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It's time to Rethink Pink! Pic: tumblr.com
It’s time to Rethink Pink! Pic: tumblr.com

So, I have a confession to make, I hated pink! And yes, I’m a girl. I’m not a girly girl, and to be perfectly honest, I look pretty ridiculous when I attempt to dress like one. The idea of donning pink dresses and tulle skirts is probably the last thing I might want to wear! Frills are not a good look for me.

When it comes to my closet, I prefer timeless pieces in simple silhouettes that can be easily mixed and matched.

But, totally rejecting a colour from my wardrobe seemed a bit harsh. So, 

I’m slowly

 learning to accept the colour. Slowly, baby steps!!Growing up, you either loved pink because of what it stood for or you hated pink because of what it stood for. No girl ever feels lukewarm about the colour. If you’re like me and think that this colour just isn’t your style, maybe you need to rethink pink! I’ve put together some simple tricks to sneak more pink into your wardrobe.

On Your Feet:

Pink sneakers are a great way to add a girly element to your outfit. Pic : Tumblr.com
Pink sneakers are a great way to add a girly element to your outfit. Pic : Tumblr.com
Pink converse chucks are subtle way to incorporate pink. match your sunnies with your shoes for more effect. Pic: Chucks.tumblr.blogspot.com
Pink converse chucks are subtle way to incorporate pink. Match your sunnies with your shoes for more effect. Pic: Chucks.tumblr.blogspot.com

Shoes are a great, subtle way to introduce pink into your wardrobe. It’s understated but looks great when paired with a white dress.

Just a Pop:

A pop of pink on a jacket is a cool way to add some fun into your otherwise boring outfit. Pic : Bloglovin.com
A pop of pink on a jacket is a cool way to add some fun into your otherwise boring outfit. Pic : Bloglovin.com
Maybe match a small bag, like a clutch with your pink shoes to make a statement. Pic: polkadot-girl.tumblr.com
Maybe match a small bag, like a clutch with your pink shoes to make a statement. Pic: polkadot-girl.tumblr.com

A bright pink pop is an eye-catcher. Try keeping it to just one or maximum two pieces that add that pop.

In The Bag:

Bags are the perfect way to add a bit of colour into your look. Its subtle, yet effective. Pic : atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Bags are the perfect way to add a bit of colour into your look. It’s subtle, yet effective. Pic : atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Big pink totes are casual and aren't over the top. So buy a big pink tote to add some colour. Pic : Bloglovin.com
Big pink totes are casual and aren’t over the top. So buy a big pink tote to add some colour. Pic : Bloglovin.com

Bags are another great way to introduce pink into your everyday outfits. It could be a small messenger bag or a big tote, either way its a cool way to carry the girly colour.

Pick The Right Shades:

Picking the right shades of pink is really important. You can colour block with the different shades to. Pic: takeabiteblog.com
Picking the right shades of pink is really important. You can colour block with the different shades to. Pic: takeabiteblog.com
Mixing two shades of pink, like a lighter colour with a darker tone is a cool street way to wear pink. Pic: artsymphony.blogspot.com
Mixing two shades of pink, like a lighter colour with a darker tone is a cool street way to wear pink. Pic: artsymphony.blogspot.com

Pick shades of pink and mix them together. The secret to easily mixing pinks is to choose one that’s more shocking and pairing it with one that’s more subdued.

Patterns and prints are another easy way to work pink into your wardrobe, look out for  plaids and Aztec designs which include pink but not as an overpowering choice. To tone down any potential girly-ness, look for pink items that are traditionally not feminine in shape.

If the idea of glitzy pink dresses and pink heels leaves you thinking “that is totally not me,” you’ll be best-working pink into your wardrobe in a casual way. You needn’t change your personality to make pink work, just add it where you’d least expect it. Team your t-shirt, jeans and converse trainers with a soft salmon-pink jacket or shirt.

So there you go, small styling tricks to help you work more pink into your everyday looks. We would love to see how you style your pinks. Send us a fun selfie on bandraroad@gmail.com or #BandraRoad on any social media. For more cool street style inspirations follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.