I have a party this saturday and the colours to wear are: (neon) pink and/or green. I will be wearing a nice pink (pink to orange) blouse (with bat sleeves almost like this evening dress) with black treggings. I’m still figuring out what accessories I can wear though so it wont be boring. I was thinking a nude coloured bag with black pumps or a green or neon green or maybe even aqua? bag and black shoes. I want to wear gold jewelry for both combinations. What do you think? Do you have other suggestions? Thank you. ~ Angy
Hi! Thank you for your question! First of all, I applaud your fashion choices. From the batwing to the attention-getting neon pink, these style choices are perfect for a party.
You’re looking to stand out and I think with the right accessories you will stand out in a good way. The type of accessories and its color are dependent on the overall style “theme” you want.
Party Rock Glam
When I read that you will be wearing a batwing blouse, I imagined a punk rock, glammed out outfit. Gold jewelry is a perfect accent to intensify the rock glam look. I would even step it up a notch with decorative studs or spikes that tie in your other accessories.
Ankle boots with peep toe in black will lengthen your legs since you’re wearing black bottoms. The gold zipper makes the boots rock worthy. For bags, I would keep it a neutral color, probably black with gold accents. Hair and makeup will complete your rock glam look. A messy top knot and bold lips and smokey eyes are the way to go.
Trendy Neon on Neon
With this look, the statement piece is your blouse. But you also want the accessories to ‘pop’. I like to tie in all the accessories together with a coordinating color like a light lime or minty green.
Now with this look, you should keep your accessories minimal. Don’t pile on rings or bangles. Just one each is enough. For hair and makeup, I would try a fishtail braid swept to the side and makeup that highlights your natural looks. Still go for that smokey eye and try a trendy neon pink lips if it’s compatible with your complexion.
Flirty and Feminine
If you ask my daughters what are their favorite colors, they will say, ‘Pink and Purple’! Why? Because the two colors complement each other. The color combination is very feminine and not over the top as the other two looks above. I like a neutral bag in a taupe color because it goes with everything.
You mentioned you had a nude bag. That could also work but make sure it complements your outfit. A cool colored nude might look washed out. A warmer nude with hints of pink or rose can definitely enhance your outfit. A flirty high ponytail or an updo like Frida Pinto gives off a classy vibe. I would go for bronzed, sun kissed makeup to complete your look.
Sorry if the blouse pictured is completely way off. It was the closest picture I could find. Hopefully one of these looks will work out for you or give you an idea. I think you got the basics of the outfit really well. The accessories are the key to make the outfit interesting and not boring.
Stick to your instincts on what works or not work. If things began to overwhelm you, just put on one of each accessory and try to keep the colors all in the same family. I always think if you keep it simple and natural, the overall look will be on the money.
Have fun at your party!
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Hi Helen, thank you for your quick reply! Like the rock & neon combo’s! I tried several options like you said but i missed out on a important detail which i noticed while trying everything on.
The blouse has subtle little black studs on it so the gold accessories dont fit. I have to combine it with silver or other colours. Im now thinking dark pink shoes and bag or like your rock combo with black shoes /bag. What do you think??
Thank you, all the way from Holland!
Since your blouse has black studs, go with silver accessories. For what look to choose, it boils down to what you want as the statement piece of your outfit. If you want the statement piece to be your pink blouse, highlight it with neutral bags and shoes. Neutrals might sound boring but not when you amp it up with details. To make your black shoes and black bag more interesting, look for details with distinct features that match your personality. If you like that edgy look, go for zippers, studs, tassels, etc. If you’re a girly girly, look for glitter, and/or sequins.
I would not suggest wearing pink shoes and carrying a pink bag. I think that is too much pink. I would choose to carry a pink bag with black shoes. Or if you want a trendy look, go with a mint, aqua or lime bag and shoes as the in the Trendy Neon on Neon look. It’s currently very fashionable to combine 2 bright colors.
Let me know if you have any more questions. I will try to answer them before your party!