I decided to Google the meaning behind the colour pink and this is what my search results provided me with: “Pink, a delicate color that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. The color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others.”
What the fuck? Where in there does it talk about being badass, edgy, gender neutral and without children? I don’t know about you, but when I wear the colour pink I feel powerful and confident. I don’t feel tender, romantic, playful or sweet. I feel like I can command attention and get shit done! I posted a sneak peek of this outfit on my Instagram stories and received a bevy of comments like “Oh, wow! You’re wearing such a girly colour” and “I never thought the day would come that I saw you in pink”. I didn’t know what to think of these comments because I was slightly perplexed. I understood why they would assume pink is a girly colour, I mean, look at it’s definition. Pink was set as the colour for a baby girl so you’re pretty much stuck from birth.
I wouldn’t by any means tag this outfit as a girly outfit or call it “sweet” and not even close to being “playful”. I would say this is an outfit that breaks rules and is cheeky. The moment I saw the Ganni jacket, pants and shirt at Still Life Vancouver I knew I had to wear it and with the styling help of my lovely Joshua Langston we made this outfit come to life! I put it on and felt like I could walk out of the store and call all of the shots.
In colour psychology, pink is a sign of hope. So, I hope I’ve changed your minds on the colour pink.