Dear Abby and Elle: I got a great deal on a pink and white skirt but don’t have much to wear with it. I could, of course, top it off with a pink or white blouse and a white blazer, but that seems boring. Any ideas about how to spice it up? — Feeling Edgy
Dear Feeling Edgy: We know just what you mean. We tend to live our lives predictably, doing what’s correct and what’s expected. We pay our bills on time, stop at red lights, hold the elevator door for old people. But sometimes we yearn to go totally wild! Throw caution to the wind! Shout, “Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead!”
Ah, but since we’re more or less civilized, we suppress those mad urges and match polka dots with stripes instead. But, to your question.
The answer is yes! And here are three ways (and some photo examples) to “funky up” your classic pink and white skirt:
- Go to the dark side. Create some tension by choosing a blouse that’s rich and dark. Charcoal would do nicely. If you’re hesitant to be too dramatic, consider a blouse that has a splash of dark color.
- Consult the color wheel. Green sits across from pink on the color wheel, so go green!
- Keep it in the family. Play with different tones of pink to create an interesting look.
The most important thing is to have fun. Go ahead: Throw some caution to the wind.