Pink for Valentine's: 3 Blush Pink Sweater Outfits with Neutrals
With Valentine's Day just over a week away, today I have a round-up of three OOTD with blush pink sweaters for a bit of outfit inspiration...with nary a heart to be seen.
Unlike Christmas tree or Halloween jack-o-lantern motifs, the heart motif is perfect for Valentine's Day but can also be worn year-round. But not everyone owns or even likes to wear heart print clothing and jewelry!
So I am offering a few outfits that are definitely on the subtle side with blush pink + neutral color palettes. Let's jump in.
My first outfit features the sweet bunny sweater from Coldwater Creek that I've shared on the blog many times (and that is one of my high priority wear items for this cold season). I'm actually doing well with this sweater: in 2.5 years, I have worn it a total of 26 times for a current cost per wear of $1.92. I wore my dark grey pashmina tied short and to the side (using my Pretzel Knot variant of Method #3 in my 5 easy ties post) to not cover up the rabbits.
The hunter green pants I'm wearing are new (purchased in December), but are the same style as the dusky rose ones I discussed last month. I liked the rose ones so much that when I had some Kohls cash to spend, I bought the same pants in hunter green and a red plaid (which I haven't worn yet). I was excited to discover that this dark green color coordinates well with both my hunter green blouse and hunter green cardigan (Outfit #5)! But for their debut wear, I thought they'd make a nice colored neutral companion for the rabbit sweater.
My bracelet stack is a very simple one this time: a jade chip bead bracelet and DIY dark green 12mm glass bead bracelet, repeating the color of the pants. I also got a new band for my Fitbit! I have an older model (Versa 2) that doesn't have quite as many band options as the newer ones, but I am happy with this one with the cut-outs and the nude-to-me apricot color ($14 at Amazon; not an affiliate link).
I absolutely loved these DIY paper earrings that I upcycled from a Puffs tissue box [tutorial] in this look, bringing together the dark green, light pink/rose, and grey colors from the outfit.
I finished the outfit with my pewter loafers with the subtle pink metallic sheen. (I used Kohls Cash for these in December 2020 and only spent $4.75 out of pocket.)
My second outfit, which dates to late last fall, uses brown and dark denim as the neutral companions to the blush pink rabbit sweater.
I didn't even add a scarf or necklace to this outfit, which is highly unusual for me!
I had planned to wear a striped silk scarf with it, but once I put on the large gold leather earrings, they seemed to make enough of a statement for my mood this day. So instead of wearing the scarf around my neck, I used it as a headband instead. I really like how this turned out!
My daily bracelet stack may look familiar because I just featured this Blush Pink/Tan/Brown/Gold set in my most recent paper bead page to bead example post. Although it may seem that I make a new set of paper bead bracelets for every outfit, I really do re-wear them over and over again...which is my goal!
What else do I re-wear over and over again? Tall boots! I have a small collection (black, dark brown, cognac, and grey) that I wear on repeat. I purchased them all in Oct/Nov 2014 for $100-$130, and even in Minnesota, it takes some time to get your cost per wear (CPW) down with that kind of initial price. These brown ones are currently at a $2.55 CPW.
My third outfit (from last February) has a different blush pink sweater, one that I purchased on sale for $8.49 in Dec 2019. I'm not going to claim that having two blush pink sweaters makes a ton of sense, but (1) blush pink is a good color for me, and (2) these two sweaters do serve different somewhat different purposes in my wardrobe. The bunny sweater is a versatile cotton one I can wear in all seasons but summer, while this one is my warmest sweater. It's made from acrylic, a material I usually avoid because it's too hot, but I was up for having one acrylic sweater given that I otherwise really liked this one. It has a curved hem and somewhat oversized, boxy fit that works particularly well with skinny pants, I think.
The styling here is very simple with black skinny pants, grey/black flats, and a sparkly, textured scarf with various blue and pink stripes against a black background (secured with ye olde shank-button-and-elastic DIY scarf ring).
I wore my DIY bracelet set that I had made to coordinate with my light pink floral blouse. It's a surprisingly versatile set because it is all neutrals/colored neutrals: blush pink, dark blue/navy, grey, tan, and black with silver metallic. It has an "icy" feel to it that always feels right at the height of Minnesota winter.
One neutral I didn't discuss today that also looks great with blush pink is white...as demonstrated by this lovely red-eyed white Mini Satin rabbit! Here's wishing you an early Happy Valentine's Day!
Do you like wearing blush pink? What color do you wear it with the most? Is there a color that you have two (or more!) sweaters in?
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