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Bring the drama to work with these hot pink essentials

All the ways you can incorporate this hot shade into your workwear wardrobe

Lygeia Gomes | Published 21.04.22, 07:13 PM
Phone sling by So Fetch; Meringue dress by Malie; Pink Furbie bag by Outhouse

Phone sling by So Fetch; Meringue dress by Malie; Pink Furbie bag by Outhouse


It’s not easy being the best-dressed person at work… but someone has to do it!

If you’re known for your on-trend, seasonal wardrobe à la Carrie Bradshaw, you need to stock up on hot pink buys this season. The bodacious shade that falls in the same ménage as magenta and fuchsia, is a highly saturated colour with luminous white undertones and hints of blue and purple.


The shade dominated Valentino’s fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection and made a few sneaky appearances on Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Versace’s summer 2022 runways.

But how can you bring this fearless colour to your weekday meetings? We mapped out some ways you can fit hot pink into your workwear:

Oversized shirts

A hot pink boyfriend shirt will never let you down. Go for a crisp, formal styling or the breezy, half-buttoned look, with a wide leather belt across the waist. Or go for an edgy poplin shirt, like this number by Huemn.


Casual Fridays can get a lot more fun with a tiered, taffeta number like this one. This day-to-night number by Malie can be paired with almost anything.

Statement shoes

Shoes can be your secret weapon against a boring dress code. Even if you’ve to stick to neutrals for work, go wild with statement footwear. At the moment, we’re crushing on these Kareena Kapoor Khan-approved pink mule heels by Fizzy Goblet!

Mix it up with a tie!

Remember Rachel Green’s iconic off-shoulder white shirt with a tucked-in tie? The only element that would take the outfit up a notch is a hot pink tie!

Dreamy shirt dresses

Midi shirt dresses are breathy and versatile — they’re perfect to get you through a tumultuous workday and to double up as an after-dark number! This AK-OK number is sporty and party-ready!

Sultry saris

You can totally drape a hot pink sari for a regular workday without feeling overdressed. The key is to pick breathable cotton. This handwoven linen jamdani from Chidiyaa is a work-friendly wonder.

Mini bags

Instead of the over-the-top shopper pouch, go for fierce pink mini bags to add drama to your monochromes. The Outhouse Furbie even has a faux feather top handle!

Phone slings/mask chains

We’ll be right back after we add this snazzy phone sling by So Fetch to our cart.

A pink pout

Don’t overlook the power of a perfect matte pout this summer. The key is to opt for a hydrated look, so pick the right consistency when splurging on vivid lip colours. Katrina Kaif’s beauty label Kay Beauty has some versatile pinks that can also be paired with other lighter shades.

Novelty nails

The cheat code to looking put together is a novelty manicure. Style your nails with muted florals and dainty prints or go over the top with neon hues. If you’re looking for something simple try a classic French manicure with a hot pink tip!

Last updated on 21.04.22, 07:13 PM

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