I used to think pink was a boring color. Too stereotypically girly. There was kind of a stigma to it. “Pretty in pink” – you know? I remember when my kids were young and big fans of Power Rangers. When they finally added a girl Power Ranger, her uniform was pink, of course. And how can we immediately identify a girl infant? It’s obvious – she’s wearing pink!
For some reason, this past year I’ve begun to feel different about pink. Pink feels powerful. I don’t know why pink is different to me now. Maybe it started when I visited the office of a younger-than-me woman CEO who has a very feminine office and who loves the color pink. She runs a business that requires her to wear a hard hat occasionally, and her hard hat is pink! This past summer, some workplace remodeling netted a new office for me (yay!) which I accessorized in pink – it’s a welcome greeting for me when I walk in.
I found this pink v-neck sweater at Banana Republic in the summer, and nabbed it on sale, knowing that it would wait patiently in my closet until cooler weather. It’s a happy pink. (When I put it on in the morning, it was about 48 degrees; by the time of the photo shoot, it was about 75 degrees and felt like 85! Not quite sweater weather here I guess.)
This new relationship with pink made me think of what’s in my current wardrobe collection – the pink things I bought before my new pink relationship. Maybe I’ve always had an affinity to pink, because I realize that I have some significant pink in my closet.
A pink and black shopping trip?
What is it for you?
What’s your pink? Maybe it’s yellow or soft blue. Try revisiting a color you made decisions about a long time ago. You may discover a new style friend!