A model rocks a light pink cardigan with a gray-and-pink floral top at the February 2014 Wildfox runway show in New York.

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.

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.

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.