How you should be wearing pink cotton shirting fabric
Posted on: 30th Jun, 2016
The style and colour of your shirting can say a lot about you and your personality; but when it comes to pink shirting, far too many men steer away – fearing the colour isn’t manly enough. However, a study by Cotton USA has discovered that men who embrace pink fabrics and don a pink shirt for work earn an extra £1,000 a year. What’s more, they’re usually better qualified, more confident, and attract a greater number of compliments from the fairer sex too. So, whether you own a pink cotton fabric shirt or two or you’re new to pink, we’re sharing our ultimate guide on how to get the look just right.
Adopting the look from work to home
Pink shirts look great at work – even in the most professional of trades. In fact, in the financial sector pink is almost a conservative colour of choice! If you’re wearing pink at work, you’ll want to pick the right kind of fabric. We recommended sticking to pink cotton fabrics or superfine poplin, which tend to be the best materials for professional wear.
Some of our favourites include:
- Malham 70 Pink Fabric
- Oxford Plain Pink Fabric
Once you’ve picked your shirting fabric, it’s time to complete your look – and there are a few colour schemes that just work. Pink is best worn with dark / navy blue or grey suits and can occasionally be work with black – although the latter can sometimes be a little too harsh. If you work in a creative industry, you might also want to consider subtle patterned shirting too – two of our favourites being Zephyr ZK Pink Fabric and the Windsor WH Pink Striped Fabric.
If you’re not quite ready for pink shirting, why not opt for a pink tie or pocket square instead? It’s a great way to add a pop of colour to your look.
At home, you can get away with more relaxed fabrics teamed with jeans and chinos. Again, grey and blue colours work best with pink, and for that chic south of France look, why not pair with beige?
Some of our more relaxed pink fabrics include:
Your shade of pink
Even though pink can look good on anyone, it is important to pick the right shade for your skin tone. If you’re got paler skin, delicate shades of pink are more flattering. In fact, you may find that pale pink shirting is actually more complimentary to your light skin tone that bright white shirting is.
Our recommendations for light skin tones include:
- King AC10 Pink Striped Fabric
- Pinpoint Plain Pink Fabric
For those with darker skin tones, any shade of pink looks great. Deeper shades of pink work well and help to create a statement look while lighter shades of pink are ideal for those that really want to show off their tan.
Our recommendations for dark skin tones include:
- Jubilee Plain Pink Fabric
- Pinpoint PB Pink Fabric
If you’re still not sold on pink but want to embrace a touch of colour for summer, why not choose one of our sky blue fabrics? Our Jubilee new blue cotton shirting fabric is bound to suit just about every occasion and is one look you’ll certainly be able to pull off.
Which of our pink shirting fabrics is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @AcornFabrics