STYLE GURU STYLE: Pastels for Spring

STYLE GURU STYLE: Pastels for Spring

We all have certain style staples which we find a way to work into nearly every look we put together. For some, it’s leather, a choker, or detailed rings. For others, it might be a bold lip color or a popping highlight. For me, it’s pastels. I absolutely adore pastels with my whole heart. It sounds dramatic, I know, but they are one of my favorite style staples found in my wardrobe. I’m in love with pastel hues of pink and violet especially. They have a certain elegance that I can’t help but admire. To say the least, pastels are in abundance in my wardrobe.

For this month’s look, I decided to make pastels the focal point of my outfit. It’s springtime, after all, so why not make a statement with some bright cheery colors? I layered a black turtleneck under a drop waist black dress and added one of this past year’s major shoe obsessions—Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers in a pastel pink—and a pastel purple hat from Urban Outfitters. I added detail to the look with a simple pearl necklace and my everyday rings.

While still springy, pastels are a nice change of pace from the usually seasonal favorite of florals. Pastel accessories or shoes can go with just about anything, which is an added bonus to their mood-boosting hues. My look was perfect for a day of adventuring in Philadelphia’s hip neighborhood of Fishtown. The Vans are comfortable enough for a day full of walking while still being stylish. The airy feel of the dress wasn’t too heavy for the moderately warm weather, and the hat was functional yet trendy.