Nick Quinn, Junior
Yes, February is upon us with all its satirical Valentine's Day cards, blooming roses, and schmoozey romance movies. But more importantly the holiday itself, Valentine’s Day. A day where everybody is supposed to wear pink and wow their special someone. On Valentine’s Day you will meet two types of people:
“Ugh, I hate Valentine’s Day it’s awful because I have nobody to love!" *insert self-hatred ridden slander about themselves here*
"OMG I LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY! I JUST LOVE LOVE! LET’S ALL LOVE EACH OTHER AND SKIP THROUGH MEADOWS OF DAFFODILS!!!!"
I typically find myself in an unspoken third group. A group where you really do appreciate Valentine’s Day, but you don’t outwardly express all of this emotion to other people. And honestly, I really don’t mind either group of people. But when it comes to the idea of wearing pink on Valentine’s Day, I shrug my shoulders and say “why not”.
When I say “wearing pink” I don’t mean dressing up like cupid and shooting my arrows of love at everyone’s rear end, I mean just adding it here or there. Given pink is not "my color” (I’ve been told it’s forest green by beauty guru Micah Gilley), Valentine’s Day gives me an excuse to dust off the pink button down shirt I have stowed off in the back of my closet that I wore one time to the Freddy Awards.
Because I don’t want to look too frumpy, or perhaps gaudy, I always try to mask the bright pink vibrancy with a gray or navy blue. For example, I’d wear something like this:
You don’t need to go way out of control for Valentine’s Day, but why not try wearing pink? The girls (or guys) will probably think it’s cute that you like Valentine’s Day, and you might as well just put some effort into ONE outfit that week. Or you could go the ironic route, pink totally works there too.
If you don’t have any pink, just buy a t-shirt, or even a nice button down if you’ll wear it more than once.
**But please, for the love of God, put an end to those "This Is Your Girlfriend's Shirt" shirts.