Thursday, March 13, 2014

How To: Wear Pastels For Spring


Nothing screams spring more than frothy colored shades and pastel accents. The pastel girl look is all about layering patterns and fun details. Here's everything you need to know to step into spring with confidence. Plus, a few tips along the way to give you endless style ideas!

W E A R
Neutrals. You can't rock the pastel party without pulling together the outfit with neutral separates. Adding earthy tones can help balance out the girly nature of pastels. 

Shiny Flats. Metallics ruled the runways for the spring season. They are not only sensational and daring, but they also pair well with mint and lavender (my two favorite pastel tones).

Bright Pastel Pants. Treat pastel pants as your centerpiece. They serve as the 'eye catcher' and you will want to work the rest of the look around it. Think mint for spring- always a chic color and pairs well with florals and deep gem tones.

Perforated Leather. Mesh-like accents can instantly refine your look and add edge. I'm crushing on this white clutch from Buddha.
DON'T WEAR
Head-to-toe pastels. We all have the image already in our heads, the little old lady in head to toe pastels with a matching handbag, gloves and hat. Not a good look for anyone.

Pearls (real or false). These can be entrancing if they are vintage, but it will downgrade the look.

Rhinestones, sparkles, or anything bedazzled. Go easy on the jewels. If the look is not combined properly, it will cancel out the rest of your outfit!

Matching eye make-up. It's never a good idea to mix in pastel blue eyeshadow. Keep your look dewy, earthy and natural.  

BE-WEAR
Pastel capri pants or bermuda shorts can completely ruin your look. They not only cut-off your legs, but they are not flattering for the waistline.

What I'm wearing: Sweater: JCREW, Fitted Skinnies: H&M, Coat: Calvin Klein, Shoes: NINE WEST, Clutch: DEAR HANNAH of Hoboken
XO,

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