24 July 2009

A Dash of Pink


I am most certainly an advocate for the wearing of colour on days when one may feel a tad unwell, or otherwise down. It really does brighten up your day, and hopefully also the day of the others whom you may encounter in that time. Colour seems to have that immense power to make us all smile, whether it be the connection with childhood memories and feelings, or simply the shock of an unexpected visual delight. Regardless, I really do believe that colour can change mood (as well as reflecting it).

I decided to wear a fine cotton, pink long sleeved top as a way of giving myself that colourful boost in mood. A rather simple garment, the power lies not in any technical or constructive brilliance (although it is quite well made), but rather in its cheerful proclamation through colour. Indeed pink always has that power to make me smile, besides having the added benefit of working reasonably well against my complexion.

In order to play upon the pink, I also opted to accessorise with yellow and blue. I always feel the traditional combination of cyan, magenta and yellow can look somewhat harsh unless the proportion of each is played just right. It can make a powerful impact, yet for me, does not have that slightly more cheerful feel I often wish to convey. As such the colour play of light pink, blue and yellow, a more summer worthy shade combination if you will, was easier to employ.

Admittedly the blues and yellows are minor in their content, yet hopefully still enough to make an impact. Indeed it is often the smallest slips of colour within an outfit that can truly capture the imagination. A keen eye is often most rewarded for its concentration by the smaller thought-out details of an outfit. For it is interesting to consider that whilst one may be drawn to the conclusion that the main garments of one's outfit decide the visual message, it is in actuality the small details that finish the overall tone of that message. A small tuck here, an exposed lining there, whatever it may be, I believe that all looks need those minor unique detailings. It is those minutia which tell one the most about a look and the person wearing it.

Another detail one may note is the slight pinroll of my jeans. It was mainly a decision to allow the espadrilles to truly show their line. There is something quite charming about the shape, which I often feel is hidden under the trouser hem, and indeed the roll seems more appropriate for summer (although the summer weather is sadly nowhere to be seen). The light grey colour was simply a way of keeping a lighter tonal range throughout, and to really allow the pink a chance to pop without too harsh a contrast visually. Although admittedly a rather basic outfit in concept, I tried to make sure that the minor details were well considered to give it that slight depth of character.

Currently playing: Spotlight - Tiffany Evans

xxxx

60 comments:

  1. hmmm hmmm pink...it works on you.

    I pin roll jeans by default, because otherwise the bottom of the leg gets to looking like a monster chewed it up and spat it out again, or else gets all wet in the puddles.

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  2. You look awesome in pink! Great choice! Plus I love your accesories! The watch rocks! Have an amazing Friday DK!

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  3. The cool pink plays well with the blue and yellow. So nice. Hope you get some sunshine this weekend.

    Thanks for the note.

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  4. I love, love your accessories!

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  5. ooh the watch is fantastic!

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  6. Hiya !
    Pink is making yuh cute !

    n i guess,colors can make yur day....try Yellow some day ! yuh will definitely hve a good day with smile on your face.



    joolliiieesss:-)

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  7. I'm just mad for that Swatch.

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  8. nice pink shirt on you, dapper!
    that's a cute watch.
    hmmm...i will get a watch for mr. freddy soon ;-)

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  9. your watch makes me smile

    just like this -----> :)

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  10. i had seriously missed your posts

    i re added you to my link list

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  11. Adorable, you are such a cutie! Excellent point on the details. As a designer I can say even when doing a basic core item it is the little details, ie thread color, rivet, seam placement, hem finish etc that can set your garment apart.

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  12. my eyes are layed on that watch. simply adoring it and I really love how the colors balance with one another. tres bon indeed.


    have a lovely weekend

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  13. you have such dark skin tone, so the pink looks awsome on you :)

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  14. I feel like I don't dress to match my mood enough, but I do believe that if you're feeling down a bright color and make you happier.

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  15. Fun watch DK!

    Have a great weekend!
    XoXo

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  16. I really like this outfit; and the pink works beautifully with your skin. I love rolling my jeans like that, although I alwyas tend to try to do it in a rush to achieve a look of noncholance [I'm not sure if it works] ♥

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  17. how cute are you?! I love this fun outfit! I do hope that your colorful outfit improves your mood!

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  18. colors always brighten up my down days! :) I love pink, always been my favorite color, I just never work it into my wardrobe enough, I really need to incorporate some more colors. I love your swatch watch, LOL I actually have a great story about them...lol but wayyyy to long for a comment LOL Have a great weekend!

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  19. You wear this hue so well, DK! Love the watch too!

    Have a gorgeous weekend, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  20. I adore the pink and then the subtle (but still bright) accessories. I adore your choices of the bracelets, and your watch is fabulous! I do hope that the brightness of the shirt and accessories could lift your mood a bit, my dear! xo

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  21. Great outfit and I like the watch and bracelets combination. 100% agree on wearing colour to cheer self up. x

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  22. I love a man in pink. BF wears pink well too. you look great.

