Pink and red are, oddly, the perfect match. These two looks are inspired by this pink and red scarf that Fleur De Force showed on her YouTube channel recently. The scarf is more vibrant, while these looks are more muted and suitable for every day, while still making a statement.
I am wearing a light pink cashmere sweater (v-neck version here) that I have raved about on the blog before. Usually cashmere sweaters are really expensive, but this one is only $69 (on sale right now) and it is 100% cashmere. I also have this in red! People are often hesitant about buying cashmere sweaters because they are expensive and difficult to take care of. However, this one is affordable and all you have to do is bring it to the dry cleaners very occasionally. When I say very occasionally, I really mean that, because I only wash my cashmere sweaters maybe twice a year. It really isn’t that disgusting because you probably don’t sweat much during the winter time anyways. Just think of the sweaters as jeans – who washes jeans after every time you wear them? Plus, if you have spare time, you can always hand wash your cashmere sweaters. I also have this turtleneck one from last year, and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen it before.
My red skirt with grommet details is from Jenn Im’s brand called Eggie. I have two things from her collection: this skirt and this dress, which was featured in my blog post about styling a suede moto jacket. I think the dress is worth the price because it is quite unique, but the skirt is not, because the material is thin and won’t keep me warm in the colder months. I do like the style though, but I wish it was more affordable, so I found one here that is pretty much the same thing for cheaper.
I pulled the look together with my Stuart Weitzman boots. These were quite the splurge last year because I just started work and wanted to treat myself with my signing bonus. Whenever I wear these over-the-knee boots, they make me feel very polished. They also fit like a glove and don’t slide off, which is weird because these boots seem to fit a lot of people who are all different sizes. At four inches tall, these shoes are very comfortable. I have walked around the city for an entire day in these shoes before! However, since they are quite pricey, you can also look into this pair (my friend has this pair and loves it) and this pair (I have this in burgundy).
Another easy way to style pink and red together is to use your accessories and play with different shades of pink and red. My blush pink sweatshirt dress is super easy to throw on (the color I ordered is ‘nude’ but it looks more blush pink in person). It looks great with my over-the-knee boots (similar here and here), or you can wear them with white sneakers. I paired the blush pink sweatshirt dress with my burgundy bag from a local market, and tied the whole look together with my oversized scarf with multicolor gridlines (similar here and here). It is a bit more cream in person than online, but I am in looove with it because it is so cozy and warm. You will probably be seeing more of this color combination on the blog because it is so fun!
Anddd there is a surprise in this post! GIVEAWAY TIME!!
‘Tis the season for giving! I teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give back to you! We are giving away $500 in Paypal cash to TWO WINNERS! The winner will be announced on Friday, November 24th just in time to get your Holiday shopping started! See below to enter and good luck!
I hope you enjoyed this look and enter the giveaway! What do you think of mixing pink and red? Leave it in the comments below, and thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
ps. if you’re wondering what I’m holding in the last photo of the first look – donuts from Doughnut Plant!