Pink is our main color over here at TheLenParentStyle.com, and we love it immensely. Pink is a favorite color of many, but it can be difficult to know how to incorporate it into your look well. Recently, though, the color pink has become very trendy, showing up in clothing, accessories, and even makeup looks. If you want to wear pink, go for it! First, though, take the time to figure out how to wear pink and choose flattering shades without looking overwhelming.
HOW TO BE THE FUSCHSIA OF FASHION
*Make it monochromatic. Just love a monochromatic look, especially as it’s also extremely slim. Whether head-to-toe in an apparent suit, a jumpsuit, a skirt and top (with matching shoes), or a dress, it’s hard to go overboard with this color. Complete the look with matching accessories, if you like. But it stands on its own very well.
*Choose a pink dress. Pink dresses are a great way to wear pink because you can give yourself a different style based on the cut of the dress, the shade of pink you choose, and the accessories you layer on top. If you want to look feminine and elegant, go for lighter shades of pinks and pastels. On the other hand, if you want a more edgy look, go for a brighter, more bold shade of pink.
Example: If you want a really edgy look, try layering a black leather jacket on top of a hot pink dress.
*Go for a shade of pink that will flatter your skin tone. If you have olive or darker skin, brighter pinks will be most flattering for your skin. If you have a fair complexion, pale pinks will be a good choice. If you are somewhere in the middle, you can probably get away with just about any shade, but try to choose shades that are not too light and not too bold.
*Pay attention to cut. Any piece of clothing can look chic and urbane if it’s well-tailored and cut to perfection, so if you’re going for a full-on fuchsia dress, head-to-toe hot pink pantsuit, or a solid pink coat, make sure it’s fitted and cut to flatter your body. Anything overly voluminous or frilly may provoke flashbacks to your childhood, but a sleek shift or fitted jacket is both professional and stylish.
Example: If you notice that you are getting lots of compliments when you wear a certain shade of pink, you’ve probably found your best match.
*Don’t go overboard. When wearing a color like pink, try to remember that less is more. If you wear a pink top, don’t wear pink pants, shorts, skirts, etc. in the same color. If you do want to make your whole outfit pink, but don’t want to wear a dress, try choosing different shades of pink to make your outfit more interesting.
Example: You could pair a dark pink shirt with a more magenta-hued skirt without looking overwhelming
Bonus Tip: Wear it as an accent in your look: If you’re not fully ready to take the leap into hot pink territory you can start smaller by wearing hot pink as an accent – shoes, bags, etc.