I’m Blushing…

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Remember the time you accidentally mixed a red sock with your laundry and your once white jeans and t-shirt turned a pale shade of pink? As the weather gets warmer, you might actually want to consider doing that again…on purpose.

Word on the catwalk is shades of blush are the the new neutral and will be everywhere this Spring. This makes me happy on so many fronts, but mainly because I already own tons of shoes and clothes in blush. As a lifelong lover of the color pink, my wardrobe has an array of every shade of pink you can imagine. Dare I say I am ahead of the trend. 🙂 Stack heals, stilettos, flats, sneakers and wedges, oh my. Throw in a sleeveless duster, sweater, blouse, jeans and tote and I virtually have a blush wardrobe. This should come as a shock to no one.

Blush purse

A tote, like this one from Target, is a great way to ease yourself into the blush trend.

Now don’t get scared by all the pink. I know not everyone is a fan, but blush is honestly the most tame shade of the pink family. And I’m not suggesting you go head to toe. Instead, choose a piece or two to accent what already in your wardrobe. I guarantee it will give you an automatic wardrobe upgrade for Spring.

 

Shoes

Whatever type of shoe you like, there is a blush option. Swap your camel colored neutral

Blush heels

Hard to believe these Sam Edelman heels are comfy, but they are

shoes for a blush heel and change the entire look of your work. This obviously works with anything black and white, but also with tons of other colors. Wear blush shoes with your jeans and other bright colors. Sam Edelman has a super comfy heel that is a deeper blush, but can still be worn as a neutral. Blush hued sneakers are also very on trend. 

Jeans

Blush jeans

DL 1961 jeans from Macy’s.

White jeans are often tough to pull off. Be it the cut, some are super sheer and if you’re anything like me, wearing white means it’s 100% sure dirt, coffee or soda will be spilled. Blush jeans are a fantastic alternative and you will get as much if not more wear out of them as you have your white jeans. Plus, the slightly darker color is tons more flattering than white. DL 1961 has an incredible pair of blush jeans that has spandex to suck you in and smooth you out!

 

Dresses

A blush dress is an instant sign of wedding season and a nice diversion away from floral and black. It’s also a flattering shade on almost all skin tones.

Blush dress

This Eliza J dress comes in blush and black.  

I always lean towards simple dresses that skim my curves. I love this one from by Eliza J.  I tried it on at Nordstrom and am now just waiting for it to go on sale. More brides are even choosing blush colored wedding dresses. Anyone remember back when Jessica Beal married Justin Timberlake? She wore a gorgeous blush colored dress.  

Accessories

Blush necklace

What girl doesn’t like sparkle!?

Accessories like handbags, necklaces and scarves are a fun and inexpensive way to give the blush trend a whirl. Don’t be afraid to mix different shades of blush and patterns too. I’m a big fan of the statement necklace as you can wear it with a basic t-shirt or wear it to add style to a basic sheath dress. Charming Charlie, BaubleBar and Macy’s all have fun options. Light weight scarves and wraps will also give you a pop of color and dress up casual and fancy outfits. They instantly make you look more polished and put together.

I know urge you to go forth and add some blush items to your wardrobe. Or, go ahead and wash your whites with a red sock. I’m all about working with what’s already in your closet!

 

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