How to Look Bold, Not Old in Spring’s New Pink!

Even if you’ve always worn pink, at a certain age, it can make you more powerless than pretty.  Or at least it used to!

Thankfully, a new shade of pink that is brighter, bolder, and more youthful is trending. This hot new color sure isn’t your grandma’s pink! Here’s how to style this new shade to look bold, not old.

Spring’s new pink will make you look twice. It’s bright and assertive but also a little playful – born out of the Barbicore trend.

Is it hot pink, or is it purple? Most of the time, it’s sort of a cross between both. No matter what, this new pink is a fabulous way to look vibrant, youthful, and on-trend. You can wear it one of three ways:

pink eyelet shirt black pants

1. Wear Pink with a Neutral

If you’re finding this new pink a bit overwhelming, focus on wearing one gorgeous statement piece and style it with a neutral color like black, white, taupe, or navy.

For example, I fell in love with this stunning pink eyelet shirt from Chico’s. I love the tailored look and fit and like to wear it with a matching tank underneath.  Although it’s a very feminine top, it’s not as girly as it would be if it were in soft, baby pink.

To make it look even more sophisticated, I paired it with these cute black cropped pants. These pants are stretchy and super comfy. Plus, I love artsy crochet hem. The black grounds this saturated pink and gives the outfit a classy look.

My chain sandals are another Chico’s find. Chico’s makes it so easy to put together a complete outfit without going from store to store. I like that.

Let’s call this my Sophisticated Pink Look!


white and pink top, green pant

2. Wear a Touch of Pink with another Bold Color

You can easily mix bold, saturated shades, but that’s a lot of color for most people, so if you want the same vibe but less loud, try this. I found this cute white top with a splash of this bold pink and paired it with these fabulous bright green slit ankle pants. Green is another trending color, as I mentioned in my Spring Color Report, and it looks fantastic with this new colorful spring pink.

My top is a comfy tee, and I’m so glad it comes with 3/4 sleeves. They are so much more sporty and youthful than long sleeves in spring and summer. The pants are fabulous. They have a beautiful cut, and just the right amount of stretch. It’s nice to have at least one bright pair of pants in your wardrobe, and they are especially good for when you travel and want to look great in vacation photos.

Check out the braided sandals. They are the perfect height, and this color is nude – a good idea with bright-colored pants, so your legs look nice and long.

I’m calling this my Sporty Pink Look!


pink Chico's boho dress

3. Wear a Pink Print Head to Toe

Are you sold on this stunning new pink? Then go all in with a beautiful print dress. Tiered maxi styles are trending, which can sometimes look a little laid back or country-sweet. This maxi is perky, and boho bold. You don’t need much else with this dress besides a big pair of earrings to balance things out.  I love these new gold earrings and these low heels (these braided sandals again).

And that’s it. Wouldn’t this be a great dress for a bridal shower, baby shower, or a fun date night out at an outdoor patio?

I’m calling this my Pretty Pink Look!

So you see, pink at midlife and beyond doesn’t have to make you look like a senior citizen. Go bold, not old, and try this fresh new color that will give you an exciting, modern vibe. To shop this look click the links below each outfit.

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