Pink Ladies (Glam Slam)

What do you think of this hot pink Moto jacket? I have been eyeing it at the Gap, but wasn’t sure if the color was a little too much for me.

My daughter saw me trying it on and wanted to try one on too, “so we could be sisters.” She’s 4 and has never met a shade of pink she didn’t like!

As for me, I asked my husband if I was too old to wear such a bold color and he said no, I’m the girl who will be wearing color until I’m 89.

I did end up buying the jacket and I like it a lot. If you are thinking of incorporating pink into your winter wardrobe, here are a few ways to do it…

CHOOSE YOUR PINK:
There are many pinks to choose from this season. Brights are very on trend right now. There are varying degrees of pink though, so you can always choose a more muted shade to suit your taste. Winter pastels are also a popular option, but I personally prefer a more intense pop of color to cheer up any grey fall or winter day.

PICK ONE PIECE:
Use your pink to show off the part of your body you are most comfortable with. If you like your upper body, go with a pink jacket or blouse. If you’re lower body is what you love, highlight it with a pencil skirt or bright jeans. Make sure you single out one area though- this is not a head-to-toe look.

ADD A DARK SHADE:
Add a dark color to give super bright pink a more grown up look. Navy works as does the always classic black. I plan to wear my pink jacket with black skinnies and black vintage Chanel motorcycle boots.

NEUTRALIZE YOUR PINK:
Pink also plays well with neutral colors like grey, tan, cream and white…all of which will help downplay the pink and keep it from overpowering you.

GO FOR BRIGHT ACCESSORIES:
If a jacket or pants is too much pink for your taste, choose to get in on the trend with an accessory. Pink scarves bring a nice color pop to the face and a pink necklace will do the same. Pink shoes or a clutch are also nice options, but don’t spend as much money on these items as they are more trendy.

-- Ryan Patterson

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