Embracing Blush Tones | A Soft Spring Look

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic
Looking back through my posts of the last few months it seems that my wardrobe transition from Winter to Spring has included quite a lot of blush tones. The old ‘I hate anything pink’ me would be rolling her eyes in surprise.

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic  
Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses and grey mid heeled shoes | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic

Embracing New Things

Not that there’s anything wrong with embracing blush tones, it’s simply something I thought I would never do. Yet embracing new things is at the very core of this blog – and something I practice doing on a regular basis. So I’ve decided to just go with it.

I think my biggest worry when starting down this subtle colour path was the danger of falling back into being ‘the woman in beige’. Other than wearing colours and clothes that made me invisible, I never really gave a thought to fashion or style. As long as I blended into the background I was happy – or at least a very sad version of happy.

And now? Well now I want to shine my way through midlife, which means not hiding in corners any more. I want to wear clothes that make me happy, I also want to make an effort to find a style I love and that means experimenting.

Sure I’ve made a LOT of ‘mistakes’ – just take a look back through my fashion posts and you’ll see exactly what I mean – and I’m sure I’ll make a lot more. But if you never try you’ll never know, right?

So it looks like I’ll be welcoming more of this season’s top colour into my wardrobe and blushing my way through the next few month.

Shop Similar Styles

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic
Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic 
Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic 

Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic
Duster jacket in blush tones worn with a crips white shirt, large bag in blush pink and grey and rose gold sunglasses and grey suede mid heeled shoes | Fashion blog for women over 50 | The Barefaced Chic

What trends are you enjoying this Spring?

Duster coat  bought in a small boutique
White blouse c/o Finery
Bag c/o Matalan
Shoes c/o Matalan
Sunglasses by ASOS (mine are old but these are similar),

18 Comments

  1. May 8, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    You look gorgeous in blush pink – it’s certainly a colour for you! I wish I could wear it, but I find it completely washes me out. Although, thinking about it, I could wear a skirt couldn’t I?
    Mission: blush skirt 😉
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:48 am

      Go for it Suzy! There are colours I’ve always thought I couldn’t wear, but I’ve found that if I keep them away from my face they’re fine. I also think the time of year makes a difference – for me, tanned skin works better with some colours than Winter skin.
      Michelle xx

  2. May 8, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    It’s funny you should say that Michelle, I had exactly the same experience with this shade last year. Remember the pink shirt I got from Winser? That was my first, now I have a few more pieces in pale pink & have fallen so hard I just painted my entire living room in the colour! Not to mention we now have soft pink bedding! Yep Hubs is losing the will Hahahaha Oh well it looks fab so who cares…
    xxx

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:51 am

      I must admit, if we hadn’t already started to purchase our soft furnishings etc, I could absolutely fill the house with soft pink. Ah well, there’s always the next house!
      xxx

  3. May 8, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I love this colour on you! It is soft and feminine without being that awful girly Barbie pink. There is something so old school elegant about a duster coat like this pink one you’re wearing. I absolutely love them.

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:53 am

      I do think this coat is one of the easiest pieces to wear that I have in my closet – it goes with so many things! I was a bit worried that it would get grubby quickly – I’m a bit of a much magnet – but so far, so good.
      xxx

  4. May 9, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    One of my favourite look, Michelle! This light rosé is so feminine and suits you perfectly!

    Much love,
    Annette | Lady of Style

  5. May 11, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I really can’t imagine you as a shy person. And it sounds like you made a lot of huge changes! Great for you! I also never wore pink. I mean never! And now there is so many pink in my closet! Unbelievable. I think this blush looks very elegant on you.

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:56 am

      Isn’t it strange how much we change? I used to be cripplingly shy, but I’m so glad I got past that and now have more confidence. Here’s to change and filling our wardrobes with whatever we like!

  6. May 12, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I just found your blog. It’s what I’ve been looking for weeks! I’ve found it difficult to find someone who doesn’t seem to expect you to spent you last pay on a top or dress having clothing from a range of high street shops really gives me the opportunity to look good on a budget! Thank you so much, I’m looking forward to reading more of you blogs in future

    • May 14, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Hi Sharon and welcome! I do tend to invest (when I can) in some mid to high end pieces, especially for the basics which I know will get a lot of wear. But I do think fashion should be attainable to everyone, so I shop in a lot of the more budget friendly stores too.
      So pleased that you are enjoying my ramblings.
      Michelle

  7. No Fear of Fashion
    May 14, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Indeed this is a very modern and feminine outfit. Very well styled with the shirt, trousers and fab shoes. Diferent structures, different colours but all jn one range. Topped off with the bag. Well done Michelle. I cannot imagine you as shy either. I have always been a loud-mouth.
    A. did a great job with the photos. Especially the 6th one of your upper part.
    Greetje

    • May 16, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Ah thank you Greetje. Andrew will be pleased, he’s did so well on this shoot! You wouldn’t recognise me from the shy thing I used to be – I wouldn’t even enter a room full of people.
      xxx

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