At First Blush

1. Fluffy Topshop Sweater here
2. Lola Rose Boutique ring from AW13 collection, £59, shop here
3. Zara Studio coat £179 here
4. Smythson notebook here
5. Topshop Limited Edition dress here

You don't need me to tell you that the colour of the season is powder pink. A million miles away from Summery sweetness, the Autumn/Winter collections, both high end and high street, propose a sophisticated take on the girlish hue. 

Be it Zara's ankle-length masculine coat in sugared almond or MGSM's rosy interpretation of the urban sweatshirt, there is something to suit every style. 

Take your cue from the wonderful Simone Rocha, who brought a new dimension to candied pinks with her fall collection. Balancing feminine princess coats and sculpted shift dresses with contemporary bed-head and mannish brogues, Simone's directional collection is arguably one of the most successful of the season. 

Steer clear of any Barbie comparisons by pairing oyster pink with red (see here) or teaming pastel hues with varying shades of grey. Add glossy metallic accents, such as the Zara brogues below, and some Hoxton Blush earrings by Bijoux Bazaar for a fresh look. 

For a blushing beauty update, look out for the latest limited edition fragrance by Jo Malone. Peony & Blush Suede, launching September 2nd, is a complex full floral with sparkling apple top notes and a unique suede base. Inspired by Cecil Beaton and the intricacies of haute couture, the scent is suitably refined, working in perfect harmony with this season's sweet colour story. 

1. MSGM floral sweater here
2. Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede cologne launching September
3. Topshop Pink Sunglasses here
4. Topshop pale pink satchel here
5. Bijoux Bazaar Hoxton Blush earrings £12 here
6. Zara metallic brogues £49.99 here


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