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Pretty in pink: How to wear it without OVERDOING it

By Bianca Montes
April 16, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2014 at 11:16 p.m.

Let's be honest, ladies. We love our purses. If there was ever an occasion to buy a new one, paisley being back in fashion is as good as an excuse as any. The Vera Bradley collection at Dillard's has tons of options.   Another great option is this fuchsia Michael Kors jet set travel purse. While it's on the expensive side, it's currently marked down to $250 at Dillard's.

Celebration

WHAT: Easter in the Park

WHEN: 5 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Special events area near Riverside Stadium in Riverside Park

ADMISSION: Free

CONTACT: Parkway Church at 361-572-8340

With Easter around the corner, it's the perfect time to indulge in pink.

This weekend, there's sure to be several people rocking pastels at the Easter in the Park hunt and celebration at Riverside Park; however, as an adult, I find it a little hard pulling off the babyish color without looking like an Anne Geddes photograph. That doesn't mean I can't indulge in my favorite color, though.

From Versace to Burberry, soft springtime shades were extremely prominent on this seasons' runway - and from paisley prints to solid numbers, the variety was numberless. If you're looking for a way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, here are five simple ways to work it without overdoing it.

Nail it

A decorated manicure and pedicure is an easy way to test out a new trend without committing to it.

In true theme with spring's pastel colors, this Shellac manicure from Nail House, 1301 Sam Houston Drive, is a perfect way to dress up your Easter Sunday look and will easily carry over into your weekday wardrobe.

Shellac nails last about two weeks, and this look with design costs $35.

Pop of color

Celebrating pink as an accent is a simple and effective way to highlight the color. I wouldn't suggest doing so in a pastel because the subtlety lacks a popping effect.

These Michael Kors flats in fuchsia, $99 at Dillard's, with a sweet and sexy romper will scream spring.

The romper was found at Palm Tree Boutique, 6322 N. Navarro St., and costs $64.

It's in the details

In a hunt for all things pink, I stopped by Tanique Etcetera Gift Boutique, 5315 N. Navarro St., and just about spent my entire paycheck.

The shop is filled with clothing and household accessories, as well as a rather impressive jewelry selection.

Accessories are a great option that won't put a dent in your wallet when tackling a trend.

Cuff bracelets are huge this season, and this delicate rhinestone-inspired wrist accessory, $32, shines.

If you plan on making your jewelry a statement piece, a large necklace, $28, is a great option.

On your shoulder

Let's be honest, ladies. We love our purses. If there was ever an occasion to buy a new one, paisley being back in fashion is as good an excuse as any.

The Vera Bradley collection at Dillard's has tons of options, and this signature tote, $80, in tutti frutti is a gem.

Another great option is this fuchsia Michael Kors jet set travel purse. While it's on the expensive side, it's currently marked down to $250 at Dillard's.

For the boys

Some may say that real men wear pink. I say real men wear whatever they like, but if they're looking to add a color in a sophisticated way, Polo by Ralph Lauren is the way to go. The entire look from head-to-toe comes in just over $253 (shirt, $85; shorts, $98; belt, $70) and can easily be warn to hunt for eggs this weekend, to brunch at the Pump House or for drinks at Greek's 205.

If it's a little too much for you, break the look up or jazz up your outfit with a J Ferrar, J.C. Penney, button-up shirt and tie. The shirt runs at $35, and the tie is $30.

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