5.23.2012

Sweet Styling Tips: 8 Tips to Wearing Modern Pastels


Thanks to mint green, pastels in general seem to be having a bit of a moment.  My favorite way to wear them is in a very modern context.  I love the juxtaposition between the sweet, girly pastels and the tougher, modern silhouettes.

Here are my quick tips on how to modernize your pastels:

1. Stay away from florals or ruffles-anything too frilly.
2.  Pick crisp silhouettes like button-ups, pencil skirts, skinny jeans, blazers and structured satchels.
3.  Pair your pastels with black or camel accents to ground them.
4. Accessorize with modern statement jewelry.
5.  Swipe on some red lipstick as a bold counterpoint.
6.  If you go for a print, pick stripes or geometric patterns.
7. Add a hint of leopard.
8.  Color block it!


Get the look:




So how do you take your pastels?

{image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

5 comments:

  1. LOVE: those flats, that geometric top and all this inspiration! Great post here lady... also, Target has booties just like that for $24.99 that I just saw this morning. They are super cute!

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  2. Love it all!! Hugs P.S. have you entered my latest giveaway? You can win summer accessories :-)

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  3. Such a cute roundup! I have the mint jeans and polish (our 4FREE beachglass) - love the pretty pastel blouses you show in the photos--right now I pair it with a jcrew liberty print in the same minty/blue color but I could use more variations :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  4. Such a cute roundup! I have the mint jeans and polish (our 4FREE beachglass) - love the pretty pastel blouses you show in the photos--right now I pair it with a jcrew liberty print in the same minty/blue color but I could use more variations :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  5. These tips are great! I will definitely be looking at adding some of these sweet shades into my wardrobe!

    ~CP, ladiesinnavy

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