Today is “Wear it pink” day, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign, so it seemed appropriate for this week’s Friday Feature to show how everyone can wear pink to support the campaign to “look good, do good”.
Pink is generally regarded as a feminine colour, associated with gentleness and empathy which can be very flattering. The right shade for your skin tone will light up your face whereas the wrong one will leave you looking washed out. Thankfully, there are lots of pinks out there from baby pink to blush and coral, from cyclamen to salmon, fuchsia and magenta so everyone can have some pink in their wardrobe.
Blondes look good in most shades of pink, with coral-based pinks complementing warm skin tones and hot pinks looking good on cool skin tones. Red-heads should stick to pastel shades and deeps (like me) look best in more dramatic shades such as blush and neon pink.
But don’t over-do it – you don’t want to look like Barbie! Team the right tone with a complementary colour. Pink is perfect with this season’s grey, for example, try pewter and cyclamen. Navy and icy pink, aubergine and salmon are also lovely combinations. Accessories are another way to bring a splash of pink to your outfit. A scarf or statement necklace, a bag or belt or even a hat in the perfect pink for you can transform your ensemble.
Here’s how I am wearing it pink – good luck to all you fundraisers today and have a fabulous weekend and half term!