We’re Totally Tickled Over National Pink Day

23rd Jun 2012 / By Guest Contributor

When I was in elementary school, I was a categorical tomboy. I spent every recess on the basketball court with the boys; I insisted upon going to my brother’s hockey practices; I argued with my dad about playing softball instead of real baseball (softball “was for girls”…little did I realize!). I suppose it goes without saying that pink wasn’t exactly my color. As I grew older, my love for sports never wavered, but my “one-of-the-boys” attitude began to change, at least a bit. Today I have come to the realization that although I will never be the girliest of girls, I do appreciate my femininity, and with that, a little pink. So here’s to National Pink Day! Let’s celebrate this color with fabulous, fearless style, rocking our womanhood for all it’s worth! Keep reading for tips on how you can make National Pink Day a surprising, style-inspiring, confidence-boosting occasion!

If you’re a pink-loving, girly goddess, National Pink Day is probably already your favorite day of the year. If you’ve never celebrated it before, let me help you out! No matter where you’re headed today, here are some outfit options that can help you look pretty, and totally chic, in pink!

Family Get-Together: It’s Saturday afternoon and time to see the relatives– cue Grandma Susan, Cousin Pamela and Uncle Ricky. Keep it classy and festive by wearing a white sundress and some pink accessories to create a demure, fashionable and completely appropriate look. If you want to dress down a little more, try cuffed, medium-to-dark wash jeans and a cute, white top. Complete your ensemble by donning Hadley in pink paired with the Riviera clutch for a girly, sexy vibe. Accessorize with some gold-accented jewelry, which brings out the soft tones in the shoes and handbag. Try the National Treasure bracelets in pink and the Dripping With Diamonds earrings. You’ll be sure to wow the whole fam!

Shopping Day: Meet up with your gal-pals for an amazing day of shopping…in style! Pair a great peep toe pump like Aveline in fuchsia with a flirty skirt and fitted top. Add some colorful accessories such as the Candy Coated bangles in fuchsia for a fun, playful pop! Pull it all together with a metallic handbag such as Trilogy in pewter.

Movie Date: So you’re meeting up with that special someone? Be a knockout in a casual-cute get-up that looks effortless and flawless. Try light-wash denim with Ursula in pink multi. Her colorblocked silhouette is flirty and modern without being over-the-top. Spice it up with some funky bracelets like our A Fine Line bangles, which bring out the colors in the shoe without being too matchy-matchy. Finish off the outfit with a polished tote bag like Hearst Castle in pink (which is also perfect for sneaking in your fave candy and diet soda!).

A Night On The Town: Whether you’re seeing your BFFs or looking for a man, you can’t go wrong in a bold, strong color. Try a figure-flaunting, slinky black dress with Sanaya in magenta. Her T-strap style and gold ankle-clasp make her super refined, while her bright shade is completely fun and powerful. Next, up your shine-factor with a little bling! I love the Egyptian Evenings earrings in gold/fuchsia because they’re simple, but attention grabbing. Then finalize your look by adding a handbag that complements your other accessories. I suggest the Jamboree clutch– the pink pairs perfectly with the hue of the heels, and the lace updates the clutch, making it fresh and foxy.

If you don’t have any specific plans for National Pink Day, but still want to celebrate in style, the Zanzibar sunglasses in hot pink and the Modern Marble necklace in fuchsia are a couple of awesome accessories that can make an impact in any outfit!

I hope you have a super exciting (and stylish!) weekend!

Will you test out a pink-tastic look for National Pink Day? Do you have a different way you love to incorporate pink into your wardrobe? Comment below and tell us about it!

This post was written by guest contributor Michelle McCarthy.

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