Blush is the New Neutral

by | Jan 17, 2020 | Fashion Tips, Fashion trends | 0 comments

We’ve seen the color blush all over the past few years. I avoided this shade for quite a while because I thought it would “wash me out”. I used to wear pastels back in the day and when I look at pictures of myself with pale pink I just don’t love it. Yet, why should it be any different than wearing white or cream I asked myself. And you will see by scrolling through the shopping widget below that blush takes on many different shades. Some lean more pink, others “peach” (wow, I haven’t used that word in a long time–like maybe the ’80s?) Some shades have more gray undertones, others have yellow undertones. It’s not that much different than all the shades of white and cream out there!

When this Chevron sweater became available this fall I really liked so many elements of it EXCEPT the color. At the same time I decided it was a great challenge to see what I could do with it. I ordered it and decided I liked it well enough to keep. BUT, I knew the way it looked best on ME was when I combined it with a brighter lip color, bold jewelry, a scarf or a shirt underneath.

When I put it with a more saturated color it made all the difference for me. The sweater is shorter; the choices with a shirt underneath work the best for me. The one linked from Stella & Dot is on sale and almost sold out, but I’ve given some other options. In case you have a blush top or sweater sitting in your closet I’m hopeful this will give you some great ideas for wearing blush! The tips also apply to cream, gray or other neutrals that sometimes just don’t seem right.

And wow, is that denim shirt getting a lot of wear this year. I bought it at Target a couple of years ago and I think I found the same one shown in the widget below. It’s one of the best denim shirts I’ve had! I also have a plaid shirt that I wear with this sweater. The nice element about a plaid shirt is there are often many colors in the pattern that will blend, and the colors are usually pretty saturated so it works. You could also contrast. For example, I linked a blue/white plaid shirt that could easily look great under a blush sweater.

So you never know! I think if you start thinking of blush as a current version of cream or white you will have a different perspective! Do you have a blush piece sitting in your closet you aren’t sure about?