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There is a new trend in town. Once again, I feel completely out of touch. I hadn’t seen it coming. Given that our car is currently being repaired, I have had to walk a lot more.  And I have seen masses of men dressed in pink. Pink shirts are the way to go. Everybody wears pink. Except me, that is.

Obviously, it is even better if you have pink stripes, because, as you know (and if you don’t have a look here) stripes are the ultimate sign of power.  Well, I have a confession to make: I am allergic to pink. There is only so much pink that one can take and, with two young daughters, I have had more than my fair share of pink for at least a lifetime. I can’t stand pink princesses and pink dresses any more. I wear everything but pink. So imagine my surprise when I noticed that more and more men are dressed in pink shirts to go to work. Even my neighbour has dyed her hair in pink. I can’t post a picture for obvious reasons, so you will have to trust me on this one. I couldn’t believe it. No pink for me, thank you very much.

But it doesn’t stop here. London is the capital of all colours. I think that it must have something to do with the grey weather: we need to compensate for the lack of sunshine. And compensate some do. This is what I saw this morning and at first I couldn’t believe my eyes. 

On the bright side, this young lady woke me up more than my morning’s coffee. The combination of bright yellow socks, electric pink tights together with checked dress and coat just did it for me. I am sure that she would be glowing in the dark.
So tell me, is it time to ditch my classical wardrobe for something a bit, well, brighter?

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • My husband has had a pink shirt for 5 years! 🙂 I don’t own anything bright pink but I do love bright colours and avoid just black when at work.

    • Right, now I feel even worse!!! Nothing pink in sight in my wardrobe or my husband’s!

  • Maybe bright colours are just what we need to face the miserable oncoming winter, Muriel? Perhaps the pink will be cheering amid the cold and rain…

    • Perhaps. But I think that I will stick to coffee and chocolate to cheer me up…What about you?

  • Ooh, I have to agree with you, Muriel. I very rarely wear pink, and if I did, it wouldn’t be stripes! I think pick is a bit girly … meaning stereotypically feminine if you are a woman. I do believe that real men can wear pink!! ;p

    • It is a tough one, Adriene. Not a dash of pink in sight in my wardrobe…Damn it…As for men, well, I am not convinced. Maybe, after all, I am just old fashioned!!!

  • I like pink, not the sweet girly pink but a soft shade of pink which makes my skin glow and makes me look years younger! I tend to wear a lot of grey, black and beige and find I need some contrast: bright artillery red, orange, lavender and even yellow work wonders.

    Come on, Muriel, be courageous, buy something in pink or at least try it out!

    • I can’t Barbara. It is just too hard. I admire your courage as far as colours are concerned. How do you do it?

  • I wear too many colors, I just call it being Indian! I think we Indian have a thing for colors! 😉

    • Lucky you! We French are always dressed in black. Boring but true!!!