The Clash: bold colour-blocking with neon pink hair and bright red sunglasses

Remember not so long ago when people actually believed that red and pink didn’t “go” together??  Of course it might yet be considered a faux pas in some (ehem) less fashion-forward circles…but that’s not certainly not you, is it dear readers?! 😉

bold colour-blocking with neon pink hair and bright red sunglasses, striped tee, floral kimono

I know I say it over and over again – how I’ll forever be a loyal fan of black-and-white or all-black outfit ensembles.  On the other hand, red is a colour that really only started blipping my personal style radar since my hair has been this vibrant shade of fuchsia.  It wasn’t that I disliked red per se; I just never felt particularly inspired to wear it.

neon pink hair, bright red sunglasses, striped tee, slouchy trousers, floral kimono

bright red retro-inspired sunglasses, striped tee, floral kimono

Recently, though, I find myself drawn to every variation of the shade…whether it’s a slightly more subtle take (like my beloved maroon floral kimono) or an in-your-face (literally!) iteration such as these retro-inspired sunglasses!!  The sunnies were a last-minute purchase before my trip to Toronto last month; they were the only ones that I brought with me – unlike the four pairs of shoes I packed into my suitcase for a week-long stay, teehee! – and I think I wore them every single day while I was there.

neon pink hair, striped tee, slouchy trousers, floral kimono

slouchy trousers, floral kimono, cut-out booties

I’ll admit that this kind of bold colour-blocking (neon pink hair and bright red sunglasses) isn’t for the fashion faint-of-heart…but pattern mixing with stripes and flowers can probably be considered a classic combination by now.  I quite liked the look of my slouchy v-neck tee and equally slouchy menswearish trousers as is; but once again, our Vancouver weather was just cool enough that I needed a bit of extra coverage, so I grabbed my go-to gauzy kimono.

neon pink hair, bright red sunglasses, striped tee, slouchy trousers, floral kimono

neon pink hair, striped tee, slouchy trousers, floral kimono

And naturally now I do have to ask – are you proud to call yourself a master manipulator of prints and hues??  Or do you still consider yourself a style neophyte when it comes to experimenting with pattern and colour clashing??  I hope you’ll take a moment to share!!

bold colour-blocking with neon pink hair and bright red sunglasses

 

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  1. June 25, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Love this bold look and all the fabulous combinations! First of all, I do remember with stripes with floral was a no-no as well as red and pink … and it all seems SO silly now! Of course I’m old enough to have been taught that my bag and shoes must match too! Anyway, I love pink and red … red is my favorite color with hot pink/fuschia being a close second to I’m all about this combo! Every time I see your pink hair it sparks a little inspiration in me … who know what I might try next! 😀

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    https://fashionshouldbefun.com

  2. June 26, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Was thinking of you when I got dressed this AM. I have a blouse from ModCloth with a floral design that I just can’t tell if it’s red or pink. So I say it doesn’t matter. I wear it with my red skirt. I wear it with my raspberry skirt – as I’m wearing it today. I added a pair of d’orsay kitten heels in pale pink for good measure!

    It’s weird how we establish fashion rules and society gets so accustomed to them that any time we try to break them it seems “wrong”. It’s only wrong because people tell us it’s wrong, or because it’s always been done that way.

  3. June 28, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Love those glasses so much! I always think it’s silly when people say that things don’t “go” together. My outfits are always clashing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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