How To Wear...Pink

Pink is having a serious moment in menswear. The trending hue is toned down; more of a muted blush colour and crucially non-girlie. However, if you're still to be convinced that this colour can be for you, then here are some essential pointers on how to wear pink.

1. In season
Personally, I would shy away, sartorially speaking, from pink in the winter. Pastels are a perennial favourite in Spring, so it is much safer to trial the trend from April onwards. A pared back pink t-shirt on a hot day, let's say, feels much more relaxed and easier to wear than a pink shirt or jumper when the weather is less than cool.

 

2. Wear it with...
Putting pink with other colours is key. Pink with black or white, for example, can leave you feeling a bit like a Liquorice Allsort, so opt instead for a navy base. Navy works really well with pinker tones – a navy jumper over a pink t-shirt or a navy trouser, such as the ever-popular Farah Roachman Stretch Trouser with a pink polo will update your look instantly.

Neutrals also work well with pink, so camel colours and nude or beige hues are all wearable options. Try, for instance, a pair of beige Meyer New York Chinos and a Peter Gribby Pique Pink Polo

 

3. Just the right amount...
If the idea of wearing pink head to toe (not that I advocate this look) is a little too daring, then you can still buy into the trend. Choose instead to wear highlights of the colour – the iconic Lambretta Two Tone Pique Polo has been updated for SS18 in navy with pink tipping. Also, the Ben Sherman House Check Short Sleeved Shirt is available in a navy/pink colourway for the Summer, as is the Peter Gribby Long Sleeved Check Shirt.

 

4. ...or be brave
For the braver fashion followers, pink and red when worn in the right way can be a strong masculine look. Getting the tones to complement each other is crucial. Meyer's new Diego Trousers in Strawberry are the perfect shade to sit with pink.

 

Lastly, one thing I've found to be true is that you will be surprised how many compliments you receive if you go out wearing pink. It truly is a colour that attracts attention, in a good way.

Trust me. Pinkie Promise.