Pink is one of those colours, some people will never wear, whilst others make them a regular in their daily get up. There is something alluring about pink. I’m no psychologist, but apparently, psychologically, it is known to have a calming effect (note to self – where pink in my next bull fight). Or perhaps it’s because pink is complimentary to most skin tones, unless you already have a lot of pink tone in your skin. Some suggest a man who wears pink exudes confidence, yet is sensitive. Pink is easy to coordinate with almost every color in your wardrobe… it goes really well with greys, tans, black, navys and other blues tones. Finally, if you’re still not convinced how great pink is, women love pink and are more likely to give you a second glance! So give pink a try if you haven’t already. Here are a few options that you can incorporate into your wardrobe and ensure you grab second glances from passers by!
Knits and Jumpers
I remember being at a party and sitting back at one stage people watching. There was this guy in a pink jumper and all the girls seemed to gravitate towards him. Perhaps I wasn’t people watching by choice… perhaps they just didn’t like my plain black boring jumper! I must say my girlfriend at the time thought he looked pretty hot too. I don’t recall her buying me a pink jumper though, but it does demonstrate how something as classic and simple as a pink jumper can be a show stopper.
Pink shirts are no doubt the easiest ways to introduce pink to your wardrobe. They are easily worn with suits, causal jackets, under knits or vests or on their own with trousers or jeans. I will say that I regularly see a guy at my local coffee shop who often wears pink shirts. He gets many compliments from the friendly staff whenever he does because it breathes new life into his suits and makes him look more distinguished. It’s a winning look that you can wear as more of a feature than one of your every day colours. I wouldn’t wear pink to meeting with a bunch of power hungry conservative guys too often. Pick your audience and wear what is appropriate.
Suits and Trousers
I’m not sure about pink trousers or jackets. I prefer it as more of a feature than the base colour in your ensemble. If you can pull of a pink suit, Spring and summer are probably the only time to conquer this challenge. I know you may be having a hard time visualising this, but when I say suits and trousers I mean light fabrics such as cotton or linen. Perhaps a summer party or wedding is the ideal event for you to try it. Expect some comments though! If you want to start conservatively, wear a pink necktie (checkout out mens ties range) and cufflinks. See how you go with that!
Accessories and T-shirts
If you can’t commit to a more substantial item in pink, start small. Ties, t-shirts, cufflinks, hats or a scarf with pink stripes would be the way to go. Tie and cufflinks are a great way to introduce pink to your suit. We have about 4 ties with a base or splash of pink in them. Check them out here. We also perfectly pantone match our tie colours to our cufflinks and you can see at least 8 pairs of cufflinks that contain an element of pink.
We hope this gives you a slight indication of when and how you can add pink to your daily dress code to spruce it up a little. How little or how much pink is up to you!