This post aims at inspiring you to embrace wearing pink. Read how my way to wear pink changed over time, and why I will always love pink. Doing so will provide you with tricks to add more pink into your wardrobe without risk of looking like trying too hard. Learn to love a beautiful look with pink.
- Musing on My Favorite Color
- How I wear my Pink Today
- Examples of How I Wear Fuchsia as a Statement
- My Love for Pink Started Early with a Knitted Cardigan
- Traces of Pink in my Boho Phase
- Pink Was Hot in the 1980s
- How I Styled my Pink in the Teens
- Conclusions: Why You Should Embrace Adding Pink to Your Wardrobe
- Top of the World Style linkup-party No. 328
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Musings on My Favorite Color
Regular readers of my blog know that my favorite color as a toddler was black. And it’s my fav still today.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. Next in after black was pink, and I still love pink.
How I Wear My Pink Today
Here are a couple of examples how I wear pink as a mature woman. The print of the dress below has small hints of coral. I added sleeves in this color to create a look with more of the shade.
Light pink accessories add a feminine vibe to any outfit. Here I use them to add a soft touch to this edgy maroon leather shirt dress.
The next example features a purple and violet abstract floral print dress with hints of Millennia-pink. Prints and accessories are an easy way to start incorporating more of a color into your wardrobe, when a color is new to you.
Examples of How I Wear Fuchsia as a Statement
In the following look, the hues do double duty as neutral and statement.
My Love for Pink Started Early with a Knitted Cardigan
However, while black was a no-no for my mom, I wore a lot of pink. No, not baby pink or a girly pink, but hot pink or as it sometimes is called fuchsia.
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.
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
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 1980s
In the 1980s, pink with black was a great thing, but I preferred it with gray.
See my shoes in 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 loved them so much that I added a similar zebra print pair of pumps again to my wardrobe in the Teens. Repeatedly buying the same kind of item means that it is a backbone of your signature style.
I still love wearing this color combination as the below photos from the Teens evidence.
How I Styled my Pink in the 2010s
The look below uses the same color scheme as the one from the 1980s, but has quite a different feel.
The next example uses both accessories and a sweater paired with a black and white tartan sheath.
The photos below show how I style a hot pink sweater with cardigan and jeans for Casual Friday.
Conclusions: Why You Should Embrace Adding Pink to Your Wardrobe
I really love a beautiful look with pink, nearly in all shades because of its fascinating versatility to style. 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 demonstrated in the example above. Pink looks also great when paired with other shades of pink or in the combination of pink and brown like in the plaid dress. Pink well works for accessories and gives the look a feminine preppy style vibe. A bright shade of fuchsia can act as a statement like the bag in the outerwear outfit showed. Light pink looks also great with prints and patterns even when the color doesn’t occur in the print or pattern. More on how to wear pink over 40.
Photos of me: G. Kramm, H. Mölders
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