What is it about pink that can make us feel like little girls?
Pink is tricky and admittedly not for everyone but if you have always loved pink, like I have, it is not a colour to eliminate in haste. Pink requires reflection, thought and a small amount of experiment.
How to Wear Pink?
First things first.
Do not be afraid of pink and see it as a shade for everyone else but you; remember when worn well it is a great and flattering friend.
There is pink and then there is pink.
Pink is a multitude of shades and can be touched with purples, oranges and red. This is where finding the right pink becomes key. An orange pink suits some, a purple pink others, and it all depends on skin and hair colouring.
The colour pink is a little like leopard print; a little can go a long way.
Dressed top to toe in pink, even when we are “better not younger” is not going to grant any favours. Like the leopard spot, wear one pink at a time.
Experiment with lip shades.
Generally the shade of pink that works for the lips is the shade to work with in the wardrobe.
Accessorise with neutrals.
Pink, all shades and in-between work best when worn with other neutrals. The pink is striking enough and the neutrals provide the willing backdrop. Last year I took a deep breath and bought a Schiaparelli coloured pink coat. I deliberated for many months but a sale price got me over the line. It was quite a brave purchase. I have never looked back but it is only ever worn with black or cream and that makes a striking touch rather than being over the top.
Work from the bottom up.
Pink shoes are the best way to feel like a grown up. As an accessory a creamy blush pink, think ballerinas pirouetting their stuff across the stage in those heavenly shades of tulle, is the perfect shade for most accessories.
For shoes, blush pink is the dream.
Blush pink is the perfect step into a pink world and the most neutral of shades for the feet, without feeling like they are the same as every other pair of shoes. Blush pink feet look beautiful with all black, totally serene with the charcoal greys and of course perfect with cream. If you are feeling brave and can support yellow, try that winner of a combination.
And don’t get me started with red and blush pink as a pairing.
I have often found in later years my feet are far braver than my body. Do you know what I mean? I may stick with a lot of neutral clothing and simple styling to compliment the grey hair but when it comes to my feet I am way more willing to experiment. I like colour on the feet and the blush shoes, pumps, flats or sandals work brilliantly, especially if they are a little adorned with some razzle-dazzle.
How to wear pink and feel like a grown up is easy if you start with blush pink shoes. A wardrobe should include a variety of blush pink, whether it is sneakers or heels. Then when the don’t-know-what-to-wear moment inevitably rears its familiar head, this is an easy place to start.
I often wear the favourite black pants and jacket but then try to think outside of my comfort zone and add these blush pink shoes. It works and takes the outfit up a notch or two. Try it and let me know what you think.
Blush pink is a pink win/win. Especially in these pretties. xv
Blushing Pink And Feeling Like A grown Up
Thank you Stuart Weitzman for partnering with, ‘How To Wear Pink and Feel Like A Grown Up’
images, steven meisel