But it's autumn!?
Given we've only just transitioned in to autumn/winter, I haven’t yet quite adjusted to seeing pink hues and floral prints gracing the clothing rails in my best-loved shops; traditionally associated with spring and summer seasons, it appears these colour and print trends are here to stay right through to next autumn! Fortunately I haven’t heard the style experts say that 'pink is the new black', so most of the items in my wardrobe will still get a look-in over the next few months.
I certainly wouldn't go as far as to say I’m a 'fashionista' (as defined by the urban dictionary), but I'd like to think I'm not an avid trend- follower either, however I might just be slightly in denial about the latter. I mean c’mon, pink……….most of you will know that I tend to sway towards black, with maybe a pop of colour, so the fact that I’m starting to don more pink, just because it's ‘in fashion’ suggests I’m on the verge of being a toned down fashion sheep, right? Well if I am, what the heck, I’m really enjoying the few pink pieces I've invested in recently. Take this soft, fluffy textured-effect v-neck jumper from Oasis which is quite a jump from my usual get-up, but I’m really indulging in it. It’s so versatile; it works perfectly with jeans and pencil skirts and I've got a good feeling it will quite easily see me through until next summer. This is quite a pale pink, but the colour trend ranges from this shade of pink right through to a more dusky dark pink as seen by Tom Ford and DKNY above.
I personally prefer to wear my pinks with a dark bold colour such as navy blue, black, burgundy or grey because this then really accentuates the pink palette. Perhaps in spring I’ll experiment with wearing it with a pastel or white bottom. I last wore this jumper with my floral print stretch jeans, which, of course, have a black ground colour – can’t believe I’m still wearing sandals!
Shoes Steve Maden
It’s October and pink is everywhere, so I think it’s quite apt for me to make reference to the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. For more information visit the Cancer Research website and do what you've got to do ladies!