A sweet treat for spring 2012 – pastels are back and all grown up. No longer cutesy and childish, this divine color palette in new sophisticated shapes graced the runway at Ralph Lauren, Preen and ADAM. Pantsuits were revamped in soft shades of yellow while mint green and sorbet teamed up creating an understated color combination.
Pastels don’t have to be saved for April and May; indulge early in these sugary shades. Visualize a sweet pink pump instead of a neutral shoe on your next night out. Freshen up winter knits by toting your favorite baby blue satchel.
Play with pastels this winter so by spring you’ll have mastered this delectable trend. When wearing pastels from head-to-toe keep in mind the shapes and silhouettes of your ensemble. Fit is key – no exceptions!
1. Unconditional Scoop Neck Acid T-Shirt, now $42.97
This light lemon tee adds the perfect punch to jeans and flats for day and can be toughened up with leather and metal extras for evening.
2. TFNC Dress Wrap Front Chiffon, now $62.67
This stunning frock is crafted from lighter-than-air chiffon fabric, the perfect option for date night. The sorbet shade keeps your look soft, sweet and ethereal.
3. TOY G. Denim pants, now $25
Not your typical denim, these light turquoise TOY G. straight leg jeans are the best option to give your body that long, lean appearance.
4. ASOS Pyramid Metal Tip Clutch, now $21.49
This slim, sophisticated lavender clutch is the perfect unpredictable accessory; be bold by pairing with a printed frock and edgy booties or color block with other pastels for an of-the-moment look.
5. ASOS Midi Dress in Lace, now $64.46
Don’t be tricked by this seemingly conservative look of lace, high neckline and below-the-knee hem. This form-fitted pencil cut with low-scooped back will put your mini Bodycon dress to shame.
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