For too long, we’ve had the idea stuck in our heads that there are distinct “girl” and “boy” colors. This flawed ideology forms at a young age, as we all grow up learning that a baby in pink signifies a girl, and blue a boy. Therefore, many have fallen into the trap of believing that softer colors like pink and purple are only meant for girls to wear, whereas stronger colors like green and blue are better suited for boys.
While women’s clothing has bridged this gap by incorporating masculine colors into their styles, it’s not as often that you see feminine colors in menswear. The fashion loom has become set on breaking this stereotype for men, and in recent times it seems to be having more and more success. With mainstream companies like Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren and J.Crew becoming popular for their preppy, pastel styles, it’s more common (and even fairly trendy) for men to boast any color of the rainbow.
Keeping this concept in mind, this Fashionisto really makes a statement. His rugged long hair and edgy sunglasses, paired with his soft lavender dress shirt and purple detailed tie, makes a bold look that immediately caught my attention. Where some guys might stray away from such colors, this Fashionisto rocks it, making this “girly” color as manly as can be.
How To: Take a hint from this Fashionisto, and lighten up by incorporating some brighter colors into your summer wardrobe. To get his dressed up look, opt for a pastel dress shirt and matching tie. For a more casual outfit, pair a basic top with lighter hued pair of shorts or pants. Add an edgy pair of Ray-Bans for the perfect finishing touch to either look!