Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Colour blocking red and pink with Lotus shoes and bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

In contrast to last week’s mostly black and white link up outfit, today I’m colour blocking red and pink with my new Lotus shoes and bag. Red and pink is one of those colour combinations that has been in and out of fashion over the years. I remember a time when I wouldn’t have dreamed of putting the two together…but now that’s just another fashion “rule” I’m only to happy to break.

When I spotted these fuchsia multi wedges and matching bag from Lotus I knew they would work with so many outfits…

Pink seems to be everywhere at the moment, and it’s popularity has crept up on me stealthily and now I’m firmly in its grip. Not that I mind one bit, especially when I can pair it with my all time favourite colour red. When I spotted these fuchsia multi wedges and matching bag from Lotus I knew they would work with so many outfits in my wardrobe. The beauty of them is the different hues of fuchsia, blush pink, orange and red they combine. I love the wide multi-coloured ankle strap on the sandals, which unfortunately is covered by my trousers in the full length photos, but I’ve included a close up further down. I’ve had my eye on some red culottes for a while now and I think they would be perfect for these shoes.

The shoes and bag would be ideal if you’re going to a wedding because you could easily fit all of your essentials in the bag, while the medium height wedges are very comfortable.

The shoes and bag are very well made; they look and feel much more expensive than they are. The bag is a really good size – not too big, not too small. Unlike a lot of bags this style which are flat, it has depth to it. Plus you can wear it with the chain strap or tuck it inside and wear it as a clutch. These sandals and bag would be ideal if you’re going to a wedding because you could easily fit all of your essentials in the bag, while the medium height wedges are very comfortable. (They are also available in a blue colourway if pink isn’t your thing.) I’ve made the mistake of wearing “limo shoes” to a wedding and spent most of the day wobbling on uneven grass and damaging the heels on churchyard gravel! It’s a good workout for the calf muscles, but not one I’d recommend, especially after a glass of fizz!

Colour blocking red and pink with Lotus shoes and bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

I have to confess that I wasn’t convinced when I first tried the top on, in fact I almost sent it back.

This pink ruffle jumper is a fantastic transitional piece. Combining the hue of the moment with a feminine frill, it’s thick enough to wear on cooler days, so you can dress for Spring even if the weather isn’t co-operating. I have to confess that I wasn’t convinced when I first tried the top on, in fact I almost sent it back. I think it’s the slightly cropped and loose hemline that made me doubt it. I usually prefer a more fitted sweater, especially with tailored trousers, but the shoes and bag inspired me to give it another try. Even my husband says he likes it, so that means it’s a keeper.

I thought a hat would be too much with the pink ruffles but I was surprised at how well it finishes off the outfit.

The wide brim hat was a last minute addition to the outfit. I thought a hat would be too much with the pink ruffles but I was surprised at how well it finishes off the outfit. I’ve been having a little hat-buying spree on eBay and this is the latest addition to my collection. It’s originally from Zara – my favourite high street shop for hats.

If you want more inspiration for wearing red and pink check out Nancy’s beautiful blush pink skirt and red corsage top outfit. You can also find more outfit inspo on my Pinterest boards.

Do you wear red and pink together? Let me know what you think about this colour combination…and don’t forget to link up what you’ve been wearing!

Colour blocking red and pink with Lotus shoes and bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag Asos pink ruffle jumper

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag

Colour Blocking Red and Pink With Lotus Shoes and Bag Asos pink ruffle jumperAsos jumper | Oasis trousers (old) | Lotus shoes and bag c/o | Zara hat (bought on eBay) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses

 

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*Disclaimer: I was gifted the sandals and bag in exchange for a review. All op, inions are completely honest and unbiased. This post contains some affiliate links meaning I may earn a small amount if you click on them, which goes towards the running costs of the blog.

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38 Comments

  1. May 2, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    This is such a pretty color combo! Love your ruffle sweater! You look gorgeous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  2. May 2, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Colour blocking at its best, stunning combo of pink and red. The sandals and bag are very chic.
    Gail

  3. May 2, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, Emma! I was like you… a few years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of combining pink and red but now I absolutely love it. You’ve got everything here down to a tee – the shoes and bag are utterly divine and you’re right about them being great for a wedding.
    You really do look gorgeous.
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  4. May 2, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I LOOOOOOOVE this outfit on you… this might be one of my favourite looks on you ever. THAT BAG! Everything is just fabulous here. You look amazing. xx

  5. May 2, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    You look stunning in red and hot pink. Need to do this outfit combination soon. Your top, hat and pants are all gorgeous but my favorite are those stunning sandals. One of your very best looks Emma. I love it. You look like a million bucks.

    Welcome by tomorrow – a day early – and linkup with me. Thanks for the linkup today and happy May, my friend!

  6. May 2, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    This is So Cute! I love it all and am glad you decided to give this top a chance. And those Shoes. Oh my. I love red and pink together and think you shared what a wonderful combination it can be perfectly.

    • May 16, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I’m really glad I didn’t send the top back now!

  7. May 2, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I just LOVE the shoes and bag! Your comment about “limo shoes” made me laugh. But these heels would be great for dancing all night!

    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    • May 16, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Roxanne! Yes I could hit the dance floor in these shoes without getting blisters!

  8. May 2, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Wow, I LOVE those shoes! Pink with all of the color and the wedge looks fantastic with this look.. Everytime I think I have enough shoes for summer, I see a cute pair on someone! I love the red and pink mix, the ruffles of your top and your bag, great look!
    Have a fabulous week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • May 16, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks Jess! I never think I have enough shoes 😉

  9. May 2, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Simply stunning Emma! Love these colours together, but have only worn similar Years ago! Love this bag is so sweet! Jacqui
    www,mummabstylish.com

  10. May 2, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    That pink ruffle on your top is too cute! I need to get some ruffle tops. Also love it with those bold red pants!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • May 16, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I’ve had the red pants for years. I usually wear them with black or navy so it was good to mix things up a bit 🙂

  11. May 2, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Emma, this is so brilliant! You are like a bright ray of sunshine and colorful happiness! I used to really dislike pink and red together, but started to love it a few years ago. This outfit just made me love the combination even more!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  12. May 4, 2017 / 4:49 am

    Dear Emma, this is a stunning colour blocking outfit. I looooooove this!
    Imwish you a great day, XO Tina

  13. May 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I really love red and pink together! That pink ruffle top is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful outfit with us at the linkup!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

  14. May 12, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I encourage your hat buying spree! This is a wonderful ensemble and I enjoy all of the details – the stripes on the bag, the multi-colored shoes, the elegant ruffle on your top, and of course, your wide brim hat tops it off beautifully! Thank you for sharing your fabulous look with Hat Attack!

    • May 16, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you Judith! I’m getting more adventurous with hats now!

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