Pretty in Pink: The Color Of The Season

Pretty in PinkBack in the early 1990’s having your “colors done” was all the rage. The best-selling book Color Me Beautiful was considered the ultimate color authority and each set of colors was divided up into the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter). If you were a Winter, for example, you looked best in dramatic shades like fire engine red, cobalt blue and pure white.

Although the advice is somewhat outdated, a kernel of truth remains. There are simply shades that I cannot wear and some that always look good.

So, when I saw the new Prada collection filled with a shade called Begonia (a dusty pinky mauve) I sighed audibly. Shades with undertones of grey simply do not work with my skin tone, no matter how much I might like them to.

To take advantage of this season’s Pretty in Pink look, I had to adjust my color wheel just a bit. My faves are above!

  • BCBG Max Azria pink sheath dress
  • Amalie Amber pink lace skirt, $25
  • Jimmy Choo hot pink pointy toed pumps
  • $620 / HOBO pink clutch bag, $94
  • Kendra Scott hot pink stud earrings
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs pink enamel bracelet, $70

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