Pretty in pink

Pink has always been the generic colour for the female population, even since birth when they clothe baby girls in pink baby grows so that people don't get confused with their gender.  Although a popular colour choice, some women feel pink is too girly when in fact, used in the correct way, it can add a soft feminine touch to your ensemble.  

The following examples give some ideas of how to use pink to compliment your outfits:

Dusty pink 

This soft hue is a lot more 'acceptable' than other shades of pink and most importantly, it looks good on all skin tones.

This soft hue goes so well with lace.  Dress it down with denim for a daytime look
Dusty pink works well with vintage clothing too as seen on Thierry Chow (founder of TRE)

Pastel pink 

Grey works well with pink - try wearing a muted pink lace top under a grey wool jumper for contrast. Go one step further with a metallic pink satin jacket to add boldness

Hot pink

Summer is only a few months away, try throwing in some hot pink items to brighten up your wardrobe for those sunny days.  If you are unsure about this shade then try starting small with statement accessories.

Bold prints and patterns are easier to use than you think - choose colours that you like in the print and use them for your top, bottoms and shoes
Hot pink is perfect for the summer
Make a statement with your pink arm candy when wearing black

To finish off the look - remember to go easy on your make-up if you are new to mix-matching with pink.  The nude or no-make up look is probably your safest option, or use a glittery silver tone eye shadow for a night-time look.  As for footwear, anything white or silver works well with dusty and pastel pinks, whereas black usually compliments hot pink better. 

Hope the above will provide a good starting point for adding a feminine touch using this versatile colour.  Have fun!


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