How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek

By Tuesday, April 29, 2014 0 Permalink

HSWI April 2014

Head to toe pink outfits call to mind Barbie or the one holiday where it’s ok to wear as much pink or red as possible, Valentine’s day. Um why is there only one day when wearing all pink or red is socially acceptable? Most of you probably think wearing that much pink is kitschy or weird or even unflattering, but I’m here to show you that it is possible. The key to a monochromatic pink outfit is choosing a shade of pink and then sticking to that shade or similar shades for the other pieces. I put together a light, almost bubble gum pink on a very downtown, chic outfit, and brighter pinks and watermelon for the preppy, summery outfit. A pink outfit doesn’t mean pick any piece of pink out there, it takes more deliberation than that to pull off this sweet color and make it fun.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Light Pink | Monochromatic Pink

1. Zara Structured Coat

2. TOPSHOP Rated Metal Tip Sandals

3. Cyber Boomerang Pendant from BaubleBar

4. Isabel Marant Marso Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans

5. TOPSHOP Knitted Neat Crop Jumper

6. Nailing It Cuff from BaubleBar

7. J.Crew Teddie Satchel

Pink outerwear is all the rage right now, especially at Zara. A pink jacket! No way, when would I wear that? All the time if you’re smart. It’s spring, your black and brown jackets need a rest. So why not add a pretty, feminine colored jacket to the mix?  The thing with using light pinks like this is to make sure that it compliments your skin tone and make-up. If a pink is too light and you’re a pale one like me, the pink and your skin will start to blend and could make you look wan. Rose petal pink is what I went for here with light leather shoes and bag, and gold based jewelry. For this look I’d probably go bold with my eye makeup to really contrast with the subtle tones of the rest of the outfit.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Preppy Pink | Monochromatic Pink

1. Wildfox Classic Fox Deluxe Sunglasses

2. Kate Spade New York Gramercy Bracelet Watch – Bud Green

3. J.Crew Rio Metallic Sandals

4. Classic Cushion Studs from BaubleBar

5. Marc By Marc Jacobs Stamped Friendship Necklace

6. J.Crew Floral Foulard Short

7. ENZA COSTA Fine-Knit Cashmere Sweater

8. Kate Spade New York Claremont Drive Marcella

As you guys may have noticed I’m jonesing for summer and putting together a look like this makes it hard to come back to the real world – It makes me think of vacation and taking strolls past little boutiques and cafés before heading to the water or the pool. Mmmmmmm pool. But vacation or not, sometimes you just need a super preppy outfit like this in your wardrobe. There is something inherently classy about retro-fit shorts and leather sandals. It’s a timeless summertime combo that can make you look nonchalant and put together all at once. For this look I picked complimentary pieces that really bounce off the watermelon of the shirt and shorts – it’s an easy way to encourage the eye to move from piece to piece and makes the pink feel that much brighter.

– Julia of Style and Cheek