Blue is for boys and pink is for girls.
That’s how it is decided from the moment we are born. We choose a blue room for boys and buy pink gifts for a girl. And it has always been this way.
Or has it?
In the beginning of the 19th century it was perfeclty manly to wear a pink suit. It was considered a masculine colour because of its perceived power.
So what does this learns us?
That it is a funny thing that a typical girly colour nowadays, used to be a very manly colour in the past.
What we see here is that gender prejudices, comparing or assigning colours and things to a certain sex exists since forever. Even in the 19th century they paired a colour with a certain sex. So we have to fight and conquer something that has been going on under de humanity for ages. Because all the gender discussions with pink being too feminine and blue is boyish, are really based on nothing but air because it used to be the other way around. Wearing a certain colour doesn’t define your level of manliness or femininity.
I always thought the sayings: “don’t do that, girls don’t do such things” or “that is for boys, not for girls” were just words put together to create complete bullshit sentences. So I end up doing what I want, and wearing it too.
I build camps and played with cars just as much as I played with Barbie dolls. I wear pink ladylike dresses with five inch heels, and I love it just as much as I love wearing boyfriend jeans with a loose shirt and sneakers. The things I do don’t define my level of feminity or even manliness. Because the truth is we are all a mix of both, and we should do, wear and say what we want according to how we feel.
So I changed my heels for sneakers, chose white trainer pants, wide shirt with jeans jacket and wore a bright purple lipstick just to make it feminine enough, because I can.
Pants: Bellerose – https://bit.ly/2s7QL7R
Jacket: Bellerose – https://bit.ly/2sSj72U