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How to Wear Pink in Spring 2015
January 23, 2015

FASHION TIP

Valentine's day invites us to celebrate love wearing red or pink. Pink heralds spring and take us through the Easter-Passover spring holidays.

For spring 2014, the trend is for a rosy, floral colors that avoid neon shock effects on the one end and pale ingénue blandness at the other extreme

Pantone, the leader in identifying and predicting color trends, includes the shades of Azalea Pink Strawberry Ice, Begonia and Pale Blush in its palette. These are lovingly illustrated at Fab Mood.

As you can see, these colors remind us of nature rather than heavily industrialized, engineered, or urban hues of neon pink.

This yummy short wool blend coat by Yumi is an on-trend to wear now until the weather becomes too warm for it.

A versatile double-breasted design, this tailored style that will look good with a dress or skirt, slacks, or jeans.

This sharp jacket also features a raised collar, long sleeves, and front hand pockets.

You may want a new dress or a suit if your eyes are on pink as a target for Cupid's arrow on Valentine's Day, whether you plan to celebrate with your darling or go shopping for a suitor.

This suit, in blush, is offered by STUDIO Tahari-Levine Co. It features a textured peplum suit jacket and matching skirt.

The jeweled collar and understated color recommend it as a mother-of-the-bride or groom ensemble, if you are planning for a spring wedding.

Some of us older gals dress casually most of the time. If you are in good shape and can get away with it, Levi's Cropped Leggings bring the pink color trend into sportswear.

If pink is not flattering for your complexion, choose a skirt or slacks in a rosy hue to keep the color away from your face.

One way to integrate a trendy color into your style is to opt for pretty accessories, such as shoes and a handbag.

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Expect to find all the colors of a Key West sunset in shoes and sandals in Spring 2015.



Left, Azura Harvard is a casually chic sandal with a rustic sole.

Made in Italy, this easy-to-ear slide has a leather upper accented with stitching details.

Three glam faux jewel stones connect the two bands.

A leather-covered foot bed keeps you dry and a cushioning makes it walking and standing comfortable.

The Azura Harvard slide sandal is finished with a polyurethane sole and inclined forefoot to keep your chic vibe on track.

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Next, Sofft Posh offers a dressier sandal with this strappy design. A supple patent leather upper is stunning.

The shiny leather gives a sleek, modern finish.

You will feel as good as you look. A leather lining and cushioned, contoured foot bed pad every step.

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Last in our line-up of perky pink footwear is the Sacha London Elga that captures a sophisticated retro look.

A peep-toe slingback pump recalls the fun of 1940s dance halls.

The suede upper has an adjustable buckle strap so you can dance away the night and enjoy all the festivities.

The high, wrapped heel and platform sole provide for stability and comfort.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I would wear pink because I knew my future was anything but rosy. I would accessorize myself to the hilt, and I would wear flirty shoes because my world needed more beauty to counter all the ugliness in it. I would wear pink because I hated gray, I didn’t deserve white, and I was sick of black." -- Karen Marie Moning in Bloodfever

EXPRESSING THE GODDESS

Expressing our inner light takes many forms. It's easy to feel inspired in church, while meditating, doing yoga, and engaging with people who practice uplifting and positive living.

Then we step into the world and are challenged to maintain those good vibes and our inner promises to be compassionate, wise, and giving.

One of the most challenging issues to confront our country in 2014 is that of race. My students represent the diversity of the Caribbean and South America. They endure indignities and slights on a daily basis that touches my heart.

A comment by Stephanie Kohler, at the end of an article that is a bit confrontational in sections, captures the spirit of the awakening that would be helpful:

"Acknowledging my white privilege does not mean that I'm saying I walk on easy street. It simply means that while some areas of my life are very difficult, none of them are because of my skin color. We need to get over our defensiveness and actively LISTEN to the experiences, thoughts and feelings of Black people without downplaying them."

It requires deep humility and integrity to realize this.

To conclude on a lighter, unrelated note, you may be interested in this article, What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person.

Peace and blessings.

Enid Sefcovic, Publisher, Fashion After 50
3700 Inverrary Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL

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