I have always thought of myself as the anti-pink. Why? To be honest, I have never actually tried out that colour. But the moment I see anyone wearing pink I start thinking about strawberry ice-creams and I ask myself “Do I ever want to look like that?”, to which the answer remains unchanged- “Hell no!”
Recently however Deepa got a pink overcoat and decided not to show it to me because she assumed I would make fun of it. When I caught her wearing it one day she told me to shut up even before I could comment on it. But to my utter surprise, I complimented her. I had no idea why but I liked it. So I decide to do my homework and after going through a number of fashion blogs and websites, I finally realized that there is nothing wrong or silly about the colour pink, it’s just the way people wear it that makes them look funny.
Read on to find out how to pull off one of the most complimentary colours without looking like a cupcake.
1. Take baby steps: Pink nail polish and lipstick
I believe people like me who have never owned anything pink should start by taking baby steps. Nail paints and lipsticks are a good way to switch up your beauty routine without looking completely over-the-top. Once you are done with it, you can even go for the daring pink hair streaks, even though I must say it isn’t really my thing.
Always remember that pretty pink pouts come with these set of rules-
• Go easy on the eye make up.
• Don’t overdo the blush. Too much pink isn’t a good look for anyone. If you do wear blush, try selecting a nude colour.
• If you aren’t too comfortable wearing hot pink in broad daylight, save the look as an alternative to classic red lips for spring and summer evenings.
2. Add a pop: Accessories
You can add a pop of colour to your plain and simple outfits by adding some of these to your collection. Make sure you don’t wear any of these with a pink outfit. Trust me; you don’t want to end up looking like a cotton candy.
3. Step ahead of the crowd: Heels and handbags
As the items get bigger you need to start exercising caution while picking your shade. Dying to try out pink handbags and heels without feeling ridiculous in public? Pick pale pinks. They are uniquely fabulous and can go perfectly well even with your day time outfits.
4. Plunge in pink: Outfits
Wearing such a dramatic coloured outfit isn’t something that everyone should attempt. Make sure you have the confidence to pull it off, and if you’re not comfortable wearing it, don’t. The key to getting this right is to wear pink as a part of your outfit and not the whole of it.
Is this a trend you’re willing to embrace, or do you think this colour is too much for you to handle in day-to-day life? What other colours do you personally recommend? Let us know by leaving your comments.