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5 Days, 5 Ways: Millennial Pink

The color of the millennials

“Now usually I don’t do this but, uh…”

This week we’re doing things a little differently. I’m sure all of you have heard/ seen/ tasted/ smelled/ felt and pretty much been everything BUT personally victimized by Millennial Pink. If you haven’t, read this New York Magazine article literally on it. It’s here, it’s not going anywhere, and it happens to be a versatile and (surprisingly) universally flattering shade. It’s just as easy to subtly incorporate into your wardrobe as it is in your girlfriend’s Instagram feed.

While I could have shown you 5 ways to wear a pink tee, it didn’t feel as pivotal as other 5 Days, 5 Ways topics. The idea is that the hero piece is a worthwhile investment because you can wear it in a variety of situations, and it doesn’t feel like a trend that is a waste of time, money and/or closet space. While I can’t say that every one of you will need all five of these pieces, I can say that adding something in this shade to your wardrobe will give a fresh spin to your closet that will either a) still feel relevant or b) be so mainstream that it’ll be as basic as beige in the next 1o years. It’s that unoffensive of a shade of pink. I promise – I’m a millennial.


Millennial Pink works as both a color and a neutral, and feels fresh yet expected for spring. 

Tie: The Tie Bar, $19 | Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Shirt: David Donahue, $135

Shoes: Cole Haan, $270 | Socks: Stance, $20 | Watch: Weiss, $1,160

Wear it well: Add the slightest bit of Millennial Pink with a tie in an otherwise grey ensemble.


Sweatshirt: Saturdays NYC, $125 | Trousers: Todd Snyder, $248

Sneakers: Common Projects, $455 | Leather Jacket: Schott NYC, $765

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $175 | Wallet: Paul Smith, $225

Wear it well: A pink sweatshirt under a leather jacket is an easy way to introduce pink on a larger scale.


Sneakers: Filling Pieces, $225 | Shirt: Soulland, $143 | Chinos: Everlane, $68

Denim Jacket: Uniqlo, $40 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95 | Fragrance: D.S. Durga, $145

Wear it well: Millennial Pink kicks add a springy pop of color to an otherwise quiet outfit.


Jacket: Carhartt WIP, $108 | Jeans: A.P.C., $195 | Shoes: Want les Essentiels, $495

Polo: Scotch & Soda, $78 | Belt: Maximum Henry, $95 | Watch: Uniform Wares, $850

Wear it well: Pop an all blue outfit with a pink jacket for a more dynamic look.


Jeans: Levi’s, $95 | Shirt: Gitman Vintage, $195 | Jacket: Gant, $1,250

Espadrilles: Soludos, $55 | Cap: Obey, $29

Wear it well: Pair pink jeans with a plaid shirt with a secondary color of pink or red.



Want to see more ways to wear the pieces in this post? See 5 ways to wear a leather jacket, cropped trousers, and contrast sole shoes.

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