The '20s seems to be the decade when the sartorial rulebook has been (rightfully) thrown out the window, and no subject has seen a bigger overhaul than colour combinations. Be it navy and black, or purple and green, in the past certain pairings were considered no-go for no real good reason. Yet no duo has been more vilified than red and pink.
Despite its past as a love-to-hate colour combination, it has recently captured the sartorial zeitgeist. On the spring/summer '24 runways Cecilie Bahnsen presented cotton-candy dresses laced with strawberry tulle and Fendi showed perfectly paired punchy pinks and bright reds rendered in high-neck knitwear.
But the biggest driver of the seismic shift towards pink and red has come from street stylers – particularly across the streets in Copenhagen this season. Just a couple of weeks ahead of Valentine’s Day, we saw scarlet and blush sported in a myriad of ways – our favourite being in the form of floor-skimming fuzzy faux furs. Beyond this traditional Valentine's Day colour scheme, street style served up a platter of romantic inspiration: white lace tights worn with a romantic slip dress and tall red boots, oversized fabric flower brooches and crimson hair bows – just to name a few.
Below, we've gathered the best ensembles to emulate this Valentine's Day:
Amoako checked jacquard jacket
Yoshi jacquard wide-leg pants
Velvet hair clip
Zazie brown suede
Earrings in pale pink jade and bronz
Leather pencil skirt pink
Hilda dip dye coat
V logo silk headband
Amalfi salsa nappa strappy heeled sandal
Le coeur leather crossbody bag
Embroidered brushed alpaca-blend sweater
Camila leather flats
Pleated houndstooth bouclé mini skirt
Houndstooth bouclé jacket
Anagram acetate sunglasses
Mazzy alpaca-blend cardigan
Olivia premium stockings
Reedition coated cotton-blend jacket
Roxx amethyst ring