PASTELS with a Punch!

Pastels are a hot commodity for spring.  Though this color trend isn’t new….freshen the way you wear the trend.  Wear a monotone pastel color from head to toe, including bags, shoes, and jewelry.  Or pair one pastel color, such as mint, with white to look current and chic.  White wide leg trousers are this season’s chicest pants and perfect to pair with pastels. 

Pastels can be worn at any age but the trick is in how you put your look together to look age appropriate and fresh versus too young and girly.  Monotone pastels and pairing with neutrals such as light gray, navy, and white are timeless!  While lighter shades generally look better on darker skin tones, those with light coloring can wear it too.  The key is in choosing the right tone of the pastel color.  Blush and light mint green can be challenging for pale coloring so look for a deeper version of the hue or pair it with neutrals around your face.  Try pastel accessories such as purses, heels and jewelry.  

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Dresses, Skirts, Tops

Ted Baker   Walter Baker

Pastel Jewelry

Aqua drop earrings Venice Tassel Bracelet in Mint, $10.00

Nello   Shop Page 6

Pastel Shoes

Factory suede scalloped ballet flats Factory suede scalloped ballet flats

J. Crew Factory

Style It  Two ways to wear pastels this spring.

Two ways to wear pastels this spring.

Look #1

 women's white wide leg pants-clover canyon wide leg pant

Robert Rodriguez   Clover Canyon  Jewelry from The Jean’s Whisper

Look #2

St. John Yellow Label Embellished Boat Neck Tee Rebecca Taylor 'Flip' Jacquard Skirt http://www3.assets-gap.com/webcontent/0007/570/743/cn7570743.jpg

St. John    Rebecca Taylor   Michael Antontio

One jacket, worn two ways.  Pair this Yoana Baraschi Opera Coat in Mango, with denim and cute flats for daytime.  Change it to printed pants for a fresh take plus contrasting colored bracelets, clutch and earrings.  For evening its shown here with a coordinating dress.  To make this jacket style trendier, try it with a navy, white, or cobalt blue dress to make each piece pop!  Don’t be afraid to mix a pastel with bold colors.  Available at Periwinkle Potomac Greens (Alexandria, VA).

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Styling in Pastels!

XOXO,

Divine Style DC