Dark colors, heavy floral prints and luxurious fabrics are making a big impact on fall fashion. With that said, I was happily surprised to see pink show up on the Pantone color trend report. Not only is the color pink popular this fall, consumers are not limited to one shade. Pantone lists both Pink Flambe (a vibrant pink) and Rose Smoke (a muted pink).
This is fabulous news. Pink is a universally pleasing color. But don't just take my word for it. Ladies' Home Journal quotes fashion authority Oscar de la Renta, "Women think black is the most flattering color, but they're wrong. Pink adds a cosmetic-like radiance and warmth. Black drains the skin of color; pink delights the eye." If you are ready to delight the eye, consider the following pretty pink options.
Add a pop of pink: Stand out in a sea of black with a pink purse or better yet try a cute Betsey Johnson Crochet Cap Sleeve Shrug on for size. Brighten up your basics by throwing this sweet wrap with sparkling sequin accents. This little number can extend the life of your tank tops and sundresses, or add a pretty touch to a little black dress.
Pretty casual: Relax with friends in a Yoana Baraschi Love Triangle Peasant Blouse. Slip this pretty top on with a pair of your favorite jeans and ballet flats. The flowing silk is comfortable while the ruffled print top will brighten up your complexion even on the gloomiest day.
Pink passion: Instead of settling for plain workout wear, embrace your femininity with pink gear. Puma Maya Shimmer running shoes, pink workout tanks or yoga outfits create a fresh look even when you are glistening with sweat.
Wrap it up: A gorgeous pink pashmina or a pink jacket adds warmth and style to any outfit. Wearing pink near the face really amps up your complexion.
While you do not have to go Barbie doll or Legally Blond pink in order to follow this trend, a little dose of the feminine hue will do you good.
More by Sylvie Branch: