How Pink and Green is Perfect for Spring

Pink and Green for spring fashion

How Pink and Green is Perfect for Spring

Quote of the day: “The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end. There is always another chance.” Jeanette Winterson

I loved this quote for our pink and green outfits, because I remember this color combination in high school.  Yet I’m not sure I’ve embraced it since. Considering that next week the calendar will say spring, I thought it’d be a fun way to start ushering in this season.

Pink and Green in different shades

And even if you don’t love that bright green and pink together, that’s the fabulous aspect about color. There are so many shades of the same color that I’m betting there’s a least a couple variations that would work for everyone.

Take the 3 of us for instance. All of our greens are quite different from each other, along with the shades of pink. What do you think? Is this color combo too much a blast from the past?

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: For my pink and green outfit, I wanted to add in an unexpected color with it.

I was inspired by these watercolor floral shoes that I first bought and used in our floral posts from 3 years ago.

So I wore this sheer orange blouse under my green cardigan. Yet either because of the light of day, or the blush top under it, the surprising thing is the orange doesn’t stick out too crazily. Then again, in real life, you might have seen this outfit, and wondered what the heck I was thinking, LOL!

It makes me think that I could possibly layer many different colors under this sheer top and change how it appears. Sheer tops are such a great option if you like to be more covered, yet don’t want to overheat. We styled these kinds of shirts 2 years ago on the blog.

How to style Pink and Green for women in their 50's

I even showed restraint by not going overboard in my accessories. Since I had layered 2 blouses, and the top one was a print, I left off a necklace. After our post about more minimalist outfits, I thought it’d be a great challenge to try to incorporate this idea every once in awhile.

As for my earrings, I chose a clear glass earring, since I was already wearing so much color.

Pink and Green styled for women over 40

Below is a closer look at these floral shoes.

You might not even think they are a floral pattern at first, because they are more abstract than flowers. But I fell in love with them at Kohl’s and thought they’d go with everything. And since the heel is low, they are very easy to walk in.

This time of year, there’s always a ton of fun floral shoes to choose from if you’re interested. There’s florals found in sneakers, ballet flats, sandalsespadrilles. and even boots if it’s still cold where you live.

Pink and Green looks for women 50+

The pink jeans were a recent purchase when LOFT was having their 70% off sale. I like the darker pink version because I’ve seen women wearing the light pink jeans, and it almost looks like they aren’t wearing pants.

As for the bright green cardigan, it was a fabulous deal from one of our local consignment stores, The Paper Chandelier. They were having a $1 sale, and I figured this was a classic piece that would serve me well for many years. The more modern cardigans right now certainly have a more relaxed feel or fun sleeves.

Pink and Green for women over 50

Jeans: LOFT (similar here)~~Cardigan: Banana Republic-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Zara (similar here)~~Shoes: Dana Buchman (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s pink and green outfit, she wore green on the bottom half and pink on the top.

This coat is such a stand out piece. I found it at another thrift store when I took Nancy shopping. I originally picked it out for myself, but we found it fit Nancy so much better. It has such a fun shape, and the print is something that catches your eye. And all for under $20!

Of course, I couldn’t find anything like it in my shopping affiliate, but if you are a flamingo fan I did find this. And even though we will be throwing off our coats sometime soon (we hope), there are always lightweight print jackets or even kimonos for the warmer weather.

How to create a look with Pink and Green

Nancy even added a mint colored scarf around the neckline of the jacket, to tie in the light green from her jeans. We styled small scarves before on the blog and the best thing about them? You don’t have to find different ways to wear them. They can work perfectly wrapped around your neck and tucked into a jacket like this.

These aren’t new earrings for Nancy, but it goes to show how some earrings work for years and years. If you are looking for a new silver pair, I have been loving the variation of hoop ones, the fun shapes, or interesting designs.

How to style Pink and Green with different shades

What I really love about Nancy’s version of pink and green is how she added in a neutral to the mix with black.

Of course, black is part of the design of the jacket, so it seems perfect. And then adding in the black boots, seems to ground the look instead of it being too pastelly. Most of us are wishing for spring so much that we put away our boots about now.

Yet, the end of the season sales are the ideal time to find a pair for the next cold spell. For under $30, you can buy a regular knee version, an over the knee pair, or even a fun pair of ankle boots.

How to style Pink and Green for women with other colors

I’m sure most of us have a couple pairs of jeans. Thus why not have a pair of colored jeans in your closet too? We styled different colored jeans a couple of years ago, and I still think they work for women of any age.

How to style Pink and Green for women in their 60's

Coat: thrifted (similar here)~~Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~Boots: (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: My mom took the theme of pink and green very seriously with no other colors to be found.

The pink sweater is one from our experimenting with Soft Surroundings sweaters this January. My mom has worn this sweater quite a bit in these last couple of months because it’s so warm. It’s still available online in grey or blush. You may notice that on the website, the neckline is more of a turtleneck; however, for my mom’s sweater, it won’t stay put that way.

This soft pink is a good color for my mom as witnessed in our last post about “our colors.” However, if you are one of those women that can’t wear a pastel like this, you could possibly still wear a medium or dark pink sweater. It’s a good lesson, that all colors come in so many shades and different variations.

How to create a look with Pink and Green for women over 80

As a modern day Martha Stewart, my mom even DIY’ed this necklace herself. I’m not sure where my mom read how to do this, but here’s Martha Stewart’s rendition. For my mom’s version, she then used a lobster clasp so she can attach it to many of her necklaces or items. She made two others too, in red and yellow which have also been featured many times.

The tassel necklaces are still very fashionable, and a perfect way to add some young vibes to your outfit.  If making your own seems like too much work, then for under $20 you could purchase a grey one, a burgundy one, an orange one, or a turquoise one along with so many others.

How to create a look with Pink and Green with pastel pink

My mother has hosiery in every style and color from years and years of collecting.

Most of us probably don’t have a green pair of hosiery, but you can purchase them along with many other colors. This is my mom’s favorite way to dress–by keeping the same color on the bottom half of her body. I know I would have asked my mom to wear her sheer hose with this outfit, but by letting my mom pick her own looks, you are able to see her own style.

How to create a look with Pink and Green with green tights

This green purse was worn recently when we were discussing scarves and gloves with our winter coats. Since it’s a darker green, I know most of us would think of it for the fall and winter. Yet for those of you who don’t enjoy switching up your purse for the season, this could be great for the spring and even summer. Think of it as the color of grass and how it really looks nice with all of the color of flowers that spring brings us.

And if you want to add some lightness to the darker purse, why not add a scarf to it?  There are other ways to have fun with your purse too. You can add a tassel to it, a pom on it, or any kind of key chain as decoration. In fact, I’ve seen some women wrap their scarf around the handle of their purse too.

How to create a look with Pink and Green for senior women

Skirt: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Pink and Green for mature women Pink and Green for women in their 50's and older

Pink and Green for 3 generations of women

So not only did we show variations on some springy and colorful ways to put together pink and green, these are also great ideas of what you can wear for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day holiday. Because you certainly don’t want to forget to wear your green, right?

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