One of the reasons I pin outfits from runway shows is to remember unique and interesting colour combinations. They provide inspiration when I shop and put together outfits for my clients, and for myself. For example, I learned how versatile blush pink can be from last month’s Spring 2014 collections, when it was remixed with all sorts of colours and the combinations worked beautifully.
Blush was used as a dominant, accent or secondary colour in these outfits:
- Blush with tomato red and white. My favourite of the lot.
- Blush with chartreuse. As fresh as an apple.
- Shades of blush with silver grey and a hint of mustard. Different and delightful.
- Shades of blush with red and charcoal. Strong, yet soft.
- Blush with fuchsia, silver grey, a mid-tone green and a hint of orange. An amazing rainbow of prettiness from Chanel.
- Blush with orange, mid-tone purple, and assortment of pastels and a touch of black. An intricate palette from Miu Miu.
- Blush with buttercup yellow, black and a hint if white. Sporty and graphic.
- Blush with citron. Dramatic.
- Blush with mint, black and a hint of white. Cool and edgy.
- Blush with cognac, mustard and cream. Earthy sorbets.
- Blush with black, white and a hint of red and yellow. Crisp and ladylike.
- Blush with white and shades of light blue. Great bookending between the model’s hair and the tan and silver of the sandals. My next favourite because of the soft, yet crisp effect.
- Blush with apricot, white and silver grey. Gelato edge.
I love that there are few outfit colour rules these days. Mix black with pastels. Mix colours of different levels of saturation. Wear mismatched tones of the same colour. Wear colours that “clash” because the effect is quite harmonious. Mix dirty tones with clean colours.
Perhaps most importantly, we can wear colours that don’t love us back, and perhaps blush pink is one of those colours. It is for me, yet my blush pink moto jacket functions as a neutral and is an unexpected wardrobe workhorse.
Although these colour combinations have been shown for Spring and Summer, by all means sport them year round. I’m going to wear blush pink with tomato red and cream as soon as possible. Why not?