Trends & Style

How to Incorporate Pink into Your Outfit Without Looking Too Kawaii


Our mummies used to dress us in all shades of pink in an attempt to make us their little princesses for the first decade of our life. While most of the little girls embraced it and even picked pink schoolbags for our schooling years, many of us ditched the colour to avoid looking too juvenile and uncool once we reach our teens.

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It is hard to imagine dressing ourselves in that barbie colour now that we are strutting into offices and sitting in meeting rooms to pitch for the next business idea. However, truth to be told, it is POSSIBLE to bring back that feminine shade into our wardrobe without looking like a Japanese lolita. It all depends on the apparels we choose and how we style our outfit.

Pick edgier styles like asymmetrical cuts, structured blazers, or cool hoodies over cute laces and frills, and instead of wearing a top to toe selection of pink tones, try using pops of pink in your sartorial choices instead. Include just one piece of pink apparel, or pick one or two pieces of pink accessories.

Let's take a look at how some of our local style influencers wear pink without looking overly kawaii.


A blush jacket and just a little pop of pink of her slides.


A post shared by Andrea Chong (@dreachong) on Jan 25, 2018 at 7:16pm PST


A simple tee will do the trick. Tie it into a crop top and match it with your high waisted bottoms.


A post shared by Jamie Tan (@jamietyj) on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:16am PST


Since tinted shades have made a comeback, opt for a pink pair.


A post shared by Rachel Wong 誼恩 (@rchlwngxx) on Sep 29, 2017 at 5:47am PDT


Accessorize with a pink bag.


A post shared by Jasmine Lee (@jasminelhr) on Oct 14, 2017 at 3:50am PDT


Since Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day are so near each other this year, why not pick a dress that is apt for both occasions.


A post shared by XinLin Khaw (@xinlinnn) on Jan 30, 2018 at 4:37am PST


Relive the good old girly days in a pink pyjamas. Skip the laces and puffy sleeves and go for luxe satin.


Nicole Wong looking all stylish in a neon pink blazer.


A post shared by Nicole Wong 月贤 니콜 (@ncwong) on Nov 16, 2017 at 11:19pm PST


Pink gingham is an excellent choice to bring out those summer vibes.


A post shared by Savina Chai (@savinachaiyj) on Jan 29, 2018 at 1:36am PST


A bright pink cropped hoodie.


A post shared by Joanna Lim (@joannalhs) on Jan 20, 2018 at 3:55am PST


Wear a neutral coloured piece and accessorize with a pink hat and bag.


A post shared by AMELYN BEVERLY (@amebeverly) on Jan 13, 2018 at 6:10am PST


Syle your edgy outfit with a pink furry bag.


A post shared by Sofie C. (@so_fieeee) on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:03am PST


Look cool in black but remember to throw on a pink outerwear.


A post shared by SHUFENG, 邱舒枫 (@petiteksf) on Nov 17, 2017 at 3:45am PST


A runched, bodycoon dress brings out your womanly curves. Pair it with a pink mini backpack and a brown baker boy hat.


A post shared by Isabel (@prettyfrowns) on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:12am PST


Go all feminine in a sweet pink dress. But instead of pairing it with everything white, go for browns, greys, or even blue, like Christabel did.


A post shared by CHRISTABEL (@bellywellyjelly) on Jan 29, 2018 at 12:46am PST