Four Ways to Wear Pink in the Spring

March 20, 2018

 

I've been thinking a lot about spring lately and ways to incorporate one of my favorite colors into my wardrobe and style it in different ways.  And so, when you imagine a spring color palette, do tones such as baby blues, golden yellows, or cherry blossom pinks come to mind?

 

Colors like those remind me of wet spring days when the sun is shining and there's a slight cool breeze, and it's finally above 50 degrees and winter is finally closing its doors until November.

 

My favorite spring tone is most definitely pink; light pink, dark pink, magenta, coral, rose, the list goes on, I love it all. I think the color adds a touch of personality to any look and can really help when speaking true to who you are through your own curated style. Though I don't own a ton of pink colored items, I still own enough for the charming feminine shade to work its way into many of my favorite outfits in different and unique ways each and every time.

 

Below are four different ways I've been inspired by recent trends and fashion icons to work pink into some of my favorite looks.

 

Look One

 

 

 

Okay, if you know me well, you know that I wear this jacket a lot in the spring, but I just can't help it. Aside from the over-usage of my favorite lightweight spring coat, the center piece of this outfit is the loose fitted pink knit sweater.

 

To give the outfit more of a relaxed feel, I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of boyfriend jeans. To shy away from my go-to spring/summer sandals and to tie in the pink tones from top to bottom, I added in these black floral embroidered wrap-up sandals.

 

And because I'm a part of the four eyes club, my eyes sometimes need a breather from those contacts, so the glasses are added as an optional piece.

 

To shop similar looks, see below.

 

Lightweight Spring Coat: Columbia Sport (no longer available, similar here)

Drop-Shoulder Sweater: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

Premium Boyfriend Jeans: Forever 21 (available in light, medium & dark denim)

Wrap-Up Floral Embroidered Sandals: Forever 21 (only available in camel)

Prescription Glasses: Zenni Optical

 

Look Two

 

 

In my most casual attempts, the statement pink piece of this outfit is the joggers. To add onto the casualness, I paired a black zip-up funnel neck sweatshirt and feather-down grey vest with the joggers.

 

And because total casualness isn't really my forte, I added a little flare with the black knotted slip-on sneaker.

 

If you're not into wearing darker tones, such as black, in the spring, you could always swap out this look with a white sweatshirt or long sleeve.

 

To shop the look, see below.

 

Calvin Klein Performance Vest: Herberger's (no longer available, similar here)

Champion Funnel Neck Zip-Up Sweatshirt: Target (no longer available, similar here)

Heathered Knit Joggers: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

A New Day Knotted Slip-On Sneakers: Target (no longer available, similar here)

Cat-Eye Rounded Sunglasses: Publix (not available online, similar here)

 

 

Look Three

 

 

This pink utility jacket was a spring must for me. I originally bought it knowing I needed to have it, but I wasn't really sure at the time what I could pair it with. Little did I know that this jacket would venture on with me and experience (and survive) my first day of college, a freezing cold sorority retreat, many trips to Chicago and much more. I think it's safe to say that the quality stands its ground.

 

To add to the loose casual feel, I paired it with my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans and a thin, fitted mock neck ribbed long sleeve top. And because we're still in a transitional weather period, the brown cardigan is added just for extra layering.

 

I'm also a sucker for sandals, even when it's chillier out, so I finished off the look with woven lace-up sandals!

 

Shop the look below.

 

Utility Jacket: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans: Forever 21 (available in medium denim)

Ribbed Mock-Neck Fitted Shirt: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

Open-Front Knit Cardigan: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

Cat-Eye Rounded Sunglasses: Publix (not available online, similar here)

Merona Lace-Up Sandals: Target (no longer available, similar here)

 

Look Four

 

And for the final way to incorporate pink into your spring outfits, here you will find two star pink pieces: the cropped tank-top blouse and crushed velvet mules.

 

This look gives off a more business casual vibe, with the black skinny jeans and floral embroidered three-quarter length sleeved sweater. I always use a belt with jeans, so to make the colors blend I went with a simple black faux leather belt.

 

Moderate with the accessories, the sole one stands a the faux leather white cross-body purse.

 

To shop the look, read below.

 

Cropped Tank-Top Blouse: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

Rockstar Black Super Skinny Jeans: Old Navy

Floral Embroidered Sweater: Willi Smith (no longer available, similar here)

Merona Crushed Velvet Mules (no longer available, similar