When you think of pink, what comes to mind? Fluffy cotton candy? Rose bouquets? Gender stereotypes? Love it or hate it, pink is big news this autumn and winter and the good news is anyone can wear it. The key is choosing a shade that complements your skin tone and, unless you’re not afraid to cover yourself in pink from head to toe, use it sparingly to freshen up your existing wardrobe.
If head-to-toe pink isn’t your thing use it sparingly
The easiest way to incorporate pink into your look is by adding jewellery or a scarf in a shade that works for you; fuchsia looks great on dark and olive skin while peachier, coral tones work well for fair complexions. Baby pink can wash out paler skin so unless you’re wearing it with contrasting colours or a bright lipstick stick with richer shades.
If you want to try something more adventurous without looking girlish here are five ways to wear pink this season:
- A pink A-line or fitted skirt with a black sweater. Unless you’re sixteen go for a knee-length skirt.
- Pink trainers with jeans.
- A wool blazer in baby pink looks fresh and modern with just about anything. The contrast between shape and colour will stop you looking sugary
- Add pink streaks to your hair – either try a temporary dye you can apply yourself or for permanent colour see a professional.
- A rose quartz necklace or earrings
Pink ombre highlights can be subtle and sophisticated and work well on blonde hair
Finally, if you don’t have a work dress code or you’re going to an event and want to make a statement, wearing pink ironically is a way to get noticed. Be warned, this isn’t easy to pull off without looking like a clown. The key is to work with your body shape and stick to clean, vintage style silhouettes.
However you decide to incorporate pink into your wardrobe the essential ingredient is confidence. It’s all about owning your outfit and wearing it like you mean it.
Until next time,
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Aline Duriaud has had a varied career as an artist and writer in New York City and has also worked as a support worker for vulnerable adults. She also loves animals and, when her Pomeranian passed away in 2013, took the plunge to start her London based online dog accessory company chacharocks, purveyor of fierce, ethically made canine couture with a glitter-tastic twist.