Pink is a perfectly nice color. The pink above, for example, was one of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016.
I have seen men wearing pink shirts with suits and jeans, and they looked just fine. Many women wear a lot of pink, which is also fine, but you can go too far with the color.
I realized this some years ago when I had a lunch date with a woman who showed up wearing a pink leather skirt suit with matching pink leather shoes and a pink leather handbag. She was a nice person, but still — too much is too much.
Now, as a public service, I offer warnings against other unfortunate applications of the color.
I did not see the Vespa’s owner, but I’m pretty sure it is a young woman. I do wish I had met her because I would have liked to share some advice with her about pink leather business suits.
Addendum for My Friends in the Northeast
Yet another winter storm, this one carrying as much as 10 inches of snow, is expected Tuesday.
I was in Chicago around this time a couple years ago. There had been no snow recently, and no snow was expected. What I did see, however, were signs like this all around the Loop. It made me wish I had thought to pack a helmet, perhaps even a pink Vespa helmet.
I never have seen warning signs like this in Manhattan. So it could be worse.