Pink. The colour of strawberries dunked in cream. Pink, the shade you turn when embarrassed or in love. Pink, the mark of all things sugary and sweet, the colour of unicorns and candy galore. Oh pink, how you delight me so, so sumptuous, yet demure, not quite the scandalous red not quite the rich purple, oh pink, oh pink my heart grows fonder in your presence. For it was pink that I wore that golden day, on my prom one evening away from school’s murky lair, where classmates stood up and took note ‘oh how different you look when your not in uniform’. Pink really was my colour and it was pink that showed me the way, for pink enveloped me in a dusky haze, where reality ceased to exist, where all boundaries dissipated into glitter dust. Pink, not a colour relegated to females but males too, the colour that keeps on giving and expects nothing in return. Oh Pink delight will you show me the path to happiness? Wait… what is that I hear? Shein marches in decked in pink; candyfloss, fuschia, dusky, ceramic pink in all its shining glory. Saccharine sweet it may be but in my fantastical vision there is no other colour but pink, pink and more pink.
Pink was one of my original faves; before blue and burgundy came along I was always dressed in pink or mint and both colours were a confectionery delight to behold. But what drew me to the colour? While some might state that as ‘pink is a feminine colour’ so thus I should be naturally drawn to its light hue my reasons are far different. In pink I feel alive, sophisticated and romantic. Red is too brash and blue sombre but in pink there is the perfect harmonious balance; neither brash nor sombre, pink is calm, unchaotic and un-complicated. In short pink is the epitome of colour perfection and that is something leading online retailer Shein know all too well. After being founded in 2008 and re-branding as ‘Shein’ in 2015, Shein would delve through ‘blogger trend archives’ to curate a selection of ‘insta ready’ accessories and clothing, while paying attention to popular colours that were ‘so in’ that season. In short, pink remains a popular colour throughout the decades and Shein’s sugary pink delights are a treat for all six senses, so naturally I was drawn to Shein’s tailored pink waistcoat. As someone who lives her life in a clouded pink haze, seeing a waistcoat that was both ‘work appropriate’ but also fun was an offer that was too exciting to pass up.
Because of the nature of my work, waistcoats remain a staple in my wardrobe, especially sleeveless waistcoats which are so much more versatile when it comes to styling. Having an extensive wardrobe full of mustard, burgundy, magenta, black, khaki and beige waistcoats meant that I had the Autumn/ Winter basics ticked off and yet something was missing. As someone who lives her life as colorfully as the stories she writes a pink, specifically a ceramic pink waistcoat would be the perfect antidote to my rich autumnal winter colours obsession and drag me into another realm of fashion possibilities. And I am not the only one who is obsessed with pink;Although pink was not a popular colour until the 1700’s, when pink was introduced into popular culture it became a defining hue for fashion icons such as Barbie, Baddy Winkle and Paris Hilton, who swathed themselves in pink from head to toe. Whether your a fuschia kinda gal or are drawn to less outlandish pink hues like ceramic, peach and baby pink, there is no denying that the year of ‘Rose Quartz’ has not quite had its heyday just yet. While kale might be 2017’s impending hue I will never get enough of the pink delight that is Shein, that is life, that is me.
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