According to my research, the shift toward pink and blue happened gradually. For centuries, all children had worn white dresses, which could easily be pulled up to change diapers and bleached when said diapers inevitably exploded. In the 1940s manufacturers settled on pink for girls and blue for boys, so Baby Boomers were raised wearing these two colours. But that wasn’t the end of the story, due to the women’s liberation movement, more unisex baby clothes came into style in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. But pink and blue came back in the mid- ’80s, with prenatal testing. Once parents could find out whether they were having a boy or a girl, they could buy their nursery in the “appropriate” colour. Pink is for girls, blue is for boys. Of course our society allows exceptions now and again, but imagine showing up to a boy’s baby shower with a pink bib and matching pink shoes?? No right?
An awesome campaign, took place in early 2012, reminding boys that they’re free to wear pink. This new campaign was the brainchild of Martine Zoer, founder of Quirkie Kids (a unisex clothing line for kids). But now, a new social media initiative is working to show support for kids who choose to wear the rosy colour, regardless of their gender. Zoer told the most popular newspaper in the US, that she was inspired to launch the social media initiative after learning about a boy who was teased when he wore pink on the first day of school. “No kid should be teased for what they wear!” she said.
So to conclude, I am not suggesting that you to go in total pink look for your boy. But I think one piece of the outfit or just an accessory doesn’t make it girly at all. It makes him edgy, and if he can wear it and be confident then you won! But don’t oblige him to wear some pink, just suggest to him if he would like it. See how that goes! I feel some how it is easier for girls to wear blue, than it is for boys to dare with pink! It is easy to go for a nautical look and be very girly.