut, "Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away"

"Millennial Pink" examples from The Cut, "Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away"

Check out some more recent bits of their pink timeline:

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It's everywhere, moms!!  In response, Heather Swedel from Slate pointed out what this mom was thinking the whole time I read it:  

I can’t believe this needs to be pointed out, but none of these things are the same color... Not all pinks are created equal; there are many different ways to be pink. So no, not every pink out there is millennial pink.
— Heather Swedel, Slate, Stop Calling Everything Millennial Pink

So, calling all these pinks 'Millennial Pink" is flat-out wrong.  They're just plain pink.  That said, pink (in all it's variations) is having a real heyday and it seems its not going anywhere.  

 I'm a sucker for pink packaging.  This is from a total of 8 items in my makeup bag.

I'm a sucker for pink packaging.  This is from a total of 8 items in my makeup bag.

Lately, I'm totally on the pink bandwagon (see above), which is surprising for this lifelong pink-hater.  I love Glossier's branding (and cloud paint and boy brow and generation g lipstick)

And I was excited when Everlane introduced their "Pink Edit" last summer.  

  Everlane sweatshirt , Pink joined their minimal color palette last summer.

Everlane sweatshirt, Pink joined their minimal color palette last summer.

Nevertheless, I still haven't bought a SINGLE item of pink clothing.  

Here's why: 1.  I believed MOST of the pink stuff I was seeing would look super uncool on this super pale mom bod.  2.  I'm cheap and usually don't want to shell out for something that's not "practical."  BUT since pale is here to stay (my dermatologist did some serious skin-shaming on my last visit) and, you know, YOLO, I've decided to screw it and buy some "Millennial Pink!"--- er just, pink. 

I'm thinking about these items:

 Topshop, Floral Origami Dress, $125

Topshop, Floral Origami Dress, $125

Ok so I really love these heels.  I even dreamed up how I would wear them, a la Miroslava Duma.

 Miroslava Duma, Cool Russian Entrepreneur Mom

Miroslava Duma, Cool Russian Entrepreneur Mom

 

But, winter is coming, and I should probably just find that Drake puffer.

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