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Okay, even the internet can't agree on what, exactly, puce looks like! But one of my favorite color references, Encycolorpedia, calls it puce, and that's good enough for me. This is certainly a color that you could tweak a bit - moving to something warmer, or lighter, as suited your wardrobe, your preferences, and your personal coloring. Never buy a color just because it's the "big" color for the year - that's just an industry device to get you to spend money you don't need to spend on things you don't need to own!
This color has been added here because I've recently read a couple of things that suggest that it's a universally flattering color. I believe that a color that matches your personal blush or lipstick is indeed flattering, but I'm not sure that this is it. But let us sally forth and see what we think of this color.
I fully appreciate that many of us can't really wear whimsical socks with success, but I wanted to show them here to remind you that they're a very inexpensive possibility for including a color in an outfit, and for bringing a bit of humor into your day in an unexpected way.
While the sweater and socks are something you can buy and expect to wear for a few years, a nice pair of earrings in a color that flatters your face might be something you'd want to keep for a long time. Once you've figured out all of the hundreds of semi-precious stones available in jewelry, you'll find that almost any color is available, and that some brilliant craftperson is working with that very stone. (Novica has similar earrings available in lapis and amethyst from this same woman...)
I like the look of this blush-like color the navy and grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe.
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, navy trousers – Jacques Vert, navy skirt – Nina Ricci, silver grey trousers – Viyella, grey cashmere cardigan – Jaeger, grey jeans – Rebecca Taylor|
Pink with brown is not uncommon, but I know a lot of people who struggle with it. Maybe opting for the coral shown July 25th would be a better direction to go?
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, brown jeans – Viyella, brown twill trousers - Lands’ End, khaki skirt – Merona, beige pants – The Row|
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, black shorts – Hallhuber, copper twill trousers – Lands’ End, black cardigan – Michael Michael Kors, black skirt - French Connection, black jeans – R13|
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, beige hoodie – Uniqlo, ivory shorts – Erika Cavallini, khaki cashmere cardigan – La Garconne, beige skirt - Vicky Tiel, beige jeans – Morgan, olive cardigan – Merona, olive trousers – Isabel Marant Etoile|
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, black cotton and cashmere cardigan – 10 Crosby Derek Lam, black linen trousers – Viyella, grey pleated trousers – Alberto Biani, grey cardigan - Mango, black jeans – Current/Elliott, shorts – T by Alexander Wang|
Pink and brown together is unexpected, but can be really pretty. Your mileage may vary...
|Sweater – Jonathan Saunders, socks – Topshop, earrings – Sissi Bernal, tan shorts – A.P.C., navy jeans – Uniqlo, navy wool cardigan – Miu Miu, vy trousers – Viyella, tan pants – Uniqlo, beige cardigan – Marella|