Call it subtle! Call it chic! Call it elegant!
Call it again dusty! Call it a mid-tone! Call it flattering!
Call it mauve!
The fashion industry has been loving pink as a big trend in 2017 while Pantone called it the ballet slipper pink that saw its way into very many women’s designs. The ballet slipper pink is a shade of mauve and much white. So when it’s less white but with much grey, it’s mauve.
HOW TO SPOT MAUVE
It is a color shade between pink and purple; a calm mixture of purple and grey.
MAUVE COMES BEST IN?
Mauve looks best when designed for top wear that have no much designs on them; for example: tops, blouses, hoods and sweat shirts.
Mauve dresses look as perfect too; I mean, don’t dresses take up just any color too well?
Mauve also looks adorable on shoes. All the way from sneakers, to heels, to boots, to flat shoes, to sandals and much more shoe types.
RULES FOR WEARING MAUVE
Mauve is a very subtle color so when wearing, consider keeping it neutral; especially if you are the laid back type. It is a really cool color. Pair it with lighter shades of colors especially; I especially advocate for WHITE, besides nudes and taupe! Basically embrace neutrals and yes, black can also do!
Since mauve is a pastel shade, wearing it with bold colors is not as preferable. But if you’d love to go bold in mauve, consider pairing it with rich tones especially burgundy and wine, though hot pink and purple can also do. At least, that’s the kind of combination I was opting for today. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Full mauve looks good for highly tailored outfits or for a full sweat (sweat shirt + sweat pants I mean)
Avoid too much layering when pairing mauve. For instance: If you pair a pair of white pants with a mauve top, you can layer over a white cape blazer, that looks gorgeous, right?
HOW I WORE MY MAUVE
Sweethearts, I am a proud owner of a mauve off-shoulder flared top dress made of genuine leather. Ease into the sophisticated silhouette of this gorgeous dress which is an elegant piece and an absolute style for a date.
I can say that I purchased it from a thrift market thus making it more of a bonus. No doubt I love thrift markets…ha-ha! With the perfect eye and patience, you can always be lucky when thrifting. Anyway, genuine leather was highly embraced in 2017 and I managed to buy this one last year and yes, I’m really keeping it so safe that I may have it for the longest time as possible. Are you?
I layered my long burgundy vest over this mauve dress before cinching my waist for some firm hold. Since the dress is more of a top dress, I wore a black pair of shorts for it. Please don’t blame me for loving these shorts too much. I mean, don’t we all have some staple pieces?
Anyway, I minimized my accessories by having a blend of ballet pink and purple jewelry. This look is very casual and you can easily take it to a brunch with the girls if you won’t take it to the streets. For sure, you will never go wrong with this look that can easily transition from the dates to playtime. When not on a night date, just change the shoes, embrace sneakers , wear those glasses and leisure all you want lol!
For my shoe game today, thigh highs were my thing! Well, not thigh boots but thigh high socks finished with heeled boots for a thigh-high boots illusion. I’m still loving them it is no doubt…I hope you’re also dwelling in the thigh high ceremony, right?
Photo Credits: steve.is.bae photography
Well lovelies, we’ve come to the end of the COLOR CRUSH series loves. Thank you so much for being part of the series and showing so much admiration to getting more and more colors. So, what was your favorite color in the whole series? And again, what do you think about mauve?
Lemme know your thoughts in the comment section below…