What Color Accessories Can I Wear With a Hot Pink Dress?

Actress Debby Ryan incorporates a pop of color with a jade clutch at the Radio Music Disney Awards in Los Angeles in April 2013.
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A hot pink dress allows for both fun and flexibility in styling. The color makes a statement on its own -- no help required -- so dolling it up with accessories depends entirely on your mood and the occasion. Go conservative with selected neutrals or channel your inner Barbie with strategic pops of carefree color -- pink is quintessential girl, and you can go all in.

1 Neutrals and Metallics

The vividness of hot pink stands up beautifully with dark neutrals, such as black, navy and deep gray, while gold and silver dress up a pink frock in an instant. For a powerful combination, incorporate both dark neutrals and metallics into one look. Team a hot pink sheath with dangling gold earrings and a crystal-encrusted gold cuff. Top the dress with a black leather jacket, slip on black pointy-toe pumps and carry a black gold-studded minaudiere clutch.

2 Unexpected Pops

Accessorize a hot pink dress with well-planned doses of vibrant color in a nod to the coolness of color-blocking. Pulling off this look requires caution -- too many bright shades can cheapen the appearance. Wear a hot pink strapless dress with simple nude pumps but add the element of surprise with a deep purple clutch, turquoise cocktail ring or delicate jade pendant. The remaining jewelry should be understated or non-existent; your hot pink dress and unexpected color flash are all you’ll need to light up the room.

Stacey Kole holds a Master's Degree in Education and has written for a variety of education publications. She also was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy, penning cover stories on such celebrities as Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.