20 Jul On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
Who would have thought that I would be declaring that on Wednesday’s we wear pink?
Up until March this year, the only pink thing in my wardrobe was a pleated mini skirt that my sister got for me as a gift. Come to think of it, since she gave it to me 5 years ago, last year was the first time I wore it.
Save for lipstick or nail varnish, pink, even in its pastel form has never really appealed to me. Which is weird because I am kind of obsessed with Aerosmith’s song ‘Pink’ and pink candy floss. Fast forward to July 2016. I am wearing pink from head to (almost) toe and I don’t look like Nicki Minaj or a 4 year old. Why? Because the dusty or pastel pink is an adult pink. The kind of pink that is modern and when styled right can look incredibly stylish.
Tips On Wearing Pastel Pink:
- Not all pinks are made equal. So, don’t confuse pastel / dusty pink with highlighter or Barbie pink. It’s not the same thing and the effect is not the same.
- If you’re scared, start with an accessory, like a pretty pale pink faux fur stole or bag.
- Wear it head to toe, but keep the silhouettes simple, tailored and modern.
- You can’t go wrong with pastel pink pants in a strong interesting silhouette. The juxtaposition of this candy floss hue with a strong shape perceived to be masculine, makes for a really contemporary look.
To sum it all up… all it took was one pink coat to turn me. Now I have other pastel dusty pink items in my wardrobe of pieces with character. Best part is… Regina George would hundred percent let me be one of the ‘Plastics.’
Hair by Candi & Co Salon
Photography by Jeffrey Rikhotso