My spies tell me that pink is the big color for spring.  Now this is a trend I can really get behind.  Pink is a very flattering color for just about everyone.  Whether it’s hot pink, honeysuckle or pale pink or rose, it’s a color we can all wear. Some people are saying that it’s a natural progression that pink should be in after years of a gloomy economy and coming out of some of the worst winters we’ve had in years. We can wear pink dresses and skirts or, as a punch of color in a purse or shoes. Those of us who are loathe to give up black can team a black outfit with a bright pink purse. When wearing a pink blouse or dress, try to also wear a pink lipstick.  Most of us seem to choose a lighter color lipstick in the spring and summer, anyway. During the winter I wear a bright or deep red lipstick but usually go lighter in spring. Another style that is coming back is bell-bottoms.  This I’m not so sure about.  If you’re short as I am, it’s too much fabric and if you’re pudgy, it’s not flattering.  I think it’s another style best left to the tall and slender.
And wouldn’t you know it – high-waisted pants are coming back. Designers are anxious to get us to spend money so they’re trying to get us to give up our low-waisted pants.  You’re on your own here. I like both high- and low-waisted.  I think high-waisted pants look more pulled-together and are dressier but the low-waisted can make you look very slender. Satin jackets are going to be big too.  I think we all love satin jackets and they’re so easy to wear.  No matter how you’re built, you can find a flattering one.  I have a number and I love them. Here’s a tip:  buy one in Chinatown and save money.  They’re beautiful.  Everytime I wear one of my Chinese jackets I receive so many compliments. I wear embroidered ones over black cocktail dresses and over jeans, too.
Miriam Silverberg is a freelance journalist and owner of Miriam Silverberg Associates, a boutique publicity agency
in Manhattan.  She may be reached at silverbergm@mindspring.com.