How to Wear Pink if You Aren’t Barbie

Pink doesn’t have to belong to little girls and Barbie. In fact, if you know how to wear pink even if you aren’t Barbie, it’s a great way to explore your feminine energy.

Pink and Barbie

Pink and Barbie

I hope you understand that there is a huge difference between being feminine and being a little girl.

For a long time I wouldn’t wear pink. I thought it was too “girlie” for “someone like me” to wear. After all, I had been in the Air Force, worked in male dominated industries and pretty much didn’t like to be thought of as weak. Funny thing, now that I am older…and probably a lot more confident…I like LOVE wearing pink! And guess what? It’s a great colour to wear because it adds a bit of rosiness to my complexion.

Spanish Rose

Spanish Rose

Almost Chanel Pink

Almost Chanel Pink

Pink for Any Season: I also like that you can wear pink in any season. In the summer it looks great with white and fun with orange. These days with pastels so popular it’s also nice to mix with other pastels like mint or yellow. For the winter I like to tone down the pink a little and wear it with blacks and grey. In fact gray in pink is such a classic combination for adding a little colour to a drab grey suit.

Vintage 40's Hawaiian Print Dress with Pink Accessories

Vintage 40’s Hawaiian Print Dress with Pink Accessories

Vintage Pink: I fell in love with this 40s vintage peplum dress because of the hint of pink in the Hawaiian print and matched it with some bright pink accessories to liven it up a bit.

Pink Graphics

Pink Graphics

Graphic Pink: These newer purchases from put a fresh and modern twist on pink. I especially love the kind of “dark romance” feel of the skirt with the pink, burgundy and black pattern on a white background. The pale pink peplum top goes really well with things that are tailored, both skirts and pants and still looks professional when worn to work.

Pink Polka Dots with Grey and Silver

Pink Polka Dots with Grey and Silver

Pink Polka Dots: This pink polka dot shirt shows exactly how fantastic the colour pink looks with black, white and grey. Of course accessorizing in silver adds to the glamour.

Professionally Pink

Professionally Pink

Professionally Pink: I do recommend wearing pink with a neutral, especially if you are going to wear it to work. Another tip for pink at work is keep it tailored. That way you can still look feminine in a very much non-girlie way. I love wearing this vintage blazer that I got for $5 with my black Ralph Lauren pants because when paired together the pants keep the bright pink of the blazer and shoes from becoming too Barbie.

Relaxed Pink

Relaxed Pink

Sitting Pretty in Pink

Sitting Pretty in Pink

Pink After-glow: Pink around your face is great for adding a bit of a glow to your cheeks…of course the wine in the last picture can do that too!

I want to thank my blog friend MistyMidnite for asking me to join her in talking about Pink. She is doing a couple of posts on “What is it about that colour pink” that talks more about decorating with, and the psychology of, pink. Click on her link and check her out!

Don’t be afraid to wear pink and show your feminine side. Once you know how to wear pink if you aren’t Barbie, you’ll find everything coming up roses.



About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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