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From bubble gum vibrant to the palest delicate pink, when you wear a dress in this ultra-feminine hue, it may evoke memories of yourself as a little girl. Though pink is associated with girlishness, you can rock this color in adulthood by choosing shoes that add a sophisticated, grown-up essence to your ensemble.
When you've decided on a light pink dress, the last thing you want to do is overwhelm the soft, girly aesthetic with a pair of bold shoes. Let's say you're wearing a pale pink, silky mini-dress with ruffle detailing. Add a touch of glamour without overloading your look by choosing a pair of strappy, silver-hued sandals. The metallic shine adds an edginess that brings your ensemble from sweet to chic.
When you're the type of woman who loves a super-feminine look, finding ways to keep your outfits out of just-a-bit-too-precious territory can be challenging. Finding that balance is often as easy as selecting a new shoe silhouette. Visualize yourself in a cupcake-frosting-pink dress with a flounced skirt. Add a pair of matching pink heels. Seriously. Instead of going for a cute pair of peep-toes, however, add a dose of sexiness to your ensemble by going with stiletto-heel platforms instead.
If you've chosen a pink dress that you love so deeply that you're sure any shoe color will take away from its brilliance, or if it's such a vibrant pink you know nothing will ever match, don't lose hope. The answer is simple: opt for nude shoes. The ultimate neutral, nude pairs well with absolutely any color you can imagine. Whether you have on neon pink, baby pink or salmon pink, step into a pair of strappy nude shoes, and you'll look pulled together and sophisticated every time.
It's wintertime, and you arrive home with your soft pink dress. It's not that you don't love it, but soft pink when it's cold out? You're likely worried that you'll end up looking too springy. Stay calm and remember -- light colors work well in any season as long as you style them the right way. Just step into a pair of black stiletto-heel pumps, and your look is sleek and pretty no matter what the thermostat says.