Color Confidence: Blush Pink

As you may have noticed, wearing color is a signature of my style. As such, I thought it would be fun to talk more about color and how to wear it. I hope you enjoy this new feature.

Though I tend to wear vibrant colors that really make an outfit pop, blush pink is really winning me over this season. This subdued hue brings a softer, ethereal, even romantic feel to a look. The color is oh-so-delicate but somehow feels infinitely more wearable than stark white.

While blush pink is universally flattering, it still can be a bit tricky to wear. The main issue to be aware of is that the color can read as quite juvenile. So, the trick is to keep the hue feeling grown up, sophisticated, and elegant. Here are 5 tips for wearing blush pink.

5 Tips for Wearing Blush Pink

1. Use texture to tone down the sweetness.

This is the main technique I employed with my look. The clean-lined windowpane pattern of my Tibi dress slices up the sugary feeling of the frock. In addition, the suede and metal details of the Chloe “Faye” bag elevate the pink piece to ultra sophisticated territory.

2. Provide some contrast to the pale pink.

In my case, I chose a chunky, strappy shoe with floral detailing to provide some visual contrast to the otherwise pretty pink look.

Bonus tip: if you want to wear blush pink to work, be sure to pair it with something heavy, like a gray blazer or navy pinstripe trousers. If not, you risk the tone coming across as bare, thus rendering it office inappropriate.

3. Look for pieces with a modern cut or shape.

4. Avoid pearls and other precious accessories.

5. Add animal print to make the look edgy.

Keep scrolling to shop (1) our top picks for blush pink this season and (2) the pieces I’m wearing.

Shop the Color: Blush Pink

Here are our top 20 picks for blush pink pieces this season. As you click around, you’ll note that some of the pieces are already on sale!

Shop My Look

Tibi dress (here) | Chloe small “Faye” bag (here) | Laurence Dacade floral sandals (on sale here; another similar Laurence Dacade style on sale here; similar look on sale for less than $100 here) | Jennifer Fisher ring (here) | Necklace (gift from a friend) | Karen Walker sunglasses (here) | Dior lipstick (here) | Deborah Lippmann nail polish (here)

Are you tickled pink about this sophisticated shade of pink being in the spotlight this season? Will you be trying the look? Even if you aren’t a pink lover as I am, I urge you to give this a hue a try.

As always, thanks for stopping by Wear + Where + Well. Have a great day.


Photos by Ashley CardozaΒ at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas



  1. i cannot get over those shoes. you wear themso well with so many different types of outfits! for me, the key to this color is to skew light and cool in terms of shade of color. anything too deep or warm makes me, personally, look ruddy. for work i pair a blush blouse with black or charcoal and often accessorize with oxblood.

    1. Carrie says:

      Fabulous advice! Thanks for the additional tips, Jessica. I especially love the oxblood idea.

  2. Laney says:

    And that cool ring, where does it come from?

    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Laney – thanks for the reminder! I forgot to link to it. It’s by Jennifer Fisher. You can find it here:

  3. Anastasia says:

    Carrie, I’m officially in love with this outfit! And your tips are on point, as always. I feel like it’s always so difficult to resist the temptation to wear blush pink (and pastels in general) with pearls, but they do indeed make the whole look very predictable.

    1. Carrie says:

      That means so much coming from you, Anastasia!

      Yes, one has to be careful with these pastels of (1) not looking too juvenile, or (2) not looking too predictable. We have to keep it interesting!

  4. Jamie says:

    so pretty- love those shoes!! xxo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you! Aren’t they fun?

  5. Kel says:

    Beautiful look and post!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Kelbel! πŸ˜‰

  6. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    I love blush pink! Great to see your sandals back again πŸ™‚

    I bought a blush pink jacket for work that I wear often – it has become a wardrobe staple.

    That Madewell silk skirt is lovely.


    1. Carrie says:

      Funny, Sheri – I thought you might like that Madewell skirt. I certainly do. πŸ™‚

  7. Merritt says:

    That dress is adorable on you! So flirty and fun!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Merritt! I have loving so many pieces from the latest Tibi collection.

  8. Jane says:

    Love those great tips! And the dress is so pretty on you!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane!

  9. Ally says:

    Ooh how I blush over blush. Love this look lady!
    XO Ally

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, A. You’re so clever! πŸ˜‰

      I hope the rain is clearing up for you all! Looks like it’s going to be another wet weekend here…

  10. Madison says:

    Gorgeous sundress! Thanks for the great tips. That color is so pretty and feminine. Plus, that bag is perfect.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Madison! It really is a lovely color.

  11. Color Me Courtney says:

    I loooove this outfit! That bag is to die for!!

    Courtney of Color Me Courtney

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