Years in the business have shown me that women have mixed feelings about the color pink. Perhaps it’s at least partly because the color has been imposed on females since birth as a signature color for the gender. It’s the go-to color for everything from toys to classical dance uniforms (think pink-satin pointe shoes). Still, I might be so bold to say a light touch of pink does a person well.
For women, pink suede shoes and boots offer a modest dose of rose and pair well with everything from playful midi skirts to sleek denim. They’re perfect for those looking to venture outside of the realm of neutrals and perhaps even reclaim the color simply for what it is—chic (and, at its core, genderless).
Meanwhile, for their male counterparts, pink suede shoes defied the notion that men’s shoes are boring. From wingtips to wild color options, there are plenty of design elements to liven up a pair of men’s shoes.
Though, for both, one may wonder, how do you style a pair of pink suede shoes? Read on for some fail-safe styling tips to suit both men and women.
For men: Pink suede boots with trousers and denim
Pairing well with most trousers and sleek denim pants, pink suede boots are perfect for those looking to experiment without losing the sophisticated look of chukka, dress, and Chelsea boots.
For women: Pink suede pumps and skinny flare jeans
Flared jeans have been making their way back into style for a couple of seasons now. Though, if you’re looking to make a subtle but striking statement, go for skinny flares, a silhouette characterized by skinny legs that fan out only slightly below the knee. My stylish friends tell me the cut will show off your curves while still homing in on flare fashion for 2022, and pairing them with femme footwear makes for elevated elegance.
For men: Pink suede chukka boots with summer suits
The chukka is an ankle boot with two or three eyelets and exotic roots, having originated in the Eastern Hemisphere and popularized by the British post-World War II. Yet, today, it swings both business-friendly and casual, depending on how it’s being styled. For the freshest approach to styling pink shoes in 2022, snag a pair of rose-hued chukkas and wear them with a cool, summer suit.
For women: A monochrome pink ensemble
Monochrome is all the rage this year, with Y2K-inspired looks leading the pack. Wear your favorite pair of pink suede shoes—be they pointed mules, open-toe slides, or rounded Mary-Jane style shoes—with a coordinated pink outfit to make use of two trends at once.
For men: Pink desert boots and tapered khakis
For a vintage look, wear pink desert boots with tapered khaki pants. The ensemble will give you a sleek and smart-casual ‘60s appeal. Ultra fashion-forward guys will also wear them sockless with shorts or to dress down tailored suits.
For women: Pink slingback pumps with a cropped blouse and a midi skirt
The window to wear transitional outfits can pass in the blink of an eye, so it’s best to take advantage of the forecast straightaway. Enter this style, a simple day-to-night look that several of my stylist friends swear by. It’s fashionable, fun, and, frankly, unable to fail you in spring and in fall.
Ready to procure a pair of pink suede shoes?
As always, these are just guidelines for acquiring a great pair of pink suede shoes and boots for women. With over 20 years in the fashion industry, Esquivel Shoes takes pride in being a quality resource for shoppers. To learn more about our selection of pink suede shoes and boots or any other styles for men or for women, send us a message through this link.
With over 20 years in the fashion industry, Esquivel Shoes takes pride in being a valuable resource for shoppers. To learn more about our handmade shoe collection or any other products we offer, send us a message through this link. We’re here to give you peace of mind and help you find the best handcrafted shoes for you.
George is a Southern California-based designer and craftsman who designed his first pair of shoes in 1994 and began honing his craft thereafter. For over 20 years, he’s operated his namesake brand, Esquivel, which specializes in handmade shoes and accessories. In the last decade, George served as Creative Director of renowned luxury bag and luggage brand Tumi Inc. and as Creative Consultant for Italian heritage brand Fratelli Rossetti, and has collaborated with many others for his own brand. George was a 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, and has been a CFDA member since 2010. When he’s not working alongside his team of artisans at his atelier, Esquivel House, in Downtown Los Angeles, George is enjoying time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Shelley, and their three grown children. He also loves mountain biking and hosting good friends for dinners and fêtes.