Color—it has this magical tendency to make everything brighter and pink is an especially cheerful shade. And while this happy hue has sufficiently weaved its way throughout my wardrobe—from pale blush, dusty rose and salmon to hot pink, magenta or a variation of all the above (perfectly displayed by this pink ombré pea coat)—that hasn’t always been the case.
As a soccer-playing, lizard-catching, fort-building tomboy, this feminine shade was definitely void from my color wheel when I was a kid. Its girly connotation not quite meshing with my daily attire of soccer shorts, a t-shirt and messy ponytail, I guess.
Nordstrom Rack: Jacket (NIC+ZOE) + Dress (LILLA | P) // T.J.Maxx: Shoes (BCBGeneration) + Sunglasses (COACH) // Target: Necklace (old)
It’s funny how our perceptions shift as we get older. I no longer prohibit pink from my fashion choices, but often find that when I wear it I’m usually balancing its feminine forte with an edgy or masculine twist. Case in point: the black cut-out leather pumps and rocker necklace paired above. Both elements help ground the airiness of the subdued geo-printed white dress and the boldness of the variegated pink jacket.
Just like you and me, every color has a story—the beauty is in the way it’s told.
– S A D Y E E V Y N R E I S H