Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Trends To Try: Pastels

Colors like mint green, lavender, candy pink and sky blue are all the rage this spring. Pastel hues were all over the spring runways of Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, and Oscar de la Renta.
Sweet pastel shades can easily add a whimsical quality to your outfit. But, you want to avoid looking too childish or too elderly with the pastel trend.

Pastels can be a tricky color combo to wear. Here are some tips to give the light colored clothing a refreshing, stylish look:

Wear pastels from head-to-toe. Make sure you choose apparel with a streamlined shape such as a pale colored pantsuit. The mix of the pastels with a menswear inspired ensemble is a great combination.

You can pair pastels with bright colors: Bright colors are as popular as pastels this season. You can try color blocking by pair a pale yellow pencil skirt with a lemon colored tank.

Mix pastels with darker neutrals: If you aren’t so bold, mix pastels with  black, navy, charcoal gray, or brown. Pair a dark colored blazer with a pale shirt and add some jeans you already have in your closet.

Add black accessories: If pastels are a bit too girly for you to give off a you more of a tough girl look.
When considering pastels, pick colors that look good on you in order to find your pastel equivalent.
The feminine color palette has may the styling possibilities and a great addition to anyone’s current wardrobe. Pastels are popping up on everything from accessories to nail polish.

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