I wore a lot of blue growing up, it was my favourite colour. When I wore blue people would always compliment me on my eyes, saying they popped and I liked that. I wrote off pink as being too feminine and ultra girlie. I convinced myself that pink made me look hideous and besides, I wasn’t pretty enough to be girlie. The teenage mind can be a cruel and vulnerable place.
Over the years I’ve gained some perspective about dressing with colour and with each passing year as my confidence has grown so has the rainbow within my closet. Initially I experimented with pink accessories, pink lipstick and eventually I bought a pink skirt. Since then I’ve taken a few risks and learnt that cooler pinks (with more blue tones) suit my complexion and now I wholeheartedly embrace it.
I still see pink as an extremely feminine colour but now I completely relish it. The main difference is that I allow myself to wear it, to break down the walls I built that held me back with fear. Fear of actually being feminine, of being pretty, of being bold and not requiring anyone’s acceptance of that fact. I dress to reflect my mood and colour choice plays a huge part in that decision process. I’m glad I have allowed myself an array of options and please know that you’re entitled to them too.
- Lace Dress – ASOS Curve
- Earrings – Equip
- Lipstick – MaxFactor
- Clutch – Equip
- Bracelet – X by Trollbeads gifted
- Ring – Wild Bling
- Heels – Payless USA