To get on with more important matters, as you may have guessed from the title, this post intends to encourage you to indulge your feminine side and embrace pink. I needn't tell you that it is a perennial shade in spring/summer clothing collections, from both top designers and the high street. Ranging from the demurest of baby pinks to raspberry and fuschia hues, there are so many options to chose from. If you typically favour neutrals such as beige or black, be assured that a delicate shade of pink can also act as a great base colour for an outfit, which can be brightened up with accessories in more eye-catching colours. For example, a favourite black dress which you usually pair with camel or cream can easily be replaced with a plain dress in a light to mid shade of pink. The broad range of options available between the high street and higher end include numerous fabrics to chose from; everything from silk, satin, cotton, linen and chiffon (and mixes with synthetic fabrics) are very accessible. I don't know about you, but the choices of shades and materials just make me love this colour even more. One of my favourite colours, never mind shades of pink, has to be dusty pink; it embodies so much about my personality - feminine; antique lover (it has that "dusty" depth to it); introverted. Perhaps this is why I love wearing it so much; I really feel I'm expressing myself in it, which is what fashion is all about.
If you are not as much of a lover of pink as I am, you may still care to have fun with a piece which features puce or hot-pink hues, in the form of a top, skirt or dress in a neutral shade with a floral or geometric print. As I have said before, the mission statement attached to advocateofstyle is to encourage you, the reader, to use your interest in clothes and style to make yourself feel better and to increase your confidence (if you so require). I find that enjoying the arrival of warmer weather should be celebrated by wearing lighter, more carefree shades like pink. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you give it a try, even if it is just a simple accessory or a small print on a plain background. Below are a few pictures of two of my favourite dresses; both pink! As you can see, I have accessorised one with a rose-gold chain and small pendant. For some this little touch might be enough pink for one outfit, but I think that even a small addition of this uplifting colour to an outfit can really boost your mood whilst awaiting the arrival of (a hopefully warm) summer.
Its lovely to be back; thank you for reading. x