For a few seasons now I have been looking for a bright pink shirt for summer. I know, a bold colour is not easily my first choice when it comes to my wardrobe. But this one is. It’s one of those pieces which will transform my look and surprise everyone who thinks they know my style, proving once more that personal style, no matter how individual, is not fixed and that it needs an update from time to time. And because, as many of you know, I’ve always been of the opinion that raiding the men’s wardrobe can always elevate your style, it’s no wonder I laid my eyes on a men’s shirt from Bonobos (the only problem being that they don’t ship worldwide yet).
Maybe one of the best reasons to choose a men’s shirt is that it fits you with the ease of an old favourite. Maybe another reason to go for this particular colour is that it echoes the button down shirt Grace Kelly is wearing in Rear Window, paired with indigo jeans and loafers, a look that would still go strong today. A men’s shirt is already a classic in the women’s closet and I love how a brighter shade shifts the neutral pink from elegant to refreshingly chic. I want to roll up the sleeves, add some wooden bangles, my favourite pair of jeans and strappy flat sandals, and wait for the warm and sunny days ahead.
Of course that if you are a man and you like the shirt, you can have it for yourself, especially if you’d like to inject a burst of colour into your weekend wardrobe. Bonobos is an innovative American men’s apparel brand, launched exclusively online in 2007, with its signature line of better-fitting men’s trousers. The aim was to offer “well-crafted, great-fitting clothes and a top-notch shopping experience that’s simple and painless”. I know that men do and did welcome and appreciate this kind of shopping experience.
And if you reside in the US, the great news is that you can enter the Bonobos Work Essentials Giveaway, consisting of a Foundation Suit, four dress shirts from their new collection, and everything else you’ll need to take your everyday style to the next level. The giveaway is valued at over $3,000 and it runs until Sunday, March 16th. Good luck to all my American readers!
photos: Bonobos (2-part of the brand’s Weekday Warriors campaign)