Embracing The Pink Wave
Doing a double take on a rosy ting in your closet as a guy is a past affair as wearing pink has become even more trendy with the release of 2023 film ‘Barbie’.
According to Tony Cook, “Wearing pink automatically tells people you’re a confident character. It’s all about finding the right hues that work with your skin tone.”
From sunsets to roses and sparkling summer wines, pink has the remarkable ability to enhance the beauty of various things.
“The main worry for guys is that they could look effeminate in pink,” says Mr Porter, contributing style director Dan May. “But no colour is off limits. It’s just the way you style it and the confidence with which you pull it off.” Interestingly, baby boys before the 20th century were dressed in pink, as it was viewed as closer to red and as such a strong colour.
It wasn’t until some spurious mid-century neurology was misunderstood to mean that women preferred redder tints. This was furthered sponsored by Barbie’s hot pink paint job on her convertible, while Action Man donned fatigues.
In the fashion space while the colour pink has ridden through a battlefield of negativity to attain its current acceptability, we see more designers and men daring the once though feminine colour.
Pink can feature in every male piece of clothing and at every occasion. From casual to corporate to sporty and even in accessories: shoes, ties, belts, lapel roses, breast pocket squares, among others. It is important to start small especially when you have not explore the colour before.
Here are a few tips to wearing pink
* Wear complimentary colours to pink, similar tones or even pastels.
* Add a contrasting colour like black, so you don’t look washed out.
* Casual street wear is easier to wear with pink, but pink suits can look effective.
* Add black or silver accessories to break up all the bright colours.
The most important tip is to wear your pink outfit with confidence. Confidence is key to pulling off any outfit. Embrace the boldness of the colour and own it. It is worth remembering that fashion is about expressing yourself. Happy styling!