A few weeks ago I was in a posh East Village bar and grill called The Penny Farthing with two of my best gal pals. After we ate dinner my friends were asking me when my blog was going to get off the ground. Since I am new at blogging I wanted to get some opinions from people who were strangers to me about the topic of men’s fashion mistakes. I spotted three twenty something guys at the bar and decided to approach them. I convinced them to come sit with three pretty girls (well that didn’t take much convincing) and I said I would buy each of them a drink if they told me what they felt men should never wear. After about an hour of conversation, a lot of laughs and even more eye rolls- all they really said was “We hate when guys wear salmon colored pants.” Were those three drinks a waste of my money? I am not sure. That comment had me thinking about men and color choice all together. My advice for today is to take it easy on…
Kudos to all men who are comfortable enough in their own masculinity to wear pastels. I commend those of you who know how to pull off a lavender polo, mint colored pants, or even periwinkle shoes. I guess the point I am trying to make here is; men should wear pastels but never head to toe. If you think that participating in a golf outing, attending the Kentucky Derby, or gallivanting around a country club in Greenwich, Connecticut are the exceptions to this rule; you would be wrong. I say, “Rock the salmon colored pants!” just don’t walk out of your house looking like a tray of dyed Easter Eggs.
Quick Aside: Please be aware of your skin tone. If you are really fair and have a more pink pigment in your skin then red, pink, and orange are not your friends. Stick with shades and tints of purple, blue, and green. You’ll never go wrong.