Pastels are HOT HOT HOT right now and while they are the perfect palette for spring, they can be intimidating to wear. Without the right style or mixing pastels can go VERY “I’m off to go see the Easter bunny”. Which is cute when you are 4, not so much when you’re 40. Darker complexions look radiant in these tones, but paler folks need to make sure they pick the right shades to compliment their coloring and avoid looking washed out.
That said, done right, pastels are uplifting and crisp and a totally beautiful palette to wear.
1. ( I have this in the winter version in two colors and bought the new powder blue version– blush is next on my list! Best cardi and 30% off now!)// 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. (the black and navy make this more edgy than sweet) // 8. (the back of this dress is amazing) // 9. // 10. (looooooove) // 11. // 12. (perfect for a summer wedding and on sale!) // 13. // 14. // 15. (I love a good bow detail!) // 16. // 17. (my most favorite loafers!)
One of my favorite colors to pair with pastels (blue and blush mostly) is olive green. Ann Taylor has a few pieces in this floral print and I ADORE the color combo (plus everything is 40% off right now!)
Karlie shows us how it’s done (did I tell you guys I saw her in my hotel in NYC a couple weeks ago. Nothing like breezing past Karlie Kloss after a long day of meetings to make you feel like a troll! #winetime)
Here’s my little cheat sheet to wearing pastels with darker colors to tone it down from being saccharine to grown up.