STYLE ADVICE: Poppin' Pastels

STYLE ADVICE: Poppin' Pastels

Commonly stereotyped as a ’70s and ’80s retro style, the pastel look has managed to survive the fad and become a spring staple. Pastels began to re-emerge when Agnes Martin’s artwork began to popularize. After showing up in the art world, it did not take long for pastels to show up once more in the fashion world. Ever since then it has become the perfect way to add a pop of color to any spring look. As seen in this month’s Fashionista’s look, the pastel can easily make your casual fit a head-turning look with the right approach.

When adding a pop of color, it is best to make your outfit as simplistic as possible so as not to distract from the popping color. A T-shirt dress is usually the best way to go for those casual warm weather days and paired with a long cardigan (light or medium weight is best to achieve your look without off-balancing your body in the warm air) or even by itself can provide the best minimalistic look. Another way to go minimal is to pair a basic colored shirt with a pair of ripped or mom jeans. You can choose to use a purse or clutch as your pop or even a choker or pair of shoes can be substituted. Converse not only work in a minimalistic look but are also great shoes for the warm seasons in general.

Accessorizing with pastels is simple as well and the same accessory rule applies with it: less is more. When doing a simple look like this one, you want to do as little as possible to make sure all attention is going towards your pastel. If you were using your shoes or accessories as your pop of color, you want to follow the same logic as before. A simple color scheme can go a long way because at the end of the day it is not about what you wear but how you wear it!