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WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU HAVE PINK HAIR

People are afraid to dye their hair wild colours in the first place. There is always the excuse of workplace standards among other reasons to hold off. Although this may be true in some cases, it’s the fear of not knowing what to wear with the dyed hair that is the major stoplight. I began my journey into rainbow dyed hair when I was 13 and obsessed with the idea of being a raver. While I was too young to actually attend any raves, I did manage to dress the part. I started with velvet violet Manic Panic hair dye. That, in addition to my oversized orange chunky chain and wide legged jeans, made me look legit. I was definitely a poseur. That was nearly two decades ago so I have some authority on the topic. Here are a few ideas on what to wear when you have pink hair.

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SIMPLY WHITE

Let’s begin with some musical inspiration to kick off this journey. May I suggest looking no further than the famous scene from Funny Face. Think Pink!  Alright, now that we know that the answer to all of life’s largest questions is without a doubt PINK, we can delve in. You have dyed your hair pink so there is no reason to hide it. You should make it pop by wearing a colour like white. It will stand out and make the pink look even more vibrant. It’s an in real life optical illusion that I swear by. I especially love wearing my textured yeti coat to add a secondary element of pizazz to the overall look.

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MONOCHROME

Might I suggest going full Jolly Green Lady of Brooklyn and ensconcing your whole existence in the colour pink? Forget not buying anything new for one year! Why don’t you challenge yourself to only wear one colour? Pink, of course. Now that would be a blog I would follow religiously. UPDATE: upon further research their is also a Pink Woman of Hollywood. She is pinktacular goals.

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LEAN IN TO THE RAINBOW

If you embrace your pink hair, you should embrace the spectrum of the rainbow too. We’re all going to die eventually…. or dye our hair another colour so why not lean in to loud looks? Today I wore a red plaid jacket that screamed mistmatched with my hair. But I decided I was power clashing the pink hair on the red plaid coat. Suddenly, through my rose tinted shades, the colour combination began to make perfect sense.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Hat – vintage
Hair dye – c/o Clairol Color Crave in Flamingo
Top – c/o H&M
Shoes – c/o VANS Sk8-Hi
Yeti coat – c/o H&M White Faux Fur Jacket
Denim – c/o Frank & Oak Stevie Jeans

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IN CONCLUSION…

What to wear when you have pink hair = whatever makes you feel completely awesome. You will already be catching eyes with your vibrant mane, might as well give them something to really feast their eyes upon. With that said, this is not a hair colour for the wallflower or faint of heart. Happy dyeing!

photographs – Jesse Sand

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