NYC’s Social Set Has Spoken: Pink and Red Is the Must-Wear Color Combo Right Now

Anna Wintour, Laverne Cox and more are making this unlikely look feel fresh.

Jessica Joffe and Carolyn Angel, Gangs of New York Gala Honoring Haim Steinbach and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Audrey Gelman at CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art Show and Party, Park Avenue Armory (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Fuchsia Sumner at CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art Show and Party== Park Avenue Armory (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Tali Lennox in Chanel, CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art Show and Party, Park Avenue Armory (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
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Hannah Herzsprung in Chanel at CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art Show and Party, Park Avenue Armory (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Dr. Penny Grant, NYC Mission Society Champions for Children Gala, Mandarin Oriental (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Dana Fandberg (right) with Jennifer Post and Jamie Herzlinger, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club President's Dinner, Cipriani 42nd Street (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
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Celerie Kemble at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club President's Dinner, Cipriani 42nd Street (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Ben Mindich with Montgomery Frazier, Halsband Portraits, National Arts Club (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Laverne Cox at the 2015 Center Dinner, Cipriani Wall Street (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
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Alina Cho at the 2015 Vilcek Foundation Awards Gala, Mandarin Oriental (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Baz Luhrmann and Anna Wintour at the 2015 Vilcek Foundation Awards Gala, Mandarin Oriental (Photo: Patrick McMullan).

Pink and red outfits are not just for Valentine’s Day anymore.

Over the past week in New York City, trendsetters such as Anna Wintour, Laverne Cox and Audrey Gelman stepped out in varying iterations of red and pink looks. The color combination is normally shied away from; when done wrong, it can make the wearer resemble either a fourth-grade Valentine card or an overly cutesy little girl.

When done right, though, it provides just the jolt of brightness New Yorkers are craving after a lengthy winter. Scroll through these photos for tips on how to make the look your own.

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