Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I pink my top three (see what I did there?) pink-themed items for the month ahead

Fri, Oct 4, 2013, 08:49


I’m always vaguely aware of Breast Cancer Awareness month – as a journalist, it’d be tough to be oblivious to it, with all of the breast cancer-themed paraphernalia that lands in my inbox in the run-up. But this is the first year in a while that I took the time to look through the fashion side of it: brands offer pink-themed items with a portion (or sometimes all) of sales going to the Irish Cancer Society, or the relevant cancer societies from their home countries.

Here are my top three, beginning with the Marks & Spencer nightie set (above). While items that are specifically launched for the month are usually pink, M&S has gone slightly off-pink for this very cute set, which is also available in myriad styles from nighties to pyjamas, shorts and lingerie. Regardless of the cause, I don’t want to wear a T-shirt with a pink target on it, so having this very sweet set going towards the cause is a smart move by M&S.

Next? I’m a new FitFlop convert. I own a pair of brown leather FitFlop sandals that are slightly Swedish in style, incredibly comfortable and perfect for the summer. So, understandably, I don’t wear them 24/7 – particularly now that the weather has turned. And there are definitely styles in the FitFlop stable that I am less fond of than others, but in general I’ve got over the prejudice of my younger self and have far fuzzier feelings towards them than ever before.

This raspberry-pink pair, a high-top version of their bestselling Super T trainer, would be right up my street. The Super Ts usually retail at €100, so my best guess for these would be €130 – if I get any update I will amend.

Lastly? A drop in the ocean, financially speaking, in the form of this simple pink T-shirt bra from Penneys (€3). There’s very little potential for error with this - it’s a tried’n'trusted basic in a nice colour (perhaps don’t wear under your white tees) and it’s for charity. What’s not to love?