Pink is trending after Kate Middleton and Jill Biden were spotted in the colour: 11 top picks for summer

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with US First Lady Jill Biden as she carries carrots to feed a pet rabbit during their visit to Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, Cornwall on the sidelines of the G7 summit on June 11, 2021. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (L) and U.S. First Lady Dr Jill Biden (R) wowed in vibrant shades of pink on an official engagement in Cornwall. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

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In addition to Pantone’s two colours of the year (ultimate grey and illuminating yellow), there’s one other shade that is popping up everywhere this season. From social media feeds to official government visits, it's time to think pink.

Following Dr. Jill Biden and Kate Middleton's recent outings in the United Kingdom, vibrant shades of pink are back in fashion’s good books. According to a recent Lyst data drop, global searches for pink blazers spiked 170 per cent this week, and searches for pink midi dresses are up 63 per cent over the previous week.

The Duchess of Cambridge (R) and U.S. First Lady Dr Jill Biden (L) wowed in vibrant shades of pink on an official engagement in Cornwall. (Photo by Aaron Chown/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (R) and U.S. First Lady Dr Jill Biden (L) wowed in vibrant shades of pink on an official engagement in Cornwall. (Photo by Aaron Chown/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It makes sense that the fashion world is taking notice of the traditionally feminine colour, as pink has also recently been spotted on other high-profile women like Vice President Kamala Harris, model Alessandra Ambrosio and Carrie Johnson, U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's wife. 

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Luckily, you don’t need to be a political powerhouse to incorporate the on-trend colour into your wardrobe. Retailers have caught on to the trend, and are offering a huge variety of styles in bright pink shades — and at every price point.

Ahead, shop our top picks for 11 of the best summer-ready pieces in this season’s hottest shade.

Puff Sleeve Shirred Crop Blouse

Puff Sleeve Shirred Crop Blouse. Image via Shein.
Puff Sleeve Shirred Crop Blouse. Image via Shein.

An elastic square neckline means that you can wear this smocked blouse two ways: off the shoulder or on for two completely different looks.

SHOP IT: Shein, $20

Lisa Says Gah X Ookioh Savannah One Piece

Lisa Says Gah X Ookioh Savannah One Piece. Image via Lis Says Gah.
Lisa Says Gah X Ookioh Savannah One Piece. Image via Lis Says Gah.

Also making its way into the world of swimwear, this combination pink and red one-piece has a retro-inspired bandana print.

SHOP IT: Lisa Says Gah, $135

Light Pink Gauze Tiered Maxi Dress

Light Pink Gauze Tiered Maxi Dress. Image via Torrid.
Light Pink Gauze Tiered Maxi Dress. Image via Torrid.

Soaring summer temperatures call for flowing and lightweight clothing, just like this tiered baby pink maxi dress.

SHOP IT: Torrid, $78 ($64 USD)

High-Waist Airbrush Legging

High-Waist Airbrush Legging. Image via Alo Yoga.
High-Waist Airbrush Legging. Image via Alo Yoga.

Bring a touch of this season’s hottest colour to your next workout with Alo Yoga’s best selling Airbrush Leggings in the brand’s newest shade, pink lavender.

SHOP IT: Alo Yoga, $100

Staud Pink Scotty Bag

Staud Pink Scotty Bag. Image via SSENSE.
Staud Pink Scotty Bag. Image via SSENSE.

This shoulder bag comes in a sweet shade of bubblegum pink that perfectly compliments its vintage-inspired design.

SHOP IT: SSENSE, $309 (originally $435)

Kitri Persephone Dress

Kitri Persephone Dress. Image via Shopbop.
Kitri Persephone Dress. Image via Shopbop.

We can totally see the Duchess of Cambridge pulling off this printed midi dress, making it a great choice if you’re a fan of Kate Middleton’s style but lack her royal funds.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $352

Pleated Skirt

Pleated Skirt. Image via H&M.
Pleated Skirt. Image via H&M.

If you’re looking to try out two of this season’s biggest trends in one, look no further than this pleated skirt that comes in a shocking pink hue.

SHOP IT: H&M, $30

Jenna Linen Blazer

Jenna Linen Blazer. Image via Dynamite.
Jenna Linen Blazer. Image via Dynamite.

While Dr. Jill Biden’s pink tweed blazer is certainly eye-catching, this linen version is much more appropriate for those hot summer days.

SHOP IT: Dynamite, $70

Open Edit Otto Slide Sandal

Open Edit Otto Slide Sandal. Image via Nordstrom.
Open Edit Otto Slide Sandal. Image via Nordstrom.

Padded straps and a square-toed silhouette bring a modern feel to this otherwise simple pair of slide sandals.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $50

Tapered Utility Pants

Tapered Utility Pants. Image via Anthropologie.
Tapered Utility Pants. Image via Anthropologie.

All things old are new again, like the classic cargo detailing on this tapered pair of soft pink pants.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $156 ($128 USD)

Gellar Top

Gellar Top. Image via Reformation.
Gellar Top. Image via Reformation.

This versatile top is designed with a stretchy ribbed fabric to give you a little extra shape and comfort all in one.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $98

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