Friday Favourites: Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are some ways you can “Think Pink” to show your support.

 

Pink is widely regarded as a symbol of femininity and hope. That’s probably why it’s the sign of breast cancer awareness. Here in Jamaica, we are recognising Pink Day, an initiative of the Jamaica Cancer Society. Today, persons are encouraged to wear something pink to school or work to show their support for the fight against cancer. Sagicor Group Jamaica is already on the ball with that. The company had the sleeping policemen at its Life and Bank Head Offices in Kingston and Montego Bay painted pink.

While we know that breast cancer occurs mainly in women, men are also at risk. Less than 1% of all breast cancer develops in males. So we won’t leave them out.

Today, and for the rest of this month, show your support by using these ideas to “Think Pink”.

Friday Favourites: Think Pink

Favourite Pink Outfit for Women

I’m a huge fan of Tamara’s style and have been following her blog for two years. As the founder and CEO of Baydian Girl, she provides style guidance to multi-cultural women. Her chic blush pantsuit and pink colour-block high heels are on point for a breast cancer awareness event.

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

© Tamara Sykes, Baydian Girl

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

© Tamara Sykes, Baydian Girl

Model: Tamara Sykes
Photo Credit: Coldren Photography
Blog: Baydian Girl
IG: thebaydiangirl

Favourite Pink Styles for Men

I know a few guys who baulk at the idea of a man wearing pink. However, the opinions of others don’t faze these two men.

Chris, my former colleague, styles to his own beat. First, he plays it cool and casual by a Toronto waterfront…

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

© Christopher Smith

Model: Christopher Smith
IG: iamcls
Twitter: iamcls_
Facebook: CLSLifestyle
Photographer: A. Clayton

… and then classy for work.

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

© Christopher Smith

Photo Credit: Rochelle Marshall

Next, Kevin, a Jamaican blogger and communications professional, also turns up his “think pink” game for the office.

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

© Kevin Clarke

Model: Kevin Clarke
Blog: Kevin O’Bryan
IG: kevtothec

Favourite Pink Manicures

I don’t wear acrylics but that doesn’t stop me from admiring hot nail designs, especially those on the TV series, Claws. Selima, my sister’s nail technician, shows how you can use your nails in creative ways to show your support for breast cancer awareness.

Sels Nail Spot
Location: 95-97 Constant Spring Road, Princeville Plaza, Shop #48, Kingston, Jamaica.
IG: selsnailspot

Favourite Pink Shade of Lipstick

Nails done? Check. Now pair your hot manicure with this sweet shade of lipstick or your favourite lip gloss.

Pink is a symbol of hope. That's probably why it's the sign of breast cancer awareness. Use these ideas to "Think Pink" and show your support.

Photo by Ian Dooley

Favourite Pink Hair Colour

If you work in an artistic environment that allows you to express your creativity freely, or are your own boss, then let your hair show the power of pink. You don’t have to dye all of your hair. Go for an ombre look, with pink ends.

Pink may be seen as a feminine colour but that doesn’t mean it’s weak. Not when it represents the kind of strength needed to fight cancer.

 

How will you Think Pink this October? I love to hear from readers. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Leslie
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Great ideas for supporting breast cancer awareness and “thinking pink”! I’m glad you included images of those men wearing pink shirts, and reminding us that men are at risk for breast cancer, too. Did you know that the actor, Richard Roundtree is a breast cancer survivor?

Nadine
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Nadine

Thanks so much, Leslie! I had to include them. I have no problem with a man wearing pink. Those I’ve seen carried it off stylishly.

No, I didn’t, and his name isn’t familiar, either. Will look him up. Thanks for letting me know. It’s not often that we hear about men who have survived breast cancer.