1. Musing on my favorite color
  2. My love for pink started early
  3. Knitted favorite cardigan
  4. Still traces of pink in my Boho phase
  5. Pink was hot in the 80s
  6. Favorite shoes
  7. How I wear my pink today
  8. Posh, chic inspirations of wearing pink in midlife<
  9. Fall trend: Pink and yellow
  10. Top of the World Style linkup-party No. 72

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Musing on my favorite color

Regular readers of my blog know that my favorite color as a toddler (and still today) is black.

My love for black would immediately change when they would come up with a darker color than black. - Unknown #fashion #quote Click To Tweet

is one of my favorite related funny fashion quotes with respect to black. It’s so great that one of fall’s trends is velvet as black velvet is so dark.

My love for pink started early

However, while black was a no-no for my mom, I wore a lot of pink, which came up next to black in the list of preferred colors. No, not baby pink or a girly pink, but hot pink or as it sometimes is called fuchsia.

High Latitude Style blogger as a toddler
Me as a 3 year old toddler in a pink cardigan that my mom had knitted for me

Knitted favorite cardigan

My mom had knitted me a pink cardigan with tassels. I really loved that jacket. I always wore it with a custom jewelry Bambi brooch with hematite crystals. Hint, hint, here the black comes into the game again. I have no clue where the brooch went.  🙁 It’s so odd that many things you loved in your childhood just vanish and you don’t know, when and how, but you know you didn’t throw them out.

#fashionover50 mature woman in pink jacket and printed dress with rose and yellow
Newport News leather jacket, eShakti print dress with rose and yellow abstract flowers, Ivanka Trump pumps, DIY statement brooch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, and Jaeger tote (all own)

Still traces of pink in my Boho phase

Do you remember the so-called “gold” hand-painted Indian dresses at the begin of the 80s? I loved them, but from today’s perspective, while Bohemian style is great, but it was not my best choice. 😉 Well turning fashion into style is a learning process.
You can start learning to have style at any age. #stylemakeover Click To Tweet

Me in an Indian print dress with multiple shades of purple
Me as a teenager wearing an Indian hand painted dress with purple paisley print that had hints of blush

This dress was a gift from my late Dad. He had given me money to buy a blouse when I went on my High School trip to London. However, I picked the dress instead of a blouse in this style as a dress is an instant outfit and I would not have had anything to match in my closet. I still have the dress for memory reasons.

Pink was hot in the 80s

In the 80s, pink with black was a great thing, but I preferred it with gray.

Today the It trend for fall is pink with yellow. #trends Click To Tweet
young women wearing pink in the 80s
Me as a PhD graduate student at a party wearing a cable knit sweater with shoulder pads, gray skinny jeans, DIY statement necklace, and zebra pumps.

Favorite shoes

See the photo above. I always had a knack for “extreme” shoes. I loved these pony hair zebra pumps. Again, I don’t know at which move in college, I lost them. 🙁 I wish I could find such a pair again. They were such a statement and stunning.

fashionover40 work outfit
Ruby Belle plaid sheath with Brooks Brothers sweater worn underneath and GNW tight for a warm winter office look

I really love pink, nearly in all shades. The fascinating thing about pink is its versatility.  Depending on the shade pink can act as a neutral. The same shade can act as the star of the outfit when paired with other neutrals like in the photos above. Pink looks also great when paired with other shades of pink. Pink well works for accessories and gives them a feminine vibe (photos below). A bright shade of fuchsia can act as a statement like in the outerwear outfit at the end of this post.

DIY brooch
Zoom-in on the brooch that I made in a recreational class in college
Watch and bracelet
Zoom-in on the H-bracelet and Festina watch
fashion blogger over 50 in outerwear
Cole Haan shearling motorcycle coat with Rack scarf and beret, booties and 3.1 Phillip Lim bag (all own)
fashion book author in motorcycle coat and scarf
Andrew Marcus shearling motorcycle jacket with oversize cable-knit sweater, beret, Dior over-the-knee boots, and 3.1 Phillip Lim fuchsia bag (all own)

You can find my guide on How to wear pink over 40 at this link.

How I wear my pink today

50+ woman wearing a pink leather motorcycle jacket
Back view of summer work outfit with Newport News pink leather jacket, eShakti floral print dress, Jaeger tote, hair jewelry, and Ivanka Trump pumps (all own)

Posh, chic inspirations of wearing pink in midlife

Here are a couple of examples how I wear pink as a mature woman.

stylist in summer skirt and top Example of pink on a black (of course) print. Talbot floral skirt with New York Jones top, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Longchamp bag (all own), wood watch c/o Jord and Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway
Work outfit mixing different shades of red Example: Pink with red work outfit. Spring work outfit with Banana Republic tweed skirt, GNW sweater, neckerchief, and Gloria VanderBilt red pumps (all own)
#fashionover50 mature woman wearing a pink Adidas jacket Example: Fuchsia sport jacket with (of course) black lace skirt. Adidas fuchsia jacket, Jockey men’s tank, Camel bag, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, DIY statement belt, eShakti skirt (all own), wood watch c/o Jord, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o coolway
stylist in fall work outfit pairing rose with yellow Example: Rose with hints of yellow. Banana Republic tweed skirt with Cable and Gauge floral cardigan worn as top, DIY statement belt, and Nine West green pumps (all own)

Fall trend: Pink and yellow

Yellow is not on my list of favorite colors to wear despite I have a sunflower yellow summer bag. Thus, I will use that bag in fall with trendy accessories in the outerwear or similar combinations with a hint of yellow and a lot of pink like in the floral skirt or the fuchsia tweed skirt and floral top outfit inspirations above.
The pink and yellow trend works best when you feature the more flattering color and put the other in the supporting role. Click To Tweet

#fashionover50 Mature woman wearing a pink leather jacket and a floral print dress
Side view of Newport News pink leather jacket, eShakti print dress with abstract flowers in trendy colors, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ivanka Trump pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own)

How will you embrace the pink and yellow trend? Full on or just in hints? Will you feature the color of the two that is the most flattering and putting the other in the supporting role? Let me know. I am curious.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the 72nd Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all you stylish ladies who linked up last week. Your lovely outfits were so exciting and inspiring.

The Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav was Princess, as you clicked her post the most. She is the blogger at I am Priiincesss. Her little white dress is perfect for a night out when on vacation. She could even wear it as a wedding dress. The off-shoulder Carmen look and lace make the dress so festive. The pink heels look awesome and modern with this dress.

OOTD Readers' Fav
Princess became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

I loved Erin’s white dress with a pop of color summer look. Her bag is a must-have for fall and goes well with the summer dress. It’s sort of wear it now, wear it later. She became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. She is the blogger at Happily Howards.

Erin became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Congrats ladies, please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

Join the Top of the World Style pinterest board

As a Thank You for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you the invitation. All you have to do then is to accept the invitation and start pinning your outfits.

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