Once upon a time, back in middle school, a "frenemy" of mine asked me what color combinations I thought were pretty. Thinking about how lovely Valentine's Day cards looked, I replied "red and pink". To this day, I still remember the look of horror that crossed her face. She began explaining to me, very seriously, that red and pink should never be paired together, or else the universe would explode or something.
Well, I certainly hope that this friend/enemy of mine is not reading my blog today.
In your face, middle school!
Truth is, I love pairing red and pink together! The trick is to keep the rest of your outfit as neutral as possible (see my striped shirt, neutral pumps, nude bag above). Let the high-impact colors do the head-turning. As I walked through campus today in this bright outfit, I could hear the cracks in people's necks as they whipped around to catch a glimpse of me.
If they think this outfit gave them serious whiplash, wait until next week, when I break out my thigh-high leather boots. We'll see how liberal and open-minded Rice University is!
Prone to hurting fellow students with her fashion sense,
This post is part of a series on fashionable, high-impact color combinations. Also check out: