Style Advice of the Week

I’ve never caught onto the whole idea that pastels are meant for spring and nothing else. If anything, I feel that pastels have found their place in a winter wardrobe, encompassing an icy and frosty feeling. With the fall runways showcasing designers like Celine, Carven and their pastel colored palette shows, it’s no surprise that they are going to be a big statement this fall and winter. I believe the secret to pastels is to use just a pinch. I love the peek of lavender we see in this Fashionista’s look. Pastels are great when they are being accented in an accessory or a headband. Take a piece of advice when looking at this Fashionista’s outfit and keep the rest of your look neutral or focused around neutral colors whenever you’re using pastel accessories. This really brings the eye to your focal point, the pastel crossover bag. Headbands, shoes, scarves and even jeweled accessories are all prime places to play up pastel in your look.

If you want to try and incorporate pastel in a more major way in your look, there are plenty of great ways to up your look to compliment pastel pieces. Whenever you bring pastels into a wardrobe piece, like a jacket, skirt or shawl I like to mix and match those with autumn colors. Unlike the pastel accessories, where you want your accessory to draw the eye, you want to look put together and cohesive when you are actually wearing pastel. Oversized and menswear inspired coats are great pieces to pull in that eggshell blue, or cotton candy pink color. These hues are best paired with a camel, grey, cream or, if you are feeling bold, maybe a burnt orange or red.

Pastels are also a day to night type of trend too. A pastel dress hidden under a dark velvet coat is a big and exciting surprise at a holiday party! During the winter months, I would recommend staying away for more nursery colors, like yellow, but don’t be shy to show off your punchy pastels and feel a little more light on your feet this winter!


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