Guest Post: How to Wear Pink and Look Badass

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Guest Post: How to Wear Pink and Look Badass - A Glimpse of Glam Andrea Tiffany
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Hey everyone!

As someone who quite fancies wearing black articles of clothing often (as evident here, here, here and here), I can assure you that there are definitely other ways to look edgy and fierce while incorporating color. Pink isn't generally seen as the most daring color ever, given its reputation as a girly, feminine hue commonly associated with innocence and youth. However, you can certainly incorporate this color into your wardrobe AND convey your badass side to the world. I personally adore pink, which I'm sure you already know from my Vegas outfit inspiration, as it is a gorgeous color, playful and sassy.

Today I am sharing with you all a guest post by Nell Rochas with tips and inspiration on how to look badass while in pink.

Without further adieu...
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How to wear pink and look like a badass

There is much to be said about the color pink. For some of us, this is the color our mothers insisted on making us wear throughout our childhood, so that they could hold on to “their little one” for as long as they possibly could, and for others, this is the bubble gum hue that should be kept in an attic somewhere, together with their dolls and animal drawings.
Despite it being the most feminine color of all, it is still possible for you to rock pink and look like an utter badass — you just have to know with what you should pair this color with and how to use its soft feature to your advantage. The following are some tips and tricks to get you to start loving this cotton candy hue.

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Start at the bottom

The best way to bring pink back into your wardrobe is to start at the bottom — literally — by wearing pink shoes. Once you have that color on your feet, then you can keep the rest of your look as you normally like it by wearing your usual dark colors such as black on black, army green, blues and other colors you love.

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Add leather

Everything looks better with leather. Whether it is thrown on post workout or paired with a mini skirt, a leather jacket will bring an edge to any outfit. Pair dark leather with your pink fashion piece, maybe that’s a pleated pink skirt worn with a cropped leather jacket or leather pants worn with a soft pink blouse.

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Go for bold accessories

Dark embellished chockers and statement necklaces; chunky bangles or ear cuffs, wearing bold accessories with pink will give the latter an edgy feel and steer it away from it being too girly.

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Deconstruct your pink

Another great way of giving an edge to your pink outfit is by finding pink fashion pieces that come with a deconstructed or an asymmetrical design like a pulled down shoulder sleeve, an asymmetrical dress or top.

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Add sneakers

To undermine the feminine associations of this color and bring that boyish, androgynous side to your look, add a pair of sneakers to your outfit like classic blue converse sneakers or white sneakers which are so on trend right now.

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Rock metallic

To liven up that pink color, especially for a night look, a statement piece in a metallic hue will help to enrich the softness of the color pink and bring shimmer to your outfit. 
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Add black

When all else fails and you still want to try wearing pink without looking too girly, then simply pair it with black fashion pieces and see how beautifully that pink will look with such a dark and ever classic color.

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Bright colors are always super fun to play with. But it can be easy to get stuck on the socially contrived associations certain colors have. They can definitely mess with your mind and make you second guess a color. Although pink may seem generally like a sweet, innocent girly color, it is possible to wear it while looking edgy and badass. 

Do you like wearing the color pink? How do you like to incorporate this color into your wardrobe? Lemme know in the comments below!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this guest post! Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you all a lovely week!

Til next time,

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  1. These are great tips! As much as I love pink (as my bedspread can attest to) sometimes I find it really hard to wear, especially when it's more vibrant. I tend to stick to blush pinks for clothes, but I did see a cute pink leather hat that I was reminded of with the whole "add leather" tip!

    Sam |

    1. Pink has been my favorite color for a long while now, but yeah I agree that it can be a hard color to style. Blush pink is a really nice soft romantic color to wear, but sometimes it's the bright vibrant ones that draw me. I think that a leather hat would look awesome! Thank you Sam!

  2. Great post, Andrea! Pink is DEFINITELY a great statement color! I've been really into hot pinks and vibrant fuschias. I carry around a raspberry/fuschia colored longchamp purse everyday and it's just the perfect pop of color for any outfit.

    1. I've seen your purse and I gotta say you do a wonderful job at styling it with every outfit Jasmine! I personally would have gone for a more neutral color, but I admire how you make it work so well!

  3. great tips!!! love spicing up a pink outfit! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    1. Thank you Sybil! I hope you have a great week too

  4. Haha love it! I just hired a gardener yesterday and the fact that she wears pink to work may have been a deciding factor :p

    1. Hahaha that is a good reason to hire someone :)

  5. Thank you so much for this post

  6. Lovely looks in my favorite pink color.

  7. Great pink-wearing tips! :)
    Happy Tuesday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. I really like Nell's tips, she did great job on this post, because she proved that pink is really versatile color and it's all about how to styled it with the rest of the outfit :)

  9. Looking perfect!!!

    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  10. Love this post! I never read anything like it, thanks for sharing and yes pink is definitely badass:)


    1. Thank you Hilary! Pink is definitely an underrated badass color :)

  11. Pink has got to be one of my favorite colors to style as I am a massive girly girl at heart! Really enjoyed reading this post, Thank you xx

    1. Thank you Emily! I love pink as well. It's such a gorgeous color both for feminine looks and for wilder edgier looks.

  12. I always struggle when it comes to pink, because I hate looking like a little 5 year old girl. This is great inspo!


    Tamara -

    1. Thank you Tamara! I definitely don't want to look too young for my age either. Pink is so pretty, we gotta find ways to incorporate it in somehow .

  13. Love these looks and great tips on how to incorporate colour into a wardrobe
    You're absolutely right, though all of these looks are pink none of them say 'girly' to me. Great inspirations

    What Raj Wants

    1. Thanks Raj! I guess the resulting look really depends on how we style articles of clothing rather than the choices in color.

  14. I love the metallic skirt! Yes, pink is probably the most feminine color out there but you can wear it so many different ways. It may look girly but you can make it your own style but pairing it with the right accessories. :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

    1. Accessories play such a huge role. I like how pink can be worn in different ways for different looks too. Thank you Jenn!

  15. Great style tips for one of my fave colors!

    The 2nd installment of my festival style campaign with UK-brand BOOHOO is still up at the blog - come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Thursday!


  16. I don't think I'll ever wear pink right, it's just so hard for me! Haha! Nudes on the other hand...please give it to me! Hehe! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    1. Colors can be difficult to style but they are also so addicting. I'm drawn to bright colors. Nudes are gorgeous too. Thank you Bash!


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