Do you remember, about six years ago, when pink was the new pink? Darling, bubble gum pink was everywhere. My favorite cable knit sweater of all time was purchased in the height of the pink craze, and now has been worn to a raw-elbow state. How long did that phase last? About three years? Maybe longer, if you consider that there will always be a few people hanging on to pink with die-hard ferocity.
If we’re honest with ourselves, pink is a classic. It stands for breast cancer and baby girls, and reminds us of cupcakes with sprinkles and rose gardens. While other colors wax and wane, pink will be with us for the long haul.
Above, some of our Whitney English favorites: the Fruit on Ecru was inspired by my own wedding; pink leopard charms us all and makes a sweet, but feisty statement; the Mod Floral Berry was inpsired by vintage fabric, but I love this color combination; preppy stripes take on new life in a pink, green and brown color scheme.