It’s Summer here in Miami and it’s hot, hot, hot! So I thought I would share a HOT HOT pink look that is perfectly casual and fun. There’s something about a hot pink top paired with all whites and neutrals that I just love. And even though I’m wearing a sweater, the open knit allows for lots of air to cool me down, and these white eyelet shorts are just as bright! Aren’t they cute? I like the longer length so you don’t have to constantly adjust them as you walk or sit, and the high waist is perfect for tucking in or out.
Scroll to the bottom for my favorite hot pink tops and sweaters for Summer and pre Fall!
So, NEON is in, and I’m embracing it this Summer. This shade of pink reminds me of my father’s Ducati. Yes, you heard me right, his racing Ducati. When I was little, every other weekend we would travel around the state to different race tracks for my dad’s motorcycle races. In the 80’s and 90’s, most of the bikes were the same three colors: yellow, black, or red. My mother would always be so nervous whenever there was a crash, because she couldn’t tell who was who or see if it was my dad that was hurt. So, my dad asked me to pick a color for him to paint his bike so he could stand out from the crowd.
That day, I happened to have a new set of NEON Crayola markers that I was coloring with. The first color I picked up was hot pink, and I handed the marker to my dad. My mother and he looked at each other with questioning glances, unsure of whether to ask me to pick another color, or what to do. But my dad was a trooper, and simply said “Ok”. For the last 20 years, he has been famous for his hot pink bike, and no one else dares to copy his style (although there are several NEON Orange and green bikes). I’m proud that he is a well known champion and veteran in the racing world, and even has his name mounted in Italy’s Ducati Hall of Fame. Thank’s for being the inspiration today!
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar) | Shorts: Michael Kors | Shoes: Tory Burch (similar) | Tote: Versace (similar) | Sunglasses: Valentino | Necklace: Baublebar | Earrings: Old Navy (similar) | Belt: similar