I Am Not a Hot-Pink Person, But These 13 Outfits Are Changing Me

I wouldn’t call myself color averse, but a quick glance at my closet or the contents of my dresser won’t turn up much pink. It’s not a conscious choice per se, but more of a reflection of what feels most me at the moment. In fact, it's why you might say my most recent obsession has caused me to look a little harder in the mirror. Am I a hot-pink person? My darker-hued wardrobe and I really didn’t think so.

Somehow, though, this season’s bright pink trend picks up right where the rosy color craze of seasons past left off. While Millennial Pink was so widely appealing for its ability to nearly act as a neutral, this recent hot-pink trend somehow feels equally cool and not overly saccharine. It’s an equitable alternative to a classic bold red (one of my personal-favorite color trends) and feels just as daring and confident when worn head to toe.

In case you’re not as convinced as I am that you need to clear some hanger space for hot pink, perhaps the below 13 outfits will sway you.

Bright pink statement-sleeve dresses hit on the '80s trend quite perfectly.

Coordinated Western boots are not required but should be.

Start with one strong piece, like this elegant maxi skirt, if you're not ready to go for head-to-toe pink.

Life's too short. Give me all the hot pink and all the fringe.

Hot pink and mint gree are an unexpected but lovely couple.

Suddenly questioning why I own so many black leggings. 

This flawless pink suit is great for your 9-to-5 but even better for your 5-to-9.

Keep your accessories neutral if you prefer.

There will always be more time for blue denim. Right now, we'll take pink.

Does it make you stand out among friends? Arguably yes.

A big pink tent dress sounds awfully appealing, especially in the last remaining days of summer.

Bring in a bit of coordinating print to complement your hot-pink piece.

This bright pink dress has is a bit of a pajama vibe, but the fluffy and smart heels dress it up.

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If you're still not on board with pink, take a look at the color trend that went absolutely viral on the Emmys red carpet this year.