As an avid fan of the color black, my current obsession with pastels has me a bit concerned. I’ve always been the girl who wears black year-round, sporting black jeans in the winter time and black dresses in the summer. Black is such a versatile color, so my new found love for pastels has me experimenting with new ways to wear the spring shades. The Oscar de la Renta spring 2015 ready-to-wear show was one of the runway shows this season that gave me major pastel inspiration.
The runway was filled with light blue gingham prints, off the shoulder tops, some very delicate materials and many different shades of pink. This Texas heat has me thinking pastel trench coats might not be the best attire for my daytime looks, but that I could easily take the colors and rock them in my own way.
Off-the shoulder shirts are slowly piling up in my closet. They’re so easy to style, whether they’re paired with skirts or high-waisted jeans, and I can’t get enough. My blush pink off-the-shoulder top was a perfect way to combine two of the trends I saw on the runway, and it’s also wardrobe malfunction-proof for those spring and summer breezes. My light-wash denim shorts went along with the pastel theme, and the soft material means they’re comfortable enough for any summer plans.
My little white sneakers are a fairly new addition to my wardrobe, and I love how lightweight and effortless they are. Throwing them on with any outfit makes it casual, but wearing them with cute socks takes them up a notch on the fashion ladder. The socks were my take on the dainty material seen on the runway, since delicate flowers aren’t always easy to wear. The colorful shapes on the socks keep them so fun and the thin mesh material means your feet will thank you after a long day outdoors.
I suppose it’s time to admit that I’m a proud pastel wearer. It’s taken me a while to get to this point, but I’m all in now. I’ll never truly abandon my one true love (the color black), but for now I’ll be on the hunt for more spring colors to brighten up my closet.