In the Pink

April 24, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2014

My spies tell me that pink is a big color for spring. Now, this is a trend I can really get behind. Pink is a very flattering color for just about everyone. Whether it’s hot pink, honeysuckle, pale pink, or rose, it’s a color we can all wear.

Some people are saying it’s a natural progression that pink should be in after years of a gloomy economy and coming out of one of the worst winters on record.

We can wear pink dresses and skirts or, as a punch of color, in a purse or shoes. Those of us who are loathe to give up black can team a black outfit with a bright pink purse.

When wearing a pink blouse or dress, try to also wear a pink lipstick. Most of us seem to choose a lighter color lipstick in the spring and summer anyway. During the winter I wear a bright or deep red lipstick but usually go lighter in the spring.

Another style that some are trying to bring back is bell-bottoms. This, I’m not so sure about. If you’re short, as I am, it’s too much fabric, and if you’re pudgy, it’s not flattering. I think it’s another style best left to the tall and slender.

And, wouldn’t you know it, high-waisted pants are trying for a comeback. Designers are anxious to get us to spend money, so they’re trying to get us to give up our low-waisted pants. You’re on your own here. I like both high- and low-waisted. I think high-waisted pants look more pulled together and are dressier, but the low-waisted can make you look very slender.

Satin jackets are big, too. I think we all love satin jackets, and they’re so easy to wear. No matter how you’re built, you can find a flattering one. I have a number of them and I love them. Here’s a tip: buy one in Chinatown and save money. They’re beautiful. Every time I wear one of my Chinese jackets, I receive so many compliments. I wear embroidered ones over black cocktail dresses and over jeans, too.

Miriam Silverberg is a freelance journalist and owner of Miriam Silverberg Associates, a boutique publicity agency in Manhattan. She may be reached at silverbergm@mindspring.com.