how to wear pink

There's no getting away from it - pink is officially this season's power colour. But can you - and should you - wear it? The answer is - unequivocally - yes, you can and you should. This season's dusky shades are incredibly forgiving on ageing complexions and can be relied upon to light you up once your summer glow begins to fade. Find out how to make pink work for you this autumn...

The most foolproof way to wear pink? In the shape of a statement coat. The warm, dusky shade of this bargain buy suits all skin tones, whilst its classic cut makes it the perfect partner for everything from tailored work wear to jeans and jumpers.

Coat, £59, Marks & Spencer

If you're blessed with a darker complexion, a pop of fuschia will bring it to life. This statement coat will keep you snug and stylish all winter. Plus, you'll never have to worry about losing your scarf again.

Coat, £169, Hobbs

The tummy-minimising, relaxed-yet-feminine cut of this jumper means it will look equally at home tucked into a pencil skirt or tossed over jeans. Its soft hue will flatter most skin tones whilst adding a touch of lightness to your autumn wardrobe.

Jumper, £59, Studio 8

This longline shirt's cool pink hue will flatter grey-haired ladies. Throw it over a sharp pair of tailored grey or tan trousers, or tuck it into a grey or black leather pencil skirt.

Shirt, £145, Reiss

Team these peg-leg trousers with a simple white shirt and mid-heeled loafers for an effortlessly chic Parisian-style twist on your work and weekend wardrobes.

Trousers, £40, Oasis

Thigh-conscious? These palazzo-style wide-legged trousers will skim over any troublespots. Team with a white shirt and heels, or a fitted cashmere knit.

Trousers, £125, Reiss

If you're worried a pink coat or trouser might be too much of a shock to the system, take things one step at a time: in these fabulous shoes. Coral-toned hues were made for redheads. Team with grey and let your feet do all the talking (and walking).

Shoes, £165, LK Bennett