Yes, You Can Wear Pink With Red Hair (Especially in Summer) #iwillwearwhatilike

Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Turns out you CAN wear pink with red hair, but then I knew that already…!

For me, pink is the ULTIMATE colour to wear with red hair. I just don’t know where anyone got the idea that redheads shouldn’t wear pink (or red, for that matter) – must have been someone with absolutely no idea how to put colours together. Of course certain shades of pink will suit certain shades of red more than others, but a blanket ban? That someone was talking crazy!

I mean, just LOOK at how my copper barnet is complemented by candy pink (sorry for the shameless brag but I couldn’t stop admiring the colour combination this weekend!) – they’re close on the colour wheel and have the same warm undertones. I was fresh out of the hairdressers on the day we took these shots, and just by chance I wore the pink t-shirt. I say “by chance” – these days with our belongings getting packed up for our (still imminent, grrrr) house move, I don’t have access to all that many clothes now. The t-shirt was clean, the trousers were clean, they were both cool enough for another hot English summer’s day, and the pink tee picked out the pink in the palm print. All criteria met.

Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

SHOP THE LOOK:

In fact, when my hair was being blow dried I noticed just how much more vibrant the new colour looked next to the pink (I may also have asked my hairdresser to MAKE IT BRIGHT AGAIN – I’d started to long for the bright copper colour I had a couple of years ago). It also may or may not have prompted me to look at other pink tops or dresses I could buy simply to show off my hair colour. I go through phases of shopping; I have long periods when I’m not inspired to get anything new. Other times though, my wallet recoils in horror when I approach because it’s thinking, NO, NOT AGAIN! LEAVE ME IN PEACE, WOMAN!!

However this time there’s nothing new in this outfit: I shopped my wardrobe like a good blogger of the slow fashion variety. (Though I’m not sure the pink t-shirt has appeared on the blog before, even though I’ve had it ages.) I still adore the brown and pink palm print culottes I bought last year with the matching co-ord top, and earlier this year I proved they would work in winter as well as summer. I’m getting my money’s worth and my thin-on-the-ground ‘year-round wardrobe’ is thanking me for it.

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Like other looks I’ve featured recently it’s the accessories that have made a simple outfit a little more special: I love the patterns and textures of the spike bracelet (remember how practically ALL jewellery was spikey a few years ago?!), the pearl-effect sunglasses (see these) and the fabulous, light-as-a-feather Toolally earrings. I’m finding it’s too hot for chunky necklaces RN so I’m going to town on statement earrings or delicate necklaces this summer.

Finally: Unfortunately I broke the cycle of summer dresses, I know! But fear not, the next outfit post will definitely be another dress as we’ve shot it already. So these culottes were a minor blip in my quest to wear nothing but dresses all summer long. I’ll be back on the Get Yer Legs Out For The Heat track soon enough 😉

Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!

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Catherine

Like this post? You might also like the same palm print culottes worn other ways:

with a camel blazer and burgundy slouch boots
with a co-ord top and black mules

Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

T-shirt: Asos (similar in blush pink and similar in candy pink)
Trousers: Mango (I like these and these)
Espadrilles: F&F at Tesco (similar)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Sunglasses: Warehouse (I like these)
Earrings: Toolally c/o
Bracelet: Asos (similar)
Watch: Henry London c/o (on sale!)

 

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at around 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!

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Wearing Pink With Red Hair in Summer \ candy pink t-shirt \ palm print culottes \ black wedge espadrilles \ tan hobo bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

31 Comments

  1. July 21, 2018 / 9:03 am

    The pink with your hair looks gorgeous! I have no idea who made up these “rules” 😀 they are ridiculous. Maybe they were meant more for royalty or politicians and other groups of people who have very high etiquette requirements? But for regular people who like expressing their personality through fashion/clothing the “rules” seem just unreasonable. 😉
    Best,
    Madara

  2. July 7, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Sorry my comment didn’t upload as I was away and on my mobile! That looks just perfect on you, and what groovy trousers – love ’em. Thanks also for the feature, I was so chuffed to see that when I was away, Many thanks Catherine. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. July 7, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    The pink looks great with your red hair. Thanks for hosting the link-up.

