I’ve always balked at wearing light pink, for a couple of reasons. First, I believed that it washed me out (more on this in a moment) and second, because certain pinks have always felt a bit…insipid to me. But I’ve been re-thinking that…
scarf (similar colors) | top (plus) | necklace | cardigan (plus)
bracelet | bag (similar) | jeans | sandals
(Sizes: cardigan – Petite Small, jeans – 27P, top XS)
When I had my color analysis, I was surprised to learn that some of my best colors were in the pink family. Including this light salmon pink! (The color of this linen blend cardigan is listed as “Pink chintz” on the website. This color is also offered in a shorter, button-front cardigan if you prefer that style. Plus HERE.)
I’m thinking this light pink could almost function as a neutral in my wardrobe, an alternative to beige. So as a color accent, I’ve added a small silk scarf worn as a headband.
A pink and blue summer outfit
The scarf is a vintage Chanel 70cm silk square, purchased second-hand several years ago. I love wearing it as a headband! A bandana-sized scarf is perfect for for this, or tied around a pony tail, or as a hat band. Scarves are such a great way to add your best colors near the face, and I’m happy to find a way to wear them in warmer seasons.
Pink and blue is a color combo I’ve usually avoided, as it can make me feel like a walking baby shower. 😂 🍼 But the combo works for me here, as the blue is more vibrant/saturated and warmer, leaning toward aqua. I never would have thought to wear these colors together before my color analysis. But one thing I’ve realized is that working from my Spring color palette when shopping results in a wardrobe that is more cohesive. These colors fall into goes-together-doesn’t-match territory.
And to add some serendipity to the mix, both colors are echoed in these striped espadrille sandals. (A new favorite, and VERY comfortable!)
Have you tried any new color combinations lately?