Have you stepped into a clothing store in the past week?
If you have, I sincerely hope you had your sunnies at the ready. A bright, bright spring fashion season was forecast and it’s delivering. Big. Time.
Now, if you thought that women’s fashion had the monopoly on all this brightness, think again.
It seems our male counterparts are wanting a slice of our coloured jeans action … or are they?
This is the big first world fashion question I’m pondering on the blog today because last night during wine time my blogging mate Mrs Woog phoned me with this very same pressing issue.
(It’s been a while between Woogsworld Style Challenges … last time it was all about this dress and we may have crashed a certain company’s website as a result.)
Sorry to bug you, but I have a quick question to ask. And a bit of a dilemma, to be honest.
HE REFUSED TO TRY THEM ON.
“I will not wear pink pants!” He declared.
Well for a start, I don’t think they are pink. I see them more as a faded red and I am pretty sure that they are awesome. So before I schlep back to the shops to return them, I was hoping you could put forward a case as to why coloured pants for men are cool.
If anyone can it would be you. Much love,
Ok, let’s just pause for a second.
I think I need to address this style challenge on a number of levels.
Mr Woog is a man. Well, I don’t know this personally, of course, but he does have a big shed, several motor bikes and now a boat, so I suspect he’s all man.
Mr Woog is a man.
Yep, there you have it.
End. Of. Blog. Post.
He may use the “it’s pink” argument but when it comes down to it, (insert medium-sized generalisation here) men don’t do fashion.
I even consulted Mr Styling You on this because I thought maybe, just maybe, I was completely off track.
He mumbled over his beer, “I don’t think I’d ever wear them. She (that would be you, not your cat Chuy’s mother) should just get him some tan or khaki ones”.
I know, I know. BORING.
See, as the thoroughly modern women who we are, we have already embraced the concept of wearing coloured jeans with as much enthusiasm as we did the first time round in the ’80s. (Please tell me that’s not just me 😉 )
We have learned the art of letting our coloured jeans be the statement of our outfit, working our jeans back with neutrals (black, grey, taupe, white).
We may have started out with a cobalt blue or fire engine red pair and now have graduated on to aqua, orange, yellow and green.
In short, we are not afraid.
So, my advice to you Mrs Woog, if you’re wanting to nudge Mr Woog into a pair of coloured strides, is that you first take the gently, gently approach.
Go for a mustard colour. Why? Mustard, if you squint is almost like stone colour. In fact, should Mr Woog be dressing in the dark, he would not even notice the difference.
And should he wise up to this proposed cunning plan that may involve you removing all lightbulbs from the bedroom, here’s a little style guide I put together for you to present to Mr Woog when next you want to broach the topic of pants … or fashion in general.
If all else fails, get a refund or store credit and spend it on yourself. You’re worth it.
Over to you Stylers … how about your man? Would he, could he wear coloured pants? What about you? Have you got a pair of coloured pants in your wardrobe?
PS. My US blogging crush Brittany Gibbons got her man to wear coloured chinos … check out the results here.