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Shade To Crave: Powerhouse Pink

Powerhouse pink is without a doubt the shade of the season and of all the bright colors making the round- as expected with the return to the 80’s- this one is my absolute favorite. While this color is undoubtedly striking, it isn’t obnoxiously loud or too dominating.

Powerhouse pink is a happy median between the sweet innocence of pale pink and the overt sex-appeal of radiant red and has a vibrant energy which exudes confidence. We saw pops of pink all over the spring runways- Badgley Mischka, Matthew Williamson, Christian Dior, and more- all of our favorite designers turned up the volume on their collections by throwing this killer shade into the mix. Pair your pink pieces with neutrals for a more modern look, metallics for a dose of glam, with black for a bit of edge- you really can’t go wrong.

I am not only advocating this shade because it’s trendy, it is actually incredibly flattering for just about any complexion, whether you’re super pale or ultra tan,  blond or brunette, this color was made to flatter and can’t help but make you feel sexy.

Check out my favorite powerhouse pink pieces after the jump!

Herve Leger ‘Charlotte’ Short Skirt, $600 (As seen on Mary-Kate Olsen). One of those statement-making staples that can be worn in countless ways.
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Anlo Helen Top, $198. I love the swingin’ sicties feel of this top.
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Diane von Furstenberg Halter Dress, $295; NOW: $195. An easy, breezy style that will flatter all figures.
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Jenni Kayne Tiered Tank, $295; NOW: $206.50. Tuck this into a high-waisted skirt for sleek and sexy look.
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T-Bags One Shoulder Banded Dress, $198. A grecian silhouette with a modern sensibilitythat is totally crave-worthy.
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Alexia Admor Strapless Fuchsia Cocktail Dress, $198. An sbolute must for your next cocktail party.
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Splendid Modal Jersey Racer Back Dress, $117. A versatile dress that looks equally good with flip-flops as it does with killer pumps.
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Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Pink Jumper, $276. Rock two trends at once with this show-stopping hot pink romper.
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Young, Fabulous, & Broke Taylor Maxi Dress, $176. I’ll wear this with a chunky necklace for a summer barbecue.
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Marciano Anlee Double V Top, $88; NOW: $64.95. A closet staple that you will reach for time and time again.
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Design History Fuchsia Jersey Tiered Cap Sleeve Dress, $54. Wait this tunic dress with sandals now and bootie, tights, and a sharp blazer later.
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Thakoon Addition Draped Pocket Tank Dress, $800. A fantastic style that can easily go from day to night.
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Karen Zambos Sophia Dress, $262; NOW: $131. A wear-anywhere style that is both practical and totally statement-making.
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Judi Rosen Crisscross Shorts, $209; NOW: $104.50. Show off your gams in bright pair of short shorts.
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Elizabeth and James Draped Tank, $165. A flirty top with a bit of attitude always spells chic.
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Splash image credit to Mike Kohn.

Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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arg too bad i look horrid in pink

Reply June 9, 2009, 12:04 am


I’ve always loved pink, it’s such a sexy and positive color! And it’s so easy to combine! Personally, I like the edgy look, with leather jackets and co. but there are so many great ways of matching pink. Great post!

Reply June 8, 2009, 7:35 am


I love the Herve Leger skirt you featured. I keep trying to prevent myself from buying one to save money. Hopefully I’ll find one on sale soon! And your completely right, that pink shade looks great on everyone!

Reply June 2, 2009, 9:52 pm


I have always bene a hot pink fan. I was EVERYTHING in this post!

Reply June 2, 2009, 10:05 am

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