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!”
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!
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.
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?
I wore: Massimo Dutti blouse & skirt / Patrizia Pepe tote / Fratteli Rossetti pumps / Tiffany pearls / Tokyo Bay watch / Balenciaga sunglasses
Such a lovely pastel mix of colors, you look so chic and glam as usual!
Thanks, Paola! xx
It’s amazing what a difference a shade of a color makes. I love this pairing.
Straight A Style
I do agree, Amy Ann. Shades make all the difference! xo
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
Thanks for stopping by, Ellese! xo
Ahh how lovely this is! I really love the combination of colours.
Thanks, Gemma! xo
Such a pretty skirt! Love it!
Thanks, Nistha! xo
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
Thanks, Sonia! xo
Have a lovely weekend my sweet friend!
You have a lovely weekend too, Paola! xo
I love the pop of yellow in your outfit! 🙂
Angelie // Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes
Thanks, Angelie! xo
I love this look, beautiful. So chic & sophisticated!
Thanks, Kara! xo
I like this elegant look. Yellow and light pink go great together.
I am loving the combination right now. Have a great weekend, Anouk! xo
I just love this yellow skirt and how it compliments your outfit. It is so perfect for summer!
You look gorgeous…
Thanks, Hadasah! xo
I love a low heel! Perfect with a mid-skirt like this!
Thanks, Jenelle! xx
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.
Thanks so much, Nikki! xo
Those pink flats are really cute 🙂
xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY
Thanks, Alyssa! You probably can’t tell from the photos, but they have a kitten heel. Still so comfy! xo
Looooove this cute color combo (but I could pair just about anything with pink)! You look gorgeous love:) 🙂 🙂
I’m with you on wearing pink with anything, Laura! xo
Always love soft pink details!
I do too, Jeanne. And I love how it can practically be used as a neutral. Have a great week! xo