Thinking Pink for Winter

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.

Annie Tutu

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.

Annie & Lion

Rich berry and magenta shades are a great way to wear pink without looking like cake icing.

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Dog lover? A glam dog collar like this leather and crystal one from chacharocks is another great way to bring pink into your life.

 

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
Here you see the Newsnibbles travel correspondent sporting a pair of pink shoes.
Here you see the Newsnibbles travel correspondent sporting a pair of pink shoes.

Pink ombre highlights can be subtle and sophisticated and work well on blonde hair

Although Annie isn't blonde you can see here that pink highlights are the way forward.
Although Annie isn’t blonde you can see here that pink highlights are the way forward.

 

This dyed pink freshwater pearl necklace by chacharocks is so pretty you could wear it yourself

 

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.

Add details like pearl buttons, a belt and bows to a pink coat for a vintage inspired look that stays classy

Here pink laces in trainers add a touch of pink.
Here pink laces in trainers add a touch of pink.

 

A well cut man’s suit is a great way to wear pink. Buy a white suit and dye it if you can’t find one in pink and stick to delicate, feminine accessories.

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,

Fabulously yours,

Aline

www.chacharocks.co.uk

info@chacharocks.co.uk

NB. Click the photographs of the fabulous chacharocks products to see where you can get your own.  The links on sentences take you to photographic examples of what Aline is describing, if the ones provided here by our editorial team are not enough.

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.

 

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