What Goes Under a Light Pink Cardigan?

A model rocks a light pink cardigan with a gray-and-pink floral top at the February 2014 Wildfox runway show in New York.
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A white tank might be business as usual under a light pink cardigan, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only game in town. Get creative with an unexpected print or go for a vibrant contrast. You’ll show everyone what it looks like to be pretty in pink.

1 Neutral Numbers

If you’re in the mood for basic and classic but want to break away from white, pull on a neutral top under a light pink cardi. Opt for a charcoal scoop-neck T-shirt under a chunky-knit cardigan, or team a black silky shell with a dressy cashmere sweater. Reach for an ivory button-down, or team a white fit-and-flare skirt and a navy cami with a pink campus cardigan to channel your inner prep girl.

2 Prints and Brights

Break out of solids and neutrals with a range of prints, or play with vibrant color-blocking. Pair either a blouse in a pastel floral print or a black-and-white striped tee with your light pink cardigan to add interest to your look. If you’re in the mood to make a splash, color-block a pink cardigan with either a crimson, fuchsia or bright teal tank. Ground the look on the bottom with a simple pair of dark skinny jeans and neutral ballet flats to keep the focus on your colorful combo.

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.