Accessories Report

Pastels and spring are synonymous in fashion. Over the decades, pastels have remained a constant on designer spring runways. From the works of Burberry Prorsum and Temperley London, this is still the case today. But despite the perpetual presence of pastels in spring-wear, fashion visionaries continuously try to reinvent the trend. These fashion visionaries exist not only in showrooms and ateliers, but also on campus runways — and now, it’s all about the electric pastels.

On a chilly spring day, this Fashionista pairs her muted, pastel shades with strong colors. She wears an electric blue top under a khaki military-inspired spring parka. Also, she sports suede fringe boots. She brightens her look with eccentric accessories like a Marc Jacobs Lola solid perfumed ring. Her aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses have an opaque tint that shifts between vibrant shades of blue and green. Her statement necklace is constructed of blue, lilac and peach crystals in pastel hues. The contrast of her necklace against her shirt brings a playful vibe.

There are many ways to play with spring palettes this year, and as this Fashionista shows us, pairing pastels with electric shades is one of them. This becomes increasingly striking when staying within a single color scheme or complementary color scheme. You can always use your accessories to do this. Find a pastel necklace to anchor your look, or find a necklace that balances color already. If you’d rather, you could always pair vibrant attire with a pastel purse. As this Fashionista does so well, this spring, reach for both sides of the color spectrum.

Spotted: Fendi, in their spring 2014 collection, balanced pastel shades with vibrant hues.


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