Bright Pink 1 (With muted neutrals)

Bright Pink for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Bright Pink for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Muted Neutral

Quote of the day: “Your life is made of two dates and a dash.  Make the most of the dash.” Nadine Hulse

This post came to be as I sorta/kinda talked Nancy into buying these fabulous bright pink pants.  I remember when I first got my red jeans, and I felt very conspicuous in them and would only wear them with dark colors. But as time went on I found that they paired very well with other colors.  Thus I want to show how good Nancy  will look in these pants when matching them with different combinations.  I told her I’d start out with muted neutrals to ease her into the thought of having such a flashy color on her legs!  For us other models, we got to wear bright pink in different pieces.

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50’s Bright Pink: (Top): My mom made this vest dress over 25 years ago.  I probably didn’t need the pink pin on the pocket, but it seemed so plain otherwise.

Top: Trina Turk (similar here)~~Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Loft (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Bauble Bar (similar here)

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60’s Bright Pink (Pants):  The color of the pants really pops against the grey & black—I love it!  Nancy actually made this necklace at one of her women’s retreats!

Pants: Liz Claiborne (here)~~Jacket: Halogen (similar here)~~Shirt under: Claudia Richard (similar here)~~Shoes: Cherokee (similar here)~~Necklace: Nancy made it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Watch: (similar here)

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70’s Bright Pink (Accessories): I put mom in her pink shoes and accessories to lighten up the outfit.  The necklace is a little hard to see in pictures, but in person and up close, it adds moxie!!

Shoes: Connie (similar here)~~Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Sweater: National (similar here)~~Shirt under: Mom made it (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks so much for taking your time to read my styling blog!  What would you wear with your bright pink pants?

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

And I linked up with Wearing with Wisdom.  wearingwithwisdom

Here’s some accessories that come in bright pink (all under $30) to add a pop of color to your muted neutrals!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Cute outfits. Love all the jewelry, especially Nancy’s necklace, which I’ve coveted in other posts. I would definitely do your pin with that outfit, but I’d put it up near the blouse. It’s such a nice feminine touch against the tailored dress (which is so cool – can’t believe it’s 25 years old).

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right about the pin, Kathleen. This was before I was really wearing them much, and I wasn’t sure where you really put them if there isn’t a lapel!! But now, I’d probably add 2 or 3 to the mix!!
      I think you’re getting to the point where you know our closets better than we do!! You could be a great stylist when I need help!! 🙂

  • This is the cutest post ever 🙂 I’m going to show my mom.

  • How amazing that your button-front dress still looks so chic even after 25 years, dearest Jodie!! A testament to the fact that classic tailoring never goes out of style…and I think your pink top and blingy brooch (and those gorgeous sandals!) are the perfect way to make this outfit feel especially fresh!! Both Nancy and your mom look wonderfully vibrant in their respective “pop of pink” outfits, too…and judging by their smiles, they’re feeling just as great as they look!! XOXO

  • I never know what to do with colourful trousers/pants, now I do! Great to see that colour should be worn at any age. I hope to be this stylish when I grow up!

    • Thanks Humaira….of course you’ll still be stylish. Like my mom always says, you can do whatever you put your mind to!

  • I love the way you’ve managed to style bright pink for different age groups – all looking lovely!
    Those pants are gorgeous! I;d wear them with embellished sandals and a flowy white top 🙂

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    • Thanks Rachel….you read my mind (well sorta)…I’m doing a white print for the next post!

  • Your idea to ease bright pink into someone’s style is excellent. I have used that technique myself and am sometimes startled where it has led me. I love your classic dress.

    • Thanks Melanie!! I think once you get used to the color on you, you get a little more creative?

  • Your suggestion to ease into bright pink is excellent. I have used that technique on some of my more challenging clothes in the past as well. Before you know it, there will be rainbows all around you. I love your classic dress.

  • You used your color in all the right places. I love pink with black but pink with grey seems a more gentle combination. The shirt dress is such a classic piece. I also have a lot of clothes my mum or aunt sewed or knitted years ago.

  • They use to call me Pinkie in high school because I wore this shade so much, lol.. Some things never change… I love the pink with greys. What fun to introduce pink pants to Nancy’s wardrobe.

  • Great style Post ! Beautiful color on all 3 of you. It’s so refreshing to see women who know how to dress for their age ( but still look stunning at the same time )
    I would LOVE to have you share this post on Wearing with Wisdom at !!!
    The link-up party is available now and every Wednesday . Please join us and show how style should be done for women of any age 🙂

    • Thanks Leticia for the kind words! I’m a new blogger and had never done a link up before (I’ve seen them, but never participated). So please let me know if I did it correctly! Will you be doing this every Wednesday?

      • Jodie , Thank you for sharing this post on Wearing with Wisdom ! Yes , you did it correctly . I am pretty new at this stuff too and it takes awhile to figure out all the in and outs . Good Job !
        Yes, the link-up party will be held every Wednesday beginning at 6 am MST . I look forward to having you link-up a post again next week !
        Thank you and have a wonderful week , Leticia

  • dan

    I am for fuchsia at the moment and have some nice summery pieces in my closet.
    Beautiful selection of bright colour jewelry!

  • I love your Mom’s pink shoes.

    That little next necklace is pretty sweet too.

    Pink and grey are such good friends.


    • Good friends…I like that phrase!! Thanks for reading!!

  • I’m loving this series! Nancy’s pants are kinda/sorta like my fuchsia pants. Looking forward to seeing what colors you pair with those pants!