How to Wear Pastels for Spring
Happy first day of Spring!!!!!
In honor of this momentous occasion (considering the winter we’ve had here in Philly, this is definitely a reason to celebrate!!!), I’m getting together with four other bloggers to share how we style our favorite spring fashion trend.
Make sure to visit Kilee from One Little Momma, Cyndi Spivey from Walking in Grace & Beauty, Allison from Two Thirty-Five Designs and Alison from Get Your Pretty On and see how they style their favorite spring trends!
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For this style collab, I’m going to share how I style pastels for spring.
How to Style Pastels for Spring
Pastel is a hot trend this spring, and I will admit, it’s not a color palette I generally gravitate towards. I think I look better in bold colors, but an icy blue or mint can be very flattering on girls with dark hair and lighter skin tones so this year I’m excited to incorporate some pastel into my wardrobe. First I’ll show you some outfit samples I put together on Polyvore with items that can be purchased currently. And then I’ll show you a few of my pastel outfits from last summer. I bought two new pairs of pastel jeans yesterday, but they are in transit so unfortunately I can’t show those just yet! But they will definitely be playing a big part in my weekly Daily Mom Style posts so stay tuned!!!!!
I put this outfit together for my post on Wearable Spring Fashion Trends a few weeks back. I love this outfit. It’s so ladylike and chic.
Hidden Button Blouse (LOFT) // Jil Sander Cuffed Trousers (similar) // Kate Spade Little Minka Satchel // Nude Platform Pump // Bobbi Brown New Pale Nail Polish // Ray Ban Rose Aviators // ALDO Madice Studs
Of course, I don’t have a lot of occasions to wear wide leg trousers and platform pumps. It might be slight overkill for the middle school car pickup line.
Here’s an outfit that might be a bit more appropriate for a work-at-home mom. Aged indigo denim is making a comeback, and it is perfect for pairing with pastels. I love these boyfriend jeans from LOFT paired with this lavender roll-neck sweater.
Roll Neck Sweater (LOFT) // Boyfriend Jeans, Terrace Blue Wash (LOFT) // Vella Gladiator Sandals (LOFT) // Michael Kors Chronograph Watch (Nordstrom) // Ray Ban Aviators // Stella & Dot Soiree Studs // Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel
And here’s a more budget friendly version. Pair pastels with white for a crisp, classic look. In this outfit, I paired a casual mint-colored tee with white cropped pants from Kohl’s. The sandals are from Target, and they combine mint with a pale coral — always a fabulous combination.
Aerie Scoop Neck Burnout Tee // Apt. 9 Modern Fit Solid Cropped Pants // Xhilaration Sidney Sandals // Silver Adjustable Beaded Necklace // Xhilaration Double Wrap Watch // Essie Nail Polish in Maximillian Strasse-Her // Dorothy Perkins Textured Bangle
Here’s an outfit I wore last spring, pairing pastel yellow with white. The turquoise necklace adds a bold color near my face, where I need it.
And I like this light coral paired with lighter denim for a casual look.
Here’s the coral top again with gray.
Finally, these mint shorts are great paired with a plain white tee. I like how crisp and classic this color combination is.
Are you feeling the pastels this spring? What’s your favorite combination?
Don’t forget to visit Kilee from One Little Momma, Cyndi Spivey from Walking in Grace & Beauty, Allison from Two Thirty-Five Designs and Alison from Get Your Pretty On and see how they style their favorite spring trends!