Fashion has had a love hate relationship with hot pink over the last few years, let’s face it, hot pink is not exactly the easiest hue to wear. On the one hand we have seen fashionable and chic designs featuring the color and on the other hand we’ve seen a plethora of horribly tacky hot pink ensembles. This year designers like Jenni Kayne, Phillip Lim, Chado Ralph Rucci and Oscar de la Renta are getting the hot pink look right, by adding both small and large quantities of the show stopping color to their fantastic fashions.  We’ve seen some designers that favor the minimalist approach, by adding hidden hints of hot pink in the form of shoes, belts and purses. While other designers went for a bolder take on hot pink, by creating hot pink spring suites, sexy mini dresses and a whole slew of outerwear.  Below you’ll find our list of must-have items to own in hot pink.

Hot Pink Blazer

We firmly believe that a blazer in every color is necessary but especially in hot pink. This is a great way to introduce the color into your wardrobe, since a blazer is so easily paired with other items. If you want to go simple, pair a hot pink blazer with a black on black outfit, for an instantly chic look. If you’re looking for a wilder take on hot pink there is nothing better than a little color blocking. Pair your hot pink blazer with a mint green top and white shorts, for a bright yet polished spring look.

Hot Pink Jeans

We are big fans of the colored denim trend, so why not try a pair of hot pink skinny jeans. You can pair them with a simple neutral t-shirt for a fun casual summer outfit. Or you can add killer black ankle boots and a leather jacket, for a glam princess look.

Hot Pink Ballet Flats

We think ballet flats are a fantastic platform to showcase hot pink. Since ballet flats are simple and girly it’s only natural that they would look great in an ultra-feminine color like hot pink. Best of all these shoes can go with anything, from short in summer to trousers in fall.