The color pink has always been associated with girls. Pink for the girl and blue for the boy…that was the idea that was driven into our minds for decades. With changes in the mindset of the people and the blurring of gender lines in the fashion front, pink is now accepted as a universal color and is not just restricted to the “xx” chromosome alone. Here are some fabulous ways you can wear pink without looking “too girly”!
Choose the correct shade
Like every other color, pink has a number of different shades you can choose from. If a vibrant hue like magenta or hot pink is not your thing, then opt for more muted pink tones like peach, azalea or blush. Know what shade you are most comfortable with and work it.
Add a bold but the RIGHT print
Adding a bold print and pattern to any color takes the focus away from the background color. It’s also a great way to wear pink for those of us who are not comfortable wearing a solid pink top. However, you have to be careful while choosing pink printed tops or dresses because it is very easy to veer into a bubblegum, childish look if you go wrong.
Go the androgyny way
Our favorite girls, from Deepika Padukone to Emma Watson, are in love with the androgyny trend that has been doing the rounds for a while now. A nice way to wear pink without even curving into the “girly” category is to mix it with men’s wear. A pair of boyfriend jeans paired with brogues and a peach top…or rocks the pant-suit with a pink shirt inside.
Add a badass leather accent
We all have and love our statement leather jackets and skirts. Whether you have the classic motorcycle jacket or a leather skirt…pairing them with pink is a great way to look trendy and take the focus away from the pink altogether.
Pay attention to the fit
The right fit will always make any and every outfit look more polished and neat. Make sure you prevent any sartorial blunders while wearing pink to avoid flashbacks of your childhood pinafore.
Accessorize using the color instead
Andddd if you’re still not convinced, then wear pink as an accent instead of the background. Don’t think of pink as the mainstay of your ensemble but add subtle accents in the form of a belt or a scarf or even a shoe. Have fun!