Surely you haven’t missed the craze for pink this season? But have you been avoiding it? Not sure if pink is for you? I’ve got just the guide to try out the pink trend that will work for you!
Hot pink, dusky pink, candy pink… There are a lot of different tones of pink and because it can be such a statement colour it is important that you find the one that you are comfortable in, but also that suit you and your skin tone. I’ve got quite a warm red/pink tone to my skin, as opposed to my mum for example who’s got more of a cold green tone to her skin. A way to find out if you’ve got a warm or cold tone to your skin, have a look at your veins on your wrist – do they look green, blue, or purple? If green, you’ve probably got a cold olive toned skin, and if they’re purple you’ve probably got a very cold toned skin, and if they’re blue you’re probably somewhere in between. Taking your skin tone into account and also things such as hair colour, freckled skin, eye colour etc. can be a way to figure out what tone of pink works for you. However this starts to gets a bit tricky then, so the best way to find out what works for you is just to try it on! If you hold up different tones of pink to your face, you’ll be able to tell if you feel comfortable in the colour and if it brings out your best features, or if it brings out things that you don’t want to emphasise. For example, warm pink tones such as a peachy pink, brings out the red tones in my skin and I look flustered – not a good look. Instead a cold pink brings contrast to my skin tone which works really well for me.
If you’re sceptical to pink, I’m not suggesting you get yourself a pink jumpsuit to stroll around town in. Instead, start small, add something little to your outfit in pink and see how you get along. I recently bought the pink mules from Primark that I’m wearing in these images. I originally bought them just to wear with simple plain outfits such as jeans and white t-shit or suit trousers and a white shirt at work, but they work just as well together with other pink accessories or clothes. I’m wearing it together with my new pink handbag from Ooh Accessories in these images which is probably as much pink as I’m comfortable wearing. To start with accessories is a great way to add the trend of pink into your wardrobe without making too much of a commitment.
If you’re standing in the store and can’t decide weather to buy that pink dress, or those pink shoes – just buy them! Most stores got a good return policy and even though there might be a bit of a hassle to return items, at least you gave it a go! The good thing about this is that it gives you an opportunity to take fashion home to try together with other items to create an outfit and see if you’re comfortable with it. This is the best way to expand your style and try new things without much risk. If you buy it to try it, you give yourself an opportunity to grow your style, try new things, and ultimately shape a style that is current and look great on you.
Come on, give it a go! Pink might be a passing trend, but there’s a pink out there that is perfect for you regardless of your style. You just need to find it.
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