I don’t know about you, but summer is my favourite season. Warm days, balmy nights, salty beach hair, flowy dresses, minimal make up, tanned skin and endless rosé. Not only do you get a regular dose of vitamin D, but you feel more inclined to wear bold, bright colours, because you feel happier.
I often like to think about different colours and the impact they have from a marketing perspective. But it’s fun to translate that into what you wear, by understanding what you’re trying to communicate to the world, and then, how you want to be perceived. More often than not, it’s subconscious.
Pink, to me, is the ultimate fun colour, brought upon by it’s youthful nature. I’m sure most women can remember a party dress or two from their childhood, that was in a shade of pink of some sort. Vibrant pinks (fuchsia & magenta), such as the one I’m wearing, has the same ability as red; to engage passion and sensuality without being too aggressive. It’s amazing how the colours such as pink, can profoundly affect your mood (even if it doesn’t look like in these images!). #fashionstolemysmile
I also find that pink is one of the easiest colours to style, due to its ability to suit most other colours and skin tones. In summer, I like to opt for zesty colours such as yellow and orange, as it provides an interesting contrast to pink. But I also love pink and green, as well as pink and blue.
I paired this (old) pink dress, from Finders Keepers, with a gorgeous pair of statement earrings from Mercedes Salazar. I don’t know what’s more summer, than a big pair of statement earrings with fruit on them! I have been pining over the dangly ones with oranges on them for quite some time. 😉 And for anyone wondering, these earrings are not the slightest bit heavy. They are handmade to perfection, with intricate details accentuating the lemons & flowers. I would, however, recommend you wear your hair up. I had a little incident with the wind and my long curly hair…Let’s just say, I had to forgo some hair that day!
So if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, and you’ve come out of a long winter wearing mainly black, why not opt for some brighter colours to lift your mood & spirit. Like I said earlier, pink tends to suit most skin tones, so it’s a really safe option to begin with. And if you’re feeling extra ballsy, why not mix pink with red. Forget all those outdated style rules, and try something different. If nothing else, it will lift your mood.
Thanks for stopping by!
K- Leather & Soie
What I wore:
Dress – Finders Keepers
Statement earrings – Mercedes Salazar via Revolve
Slides – Old, but are here are some similar styles from the same brand, Tony Bianco
Sunglasses – Tom Ford