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How to Pull Off Wearing Shades of Pink

Do you always avoid wearing something pink? You don’t have to anymore.


Canada’s Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day, a movement with a strong message against bullying, took place recently on February 24. Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in on it as seen here

Okay, we know the colour often comes with its own set of stereotypes and perceptions.

Hazel Ng, a personal shopper at Tangs department store, shares some tips on how to wear pink (and still be taken seriously as a adult). 


• Use pink as an accessory

Add a hint of pink to a monochrome or earth-toned outfit.

For example, a bright fuchsia pink statement necklace will go nicely with a grey dress, while a pair of coral pink wedges will complement denim jeans.

But avoid wearing bright pink accessories with neon or other loud colours as it can have an overwhelming effect.


• Pay attention to the fabric

Go for heavier fabrics such as thick cotton in a structured cut, instead of light, flowy material such as chiffon.


• Prints matter

When wearing pink, avoid designs that have lace or floral and polka-dot prints as these can look too sweet and feminine. Instead, go for stripes or abstract prints.


• Colour play

Mix pink with colours such as grey, khaki or navy – mixing the hue with more earthy colours will tone down its feminine aspect.


• Throw in a masculine element

Incorporate a structured blazer, vest or tapered pants when wearing pink. Materials such as leather or suede will also make your outfit more edgy and less sweet.


Read more suggestions here:

Pretty in pink


How would you wear pink to support the cause? Let us know on Facebook!


Muneerah Bee, February 2016

Photo: Pink Shirt Day’s Facebook page


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