Blushing

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As we enter the middle of August, it's time to face reality that the summer is pretty much over here in the UK. And while I am happy to see the approach of autumn and its styles, palettes and textures. there remains a dying ember of summer colour which will carry you through to the autumn season.


I was browsing the newly refurbished Pull & Bear, Victoria Square, and some key pieces from their new season collections inspired this post.

Blush, dusky and soft pinks are no longer confined to baby grows, lingerie or makeup, in fact, they are versatile and flattering colours, working well with many common pieces in a man's wardrobe.

The key to tapping this trend is to keep the rest of your look fairly minimal, both in pattern and colour. Stick to usual neutrals of grey or taupe. Denim should be dark and without embellishment. To really work the look, use the colour in pieces not usually associated with shades of pink. A pink formal shirt is not that unusual, but a masculine silhouette of a bomber jacket in a pink tone is unexpected and fresh.

I've pulled a few of my favourite high street style below in a mix of clothing and accessories; each piece will add some subtle colour and revamped edge to your seasonal wardrobe.


As seen above, wear it with neutral shades and play with contrasting lengths


Pair them with a white shirt and some pale grey brogues for an autumn cool down


Not quite a roll neck, this mix of casual and formal will refresh your dress-down Fridays.


If you are not willing to fully indulge in the trend, adding this soft pink belt to a pair of chinos is a subtle nod.


Playing with exaggerated proportions is what Cos are renowned for. This relaxed sweatshirt is smart streetwear at its best.



If you are brave enough, this pink denim jacket just screams cool.

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I've always tried to maintain the focus of Rogues+Brogues as one of experimentation and improvement in personal style. Trends are not always for everyone but being too cautious to try something new can lead to a style rut. A simple addition of an unexpected colour, in this case pink, can add instantly make you feel fresh and change so many of your usual outfits. 

Don't be afraid to sink the pink this season!




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