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  23. Hey DK! Keep the outfit posts coming. Love them. :) And I like that you pay attention to the details if you're wearing something simple. You look quite dapper in pink. And I just checked out the journal list.. WOW. Kudos and congrats to you for making this happen!

    xo, Becs

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  24. yellow works well with pink, love your jeans and espadrilles combination

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  25. that watch is beyond cute! nice pink shirt! have a lovely weekend!
    xx

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  26. I have to agree with you about wearing color on gloomy days. I live in Seattle, so I had to learn this trick early on. I love your blog, and adore your style.

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  27. thanks for the comment on my blog <3 im so excited to take part in the project!

    i loveee this outfit - reminds me a little of a colourful george lamb! you have a lot of style :)
    do you want to exchange links? as i love your blog x

    <333 Hannah

    ((london--rose.blogspot.com))

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  28. your swatch is so cute!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  29. i love your watch. and i agree w the above comments, pink works well on you!

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  30. Love your top, it has such pop, and your watch is super lovely too :) x

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  31. thanks love for the luck! it definitely came in handy(:

    i love the color pink on you. it definitely compliments your skin color!
    and i couldn't agree anymore that color does play an immense role on our moods.
    if i had to wear colors to brighten up people's day
    i'd wear them all the time(:

    hope you have a good weekend!


    *dani

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  32. Yellow and pink - very nice combo. I'm also a big fan of orange and pink. Pink suits you well! P.S. I'm interested in a link exchange!!

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  33. What a great summer color and it looks so good on you. Love your watch!

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  34. love the outfit. so colourful, it really does brighten one's day. the watch is my favourite part. it adds something almost quirky to the outfit. :)

    ps. exchange links?

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  35. Pink AND yellow, you are bold! LOVE it :) Your watch makes me smile :)

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear! xx
    p.s. That IS love, thank you for sharing!

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  36. Why, my day was SUPER fantastic, love!
    I went even went shoe shopping :D!
    I sure hope your day was a marvelous one as well, my love!

    That sort of salmon-like pink looks amazing with your skin tone. It would probably wash most people out, but you wear it flawlessly :)
    I think wearing bright, happy colors on nasty, sickly days is a wondrous idea! I usually turn off all lights, close the shades, put a pillow over my head, and sleep all day.
    Perhaps next time I should brighten things up a bit? :)

    xo,
    hk

    PS. You sort of inspired my post, by the way. I had something like it written the other day, but after my comment yesterday I just decided to go for it completely :P
    Hooray for motivation?

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  37. Pink: for the 'studied choice to ignore the mildly interrogating frowns experienced in suburban shopping centres' look.

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  38. The pink looks fabulous!!! And I NEED that watch! :-)

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  39. you have a really really cute blog i love it so much and your outfits so amazing and really casual

    Lars ♥♥ itssophisticated.blogspot.com ♥♥

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  40. its so true! This past week I was feeling a bit under the weather and a painted my nails this happy melon color and ive been much upbeat! color can do so much!

    and i love the watch. the first time i ever read your blog you were wearing that watch :)

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  41. defintely has the character!
    i love the color of your pants they are so crisp and a refreshing alternative to jeans for guys in the sumer. wish i could convince the bf to wear those :(
    thats is a great color on you btw

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  42. I definitely agree about the importance of getting the right proportions with cyan, magenta and yellow. They are quite playful the way you've paired them. You're making me desperately wish I had more colors in my closet...

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  43. thank you for your sweet comment!
    I love your pink shirt.
    color is differential.

    xoxo
    http://zebratrash.blogspot.com/

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  44. I can definitely agree with you when it comes to colour! This week all i have been wearing is fun colours and i have been trying to stay away from blacks.

    Pink really does suit your complexion!

    Hope you are having a great weekend dear!

    Annax

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  45. Pink is definitely your color! That swatch watch is amazing. I love the entire analysis. Genius.

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  46. The amount of thought you put into each outfit, down to the very last stitches and minute details is truly admirable.

    As always, I love your outfit (: That shade of pinkish salmon is your color, my dear!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  47. i'm glad you said pink and not salmon... i don't know why i always giggle when guys say that. 'no dude, it's SALMON.'
    ;)

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  48. Pink looks fantastic at you! Your sweater looks so comfortable! I also like the accessories and the yellow. Thumbs up ^^

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  49. I think pink looks great on men. !! :)

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  50. Pink on you is super fab! Lovin that watch as well!

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  51. Pink on you is super fab! Lovin that watch as well!

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  52. i feel as if i have seen this watch before and it never fails. amazing!

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  53. love this outfit, you really suit colour

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