Pink and I go way back. As a little girl, I lived in pink. As a teenager, not so much. I wanted to look sophisticated and pink didn’t send that message so I moved on to darker colors and black. Lots and lots of black. Fast forward to the 80’s when Color Me Beautiful by Carole Jackson hit the stands and my relationship with pink had another metamorphosis.
I didn’t wear pink as a young woman, but once Color Me Beautiful pigeon-holed me as a summer, I stopped wearing black and tried to live in pastels. I wore pale pink, soft pink, cotton candy pink and nauseous pink…none of which I felt comfortable in.
After several years I ignored the rules from Color Me Beautiful and started wearing black again. Breaking out of its limited palette give me many more options and I found it easier to get dressed again.
SHOP PINKS PANTS
Color Me Beautiful’s original system was a simplified seasonal color analysis that every woman could use to self-diagnose her most flattering colors, using paper swatches from the book. When I studied to become an Image Consultant I was trained in Suzanne Cargill’s system and learned the importance of personality in color analysis. Strong personalities can easily wear stronger colors. My physical coloring is pale and cool toned like a summer but my personality is strong, therefore I can easily wear black.
In my 40’s and 50s, I steered completely away from pink. In my 60’s I notice a dramatic softening of my own coloring and so have begun to experiment with pink again and am enjoying the result.
SHOP PINK SHOES
This summer I’m back to wearing softer pinks. Shoes, handbags, and pants are my preferred method of wearing pink with the occasional scarf or earring tossed in.
I don’t expect to wear head to toe pink anytime soon but the right shade in the right silhouette might tempt me. We’ll see.
SHOP PINK HANDBAGS
Women intuitively know what works for them and need to trust their innate knowledge. Professional advice is always helpful but never ignore what you sense yourself. If you’ve had your colors professionally done, know that it’s never set in stone and our colors do change as we age.
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