This post is pretty fitting as I'm all about the "pink" these days!
A friend recently asked me to style her, and her style icon is Pink (an American singer for those over a certain age!) so I'm sharing some quick tips here while I work on a more detailed capsule wardrobe plan for this friend.
Pink has been my girl crush since forever. I love her confidence, her attitude, her punk styling. She manages to look sexy/girly/butch at the same time, and almost never panders to what men would find attractive. She dresses for herself, for comfort, and looks great whether dolled up for a night out:
|Well, the shoes don't look so comfy|
Even better, she's had a baby, and rocked the maternity look:
|Check out the styling; co-ordinated bag, shoes and hat, slimming black leggings, funky dress, necklace, shades and glasses. Pile it on girl, it looks fab, yet like she hasn't tried too hard.|
|Yes, not an optimal sling design, but she's doing her best. Great idea for the beanie hiding probably unwashed/unstyled hair.|
|All over black (or co-ordinating with the main sling colour) makes the outfit look put-together, while the hat and glasses show originality.|
|"Still" breastfeeding a 17 month old. Rare. Brilliant.|
|Obviously posed but still a gorgeous shot|
|Love that blue streak, who gets the chance with a newborn usually?!|
She's also stunning without the makeup, but still grooms her brows, and is probably wearing a tinted moisturiser:
Pink's hair look can be achieved without resorting to the scissors, if you pull the back and sides up into a tight ponytail, and backcomb the top with a bit of gel.
Before she went for the chop she had a buzz cut on one side, easily hidden by letting her hair down.
|She had extensions for a while too, not my favourite look.|
|Just throwing this pic of Alice Dellal in, another gorgeous woman rocking an undercut.|
And one more of Pink in her down-time clothes, still rocking the hat and shades look.
So while I'm not advocating going out and copying Pink's look to the letter, there are certainly some great ideas to funk up your look, and not a stiletto in sight!
Brief checklist to get Pink's look:
- A funky hairstyle
- A hat (beanie / fedora, check men's sections)
- Oversized trousers
- Vest tops
- Cute baby
- Groomed nails and tan optional
- Attitude. You can bet she doesn't give a damn what circumference her thighs are.
Are you inspired to shake things up a bit?! Send me an email with a brief description of your style icon, your style dilemma and body type description and you could see a post tailored for you on The Mama's Hip! My email is niamh (at) the mama's hip blog (dot) com, please mark the subject line "Mama style"