Image via Lane Dittoe
It may not be bright, warm and sunny quite yet, but the spring lines are already starting to hit the stores, and I am starting to get kinda antsy for the next season. One of the biggest trends for Spring 2012 is pastel colors. They are every where – clothing, accessories, makeup – pastel prettiness is taking over. Being the girly-girl that I am, I could not be more delighted with this trend. Bring on the soft, romantic, airy colors!
I think the new palette for spring is refreshing. I love the Easter greens, warm yellows, flirty peaches and powdery pinks and lavenders. If you are feeling bold, you can wear several pastel shades in a color block pattern – or choose one shade and go head to toe. For something a littles less, shall we say, dramatic – just pick one piece and keep the fresh spring-y look by pairing it with crisp whites or warm light grays. For a night-time look, just add sequins! As is my usual practice, anyway.
Pastels are flirty, versatile and feminine – what could be better?!
If you do decide to color block your pastels – be careful – choose more than two shades and you may end up looking like a preppy Easter egg. Also, if pastels just aren’t the right shade for your skin or hair tones, try smaller doses of it – there are pastels popping up in jewelry, shoes and even nail polish. And don’t forget – pastels aren’t just for daytime tea parties – just pick a piece with shine or sequins.
Top: Chalayan, Eyeshadow – Christian Dior, Bracelet – Asos, Shoe – Casadei, Belt: Asos, Purse: YSL, Blazer: Unknown, Makeup Palette: Bobbi Brown, Pants: Gucci, Sweater: Acne, Scarf: Missoni, Ring: Monki, Pants: J Brand, Sweater: Joseph, Clutch: Anya Hindmarch
Will you be rocking pretty pastels this spring? Which shade will you pick?