Do you always avoid wearing something pink? You don’t have to anymore.
Okay, we know the colour often comes with its own set of stereotypes and perceptions.
• Use pink as an accessory
Add a hint of pink to a monochrome or earth-toned outfit.
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.
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Muneerah Bee, February 2016
Photo: Pink Shirt Day’s Facebook page