Campus Style: Think pink

By Lexy Yulich
Columnist

October is finally here— the leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisp and it’s about time to bring out your boots and sweaters. In addition to fall festivities, October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some tips for incorporating pops of pink into your outfits, allowing you to not only have some fun with your clothes, but also show your support for the cause.

Mix up your autumn wardrobe with some pink pieces. (Instagram)

1. Select your favorite shade of pink. Pink has a wide range of hues — from hot pink, to baby pink, to salmon, there are so many possibilities. Figuring out which shades of pink you like the most helps you decide which pink pieces to purchase. Pink can either be used as a neutral color or a statement color depending on which shade you wear.

2. Accessorize with pink. With the chilly months ahead, now is the perfect time to purchase some pink accessories. Scarves, hats, gloves and other cold weather accessories are starting to hit store shelves. For now, pink wallets, purses, headbands, sneakers and even pink lipsticks are an easy addition your everyday outfits.

3. Mix feminine looks with edgier pieces. Because the color is so versatile, you can mix in pink with every type of outfit. For example, wearing a pink suede leather jacket with an all black outfit, or wearing a pink blouse with a black leather jacket, are easy ways to add balance and depth to your look.       

4. Purchasing a pink sweater is an easy way to prepare for fall. Cable knit, cardigans, crop sweaters or crewneck sweatshirts can be your go-to fall staples. Sure, traditional fall colors such as orange, green, brown and neutrals are still widely in style, but switching up your fall color palette is a great way to add some variety.