I'm not sure where the 'no pink and red together' mentality originated, but I have lived by this unspoken mantra for years. Who makes up these rules, after all? I don't know who, but I bet they are probably wearing a boring outfit. With that said, red + pink is the next color combination in my unexpected color combination experiment.
Results. Red and pink is a combination out of my comfort zone. But, for the sake of the experiment I dove right into these uncharted waters and was pleased at the outcome. This combination is eye catching and trendy (just see my fashion Pinterest board). Honestly, I'm not sure how much guidance I can give on making this work given this is my first real pink + red outfit. But, as I always do with any non-traditional color pairing - laying out pieces is crucial in making sure the colors work together.
Figure. Red next to potential pink choices.
Although I really like the way to brighter shades of red and pink pair together, I imagine this color combination would also work with more subtle hues. Again, it is really all about experimentation.
I loved wearing this outfit. Despite the lack of reactions or compliments, I felt comfortable and confident and let's face it - that's all that really matters.
In conclusion, red and pink is a non-traditional color combination that, if you can brave it, pays off in a big way. One more unexpected color combination outfit remains to be explored: any requests?
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