Work Outfit with Primrose Yellow and Ballet Slipper Pink

9th August

Yellow with ballet slipper pink

I never thought I’d do it! I, of pale features – wearing light yellow and pink! Or to be more specific, primrose yellow – a Pantone’s choice for this season – and ballet slipper pink – Pantone’s pick for this fall.

Combining yellow and pink is certainly not new. And I’m not talking about dressing up for Easter. It was a super hot combination last fall. (Remember THIS POST?) And at the time, I thought, “Sure, I could wear fuchsia (a sort of pink) with yellow accessories – near my feet!”

Primrose yellow with ballet slipper (or primrose) pink

But I’ve learned not to dismiss an entire hue, especially not until I have tried out different shades. I believe that this shade of yellow brings out the highlights in my hair. And the pink, which I had also avoided – forever! – is a great color for shoes. Even though this pair is a low heel, which makes it so nice for work, it almost acts as a nude. That means it has a leg-lengthening effect!

I’ve mentioned that this pink is referred to as ballet slipper pink in Pantone’s listing of HOT COLORS for this coming fall in New York. Interestingly enough, there is a primrose pink chosen for London. I don’t know about you, but I can barely distinguish between the two. Let’s just say that this light pink is on fire!

Summer work outfit

And speaking of pink, I’m wearing the beautiful tote Julia found for me in Italy, which is a slightly different shade of pink. Since the handle is a darker, metallic pink, it seems to blend well with the shade of my shoes.

For the color closest to my face, I chose a very safe white. In fact, it makes this very similar to a combination I wore for play in THIS POST. When I’m going with white, one of my favorite work pieces is a crisp cotton button-down. It’s not only a staple. But I love its clean and sophisticated vibe. The cut outs on the sleeve make it extra special.

Close up of side view, yellow and pink #OOTD

I really love this outfit for its colors. But I also should mention that the middle pleats of the skirt have this great slimming effect, as do the pointy toes of these slingbacks. What do you think of ballet slipper – or primrose – pink?

Primrose yellow skirt, pink accessories

I wore: Massimo Dutti blouse & skirt / Patrizia Pepe tote / Fratteli Rossetti pumps / Tiffany pearls / Tokyo Bay watch / Balenciaga sunglasses

xo, janea


32 responses to “Work Outfit with Primrose Yellow and Ballet Slipper Pink”

  1. Paola Lauretano says:

    Such a lovely pastel mix of colors, you look so chic and glam as usual!
    Kisses, Paola.

  2. Amy Arnold says:

    It’s amazing what a difference a shade of a color makes. I love this pairing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. Ellese says:

    Loving the soft color palettes that you mixed together here. I am a sucker for a great pair of Balenciaga sunnies. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese


  4. Gemma says:

    Ahh how lovely this is! I really love the combination of colours.

    Gemma x

  5. Nistha Saraf says:

    Such a pretty skirt! Love it!

  6. sonia // daring coco says:

    These hues are really stunning on you. It’s amazing how we have a certain dislike for something only to find it actually complimentary in the end


  7. Paola Lauretano says:

    Have a lovely weekend my sweet friend!
    Kisses, Paola.

  8. Angelie says:

    I love the pop of yellow in your outfit! 🙂

    Angelie // Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes

  9. Kara Aragon says:

    I love this look, beautiful. So chic & sophisticated!

    Kara Aragon

  10. Anouk says:

    I like this elegant look. Yellow and light pink go great together.


  11. Hadasah says:

    Hi sweetie,
    I just love this yellow skirt and how it compliments your outfit. It is so perfect for summer!
    You look gorgeous…

  12. Jenelle says:

    I love a low heel! Perfect with a mid-skirt like this!
    xx Jenelle

  13. Nikki Living Life says:

    I think primrose pink is such a sweet color. I love the color combo with yellow. Yellow is a happy shade and they work well together. You look fabulous in the skirt. I love the pleats.


  14. Alyssa says:

    Those pink flats are really cute 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  15. Laura says:

    Looooove this cute color combo (but I could pair just about anything with pink)! You look gorgeous love:) 🙂 🙂


  16. Jeanne says:

    Always love soft pink details!


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