Makin' it (at) Work: Preppy in Pink
Sometimes, what inspires my wardrobe isn’t what everyone’s wearing on the runway—it’s what no one is wearing. This particular pencil skirt caught my eye because it seems that soft hues like quiet pink are missing from the fashion scene this spring. (Actually—they’ve been missing from my wardrobe, too, since my “pink” phase in high school when everything from my handbag to my eye shadow to my converse sneakers were some shade of the hue.)
Sartorially savvy ladies are focusing on neon brights this season, but this quieter color speaks volumes. It relays confidence, embraces femininity, and looks smart. I love the combination of the conservative but flattering cut and the springy shade of pink. It’s very Joan Holloway, right?
As much as I love this skirt (and Mad Men), it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t disclose that this look is on the outskirts of my comfort zone. Since I’m prone to dress with a little more edge, my ensemble feels very proper and dressy, and it’s something I’m not entirely used to!
The trick, I think, is choosing pieces that are are separates—when dealing with colors like pink, anything bordering on matchy-matchy can look slightly amateur. In this instance, I chose complementary silhouettes (in lieu of matching colors), which allows the pink to make a statement.
That said, I loved the outfit, and I loved donning something new. So, if there’s a look you’ve wanted to try, but it’s not your thing (or the thing on the runway right now), who cares? Try it out, and dare to be different!
And if you want to try this look, check out these great statement-making preppy and pink pencil skirt options:
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