  4. July 6, 2018 / 2:40 am

    Well culottes are practically a skirt & that’s half a dress, sooo….
    Adore that pink with your amazing hair colour Catherine xx

  5. July 5, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I bought a T-shirt in a similar shade recently and so I have to agree that redheads definitely can wear pink! I love your culottes and those fab sunglasses!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  6. July 4, 2018 / 4:01 am

    After my go-to black and white (of course!) I think pink and red may well have become my next most-favourite colour combo, dearest Catherine!! I’m wearing more red than ever since my hair has been a vibrant shade of fuchsia…and I love the unexpected “clash”. I totally agree that your own coppery ‘do looks AMAZING next to that bubblegum pink tee; and your palm-patterned culottes are the perfect choice for a sweltering summer day. (I can’t be the only one who feels breezy trousers are often MORE comfortable than a dress when temperatures rise, can I??) XOXO

  7. July 3, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Super cute summer outfit, Catherine! And absolutely, yes, this color pink is fabulous with your gorgeous red locks! I am loving those super cool sunglasses, too!

    Shelbee

  8. July 3, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Catherine, Your red hair is actually the perfect accessory for this outfit. The red pick ups the brown in the pants so beautifully and bookends the pink! I love it. XOXO

  9. July 3, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    No this is most definitely MY wallet talking ;))) So jealous because I love that color mix of red hair and pink. Beautiful pics and outfit Catherine xxxx Have a lovely week. Sabina

  10. July 3, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Lovely outfit, you look so relaxed and stylish in this photos. Nice hair too!

    Mel

  11. July 3, 2018 / 10:07 am

    I love the pink with the red hair, Catherine and agree you shouldn’t be dictated what colours you can’t wear because of the colour of your hair! I always wanted to be a redhead – I did have a few red highlights a couple of times but I never braved a full-on copper colour because I’d have had to bleach my hair first back then. Now I embrace my grey (which I love!).
    Those culottes are gorgeous. I particularly love the print with the hints of pink. Gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

  12. Danish Pastry
    July 3, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I love pink with red hair, it’s like you say, if it’s the right shade it can look amazing – it looks amazing on you!
    Some of those rules are just silly, I mean blue and green for one, they can and do look great together. They’re close on the colour wheel just as red and pink are, so it’s really a no brainer!

    • catherine
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks Susan – I quite agree!

  13. July 3, 2018 / 8:43 am

    A top summer outfit from A to Z! And honestly … no need to care with all those “you can’t do that if this” … have your style and make your own choices 😉

    • catherine
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      I just always love pointing out how silly the “rules” are, Lui!! 😉 thank you x

  14. July 2, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Proving that rules are made to be broken! Looking bloody amazing! xx

    • catherine
      Author
      July 6, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      They are, aren’t they Laurie?! thank you hon x

  15. July 2, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Yeah!! Hands up for red and pink! I’m totally in those colours these days! Love it.

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks Nancy! x

  16. July 2, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I hate being told I can’t wear something—I’m a blonde, so that’s usually yellow—and I think this look totally proves the point that you can wear anything you want (and look fab)!
    Cheryl Shops

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      I think that there’s a shade of yellow for everyone, Cheryl!! Red too x

  17. No Fear of Fashion
    July 2, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This is the Catherine I know and love. Patters, structures, colours all in one melting pot and coming up with a coherent outfit. Ever so good. Love all items you used.
    Greetje

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Aww Greetje thank you! A lovely compliment x

  18. July 2, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    You look stunning. Wow I hate all these rules. Someone told me because I’m olive skinned, I can’t wear yellow and it really suits me. Pink is stunning on you-as is absolutely everything. Love this entire look. Hope I get to see you soon. I’m still reading those gorge magazines you sent me to cheer me up. Will never forget your kindness, thank you darling, lots of love xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      I think everyone gets told they can’t wear yellow, Vicki, don’t they…!! And I’m so glad you’re enjoying them, good to see you so positive on your stories etc. Thank you hon x

  19. July 2, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Looking cool in both senses of the word Catherine!

    I’m totally distracted by that amazing bracelet…

    Have a super week, keeping my fingers crossed for your move…..
    Ashley xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Remember how spikes were everywhere, Ashley…?!! Thank you my lovely x

  20. July 2, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    You bring up such a great point, Catherine! Why were we told that red heads shouldn’t wear pink? It seems so silly.
    Some “rules” at least have a back bone of sense connected to them. But I think pink and red looks marvelous together!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    PS…Thanks so much for featuring my stepmom!!! She is knee deep in boxes for getting ready to move (you know the feeling..ha ha) but I’ll have to show her tomorrow!!

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Urghhh yes I DO know how that feels Jodie!! Best of luck to her, and thank you x

  21. Joi @INMYJOI
    July 2, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    You looks so cute Catherine!!
    Xx
    Joi

    • catherine
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you Joi xx

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