Pink is the new black! Autumn/Winter is borrowing a colour usually reserved for Spring this year – pink! For Winter, there are two variations – dusty rose or berry – so embrace it and think pink this season. If you invested in a dusky pink coat last Autumn/Winter, you can breathe a sigh of relief!
So how should we be wearing pink this Autumn/Winter? Well, firstly, you can transition some of your light Spring/Summer pink items by wearing them with heavier layers, thick tights and chunky boots.
Keep your look fresh by choosing monochrome – brighter pinks look best with black and lighter pinks look amazing with light greys and charcoals. More corally, peachy pinks look super chic teamed with taupes and pewter.
However, pink is not an easy colour to wear and you must get the right hue for your personal colouring.
Here is my guide to choosing the correct pink.
If you have light blonde hair and light eyes like Gwyneth Paltrow choose a baby pink or dusty rose pink and mix it with greys and blues for a flattering look.
Gorgeous baby pink wrap coat by Ted Baker at John Lewis £299
If you have dark hair and dark eyes, think Catherine Zeta Jones, you should choose a strong, rich pink. If solid pink is not for you, choose a print instead, incorporating a hint of pink.
Damsel in a Dress at John Lewis £149
For those of you with Auburn hair, your best pinks will be corals and salmon pinks. Wear these with grey, but also with golden browns and moss greens for great effect.
Neon Coral pencil skirt by Dickens and Jones at House of Fraser reduced to £40
If your hair is salt & pepper, silver or white (natural or not) the hot, rose and fuchsia pinks are must-haves in your wardrobe. This season wear them with your greys but also with those lovely navy blues we are seeing around. Pink will give you that boost of energy that you deserve.
Hot pink Guess shoes at Heels.com $109.99
If like the Duchess of Cambridge you have dark hair and bright eyes, you should wear the brightest shades of pink available, and you can wear them to contrast with other colours. Think cyclamen, rose or blush worn on their own, or again with greys, navies and black.
Sonia Rykiel lipstick sweater at Farfetch.com reduced to £147
If your overall look is soft and muted, make your pink soft and muted too. The best shades of pink for you are salmon and powder pinks. Just make sure they blend nicely with what you are wearing
Dusty pink faux fur jacket at H&M just £34.99
Whatever pink you wear make sure that your lipstick matches the hue and intensity for an elegant look. Remember, pink says gentleness, empathy and brings some femininity to every woman.
In case you didn’t know, there is an extra reason to wear pink as this October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you want to go the extra mile and support Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am delighted to announce that a group of Colour Me Beautiful consultants have been brave enough to pose virtually naked in just a drape of material and some fab shoes to produce a charity calendar with all proceeds going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Lorraine Kelly has very kindly agreed to endorse the calendar.
“I’m delighted to support this project in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and promoting a positive body image. I hope you love the calendar as much as I do and that you too will be inspired to be breast aware.”
The calendar can be purchased for £10.56 from www.2015calendar.co.uk
Finally, if you are not sure which is your best pink you need to be “Colourised”! Contact me today to find out your WOW colours.
Susan@susanstylesyou.com or 07801 341526