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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pastels Rule



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Spring has sprung which means you can get your favorite pastel pieces that were hidden away all winter. If you are like me, however, you incorporated pastels into your outfits throughout the cold weather months. The old societal rule about excluding pastels from fall and winter wear can be thrown away. I threw them away awhile ago, in fact. I won’t restrict the colors I wear during cold weather months due to some ancient fashion rules. Isn’t that what layers are for? I proudly let my pastel tops peak out from underneath sweaters and blazers. That’s right my pastel pieces and my winter separates are besties.

Pastels are on many spring fashion trend lists but I don’t understand the point in listing pastels as a spring fashion trend. I think it is universally understood that when spring arrives pastel clothing and accessories will once again come out of hibernation. So why are they on so many spring trends’ list around this time of year? I think it is almost a way of being reassured that it is now fashionably acceptable to start wearing pastels again. Designers offered up a plethora of spring looks on the runway to inspire us. Note: The looks below are from Prabal Gurung's S/S14 collection. The photos are courtesy of Fashion Bomb Daily.
 






I don’t know what this says about those of us whom wear clothing in shades like baby blue or mint green year round. Are we rebellious? I am sure some of us are; however, my primary reason for continuing to wear garments in shades like pale pink during cold weather season is to always carry a little bit of spring with me. It’s the kind of pick-me-up that serves me well during winter. I am so gratified that there are many more like me including fashion designers who believe pastels can be proudly worn throughout the year. Did you see any of the A/W14 runway shows? Some designers apparently don’t put pastel shades in the out of sight out of mind category when creating fall and winter clothing. Many ready to wear collections contained pastel clothing and accessories.
  

As I reminisce about this past fall and winter, I remember the prominence of pastel pink coats. Many people were thinking pink in spite of the blistering cold of this past fall and winter. I was cheering the wearers of these coats on as they proudly wore their pastel pink, or as many of us call it princess pink, coats. I wanted to join them but I don’t do well with pastel coats. It’s a long story. I will just state that I still have a lot of the tomboy in me. This is also the reason I don’t own any white coats but I digress.

The plethora of garments in pastels are perfect for spring so why not find the palette that speaks to you and revel in pastels annual return to the limelight? You can also follow the color-matching tips below when styling an outfit containing pastels or beat to your own drum if you are more adventurous when it comes to style:

  • Mint green pairs well with pink, light yellow, blue, brown and purple hues.
  •  Baby blue pairs well with green, pastel yellow, purple shades, red, brown and other shades in the blue family.
  •  Pastel pink matches well with other pastels such as peach, lavender and mint green; however, it also looks superb with shades such as grey, black and red.
  •  Radiant orchid, the color of the year, pairs well with shades of pink, pale green, pastel yellow, grey, brown and colors in the purple family.
  •  Peach combines well with orange, apricot, pale or deep blue shades, mint green and brown.

Take a page or two from Lupita Nyongo and Naomi Watts lookbooks and get out and about in pastels. It's  time.



What do you think of pastel colors? Are you crazy for them or do you live without them?

Thanks so much for reading my blog.

58 comments:

  1. lovely post... thank you for sharing ideas ... i love pastel colour...make me calm...
    xoxo

    www.mysecretfabulous.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Verna. Pastel colors are so pretty. I am so ready for clothing in lighter colors after the harsh winter weather.

      Sharon

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  2. I now love pastels. I just recently posted a few outfits with them - I even created a Autumn Winter like outfit using a pastel jacket.
    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

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    1. Hello, Kiri:

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Your blog is wonderful. I like the pleated skirt and pearl necklace you wore in your pastel post. The photos in your recent post are amazing. The photographer is very talented. I hope you return for a future visit. I would love to stay in touch.

      Sharon

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  3. I love these new pastel nuaces !
    kiss Giulia

    http://www.thefashionmamas.com/

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      Sharon

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  4. Yo have a point - I always wonder why every single fashion magazine is saying - Pastel are now in - They are perfect spring combination and they are always in! My favorites are pastels in shade of green and purple! Love the article!
    Dee

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    1. Thanks so much. I don't get it. It's like they have to make a formal announcement instructing women that it's ok to wear pastels again. LOL

      Sharon

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  5. Me encantan los colores pasteles!!
    Bss
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you like the post.

      Sharon
      http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  6. great selection! love pastel nuance!
    kisses
    Ann'so M
    http://annsom.blogspot.fr/ (concours sur le blog )

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    1. Thanks, Ann'so, for providing your input. I am happy you visited. I love pastel colors; although, I will never give up my love for black, white and red:).

      Sharon

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  7. I love this trend, already bought some cute pastel items ^^

    I started new blog yesterday, hope you have some time to visit it :))
    Good luck!
    xx
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    1. Hello, Olga:
      Thanks for leaving a comment. Your blog is great. I hope you have an opportunity to go to many more fashion shows through the years.

      Sharon

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  8. Sharon I have to admit, I haven't been much of a pastel person. Its not that I don't like the hues, I simply haven't made adjustments for them in my wardrobe until recently when I purchased a lovely peplum in baby pink and splashes of brighter hues. I don't think I can wear pastel from head to toe. I tried it once and felt it was unsuccessful. I need my black. If white was considered a color, then perhaps it would represent my pastels :)

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    1. I can certainly understand, Brenda. I am partial to pastel pink and mint green but I do adore black, red and white.:)

      Sharon

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  9. Love pastels!! nice post!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog
    Gracias por pasar por mi blog.
    Un beso fuerte,

    Marián from Go fashion go (.com)
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    1. Hi, Marian:

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate your input and your visit.

      Sharon

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  10. I love pastels! Every outfits look really amazing.

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: SPIKED-SOUL.BLOGSPOT.COM :)
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks so much, Elwira. I visited your blog. Your posts are so interesting. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  11. I love pastels it means spring is coming! I especially love the Lilac dress!

    C.C.

    http://boujeeandbroke.com

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    1. Pastels are a nice change from the darker colors associated with fall. That lilac dress is so chic. It is my favorite too.

      Sharon

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  12. The perfect colors for my favorite season (sping).
    I really love pastels (pink and baby blue <3 )
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thanks for your comment. My favorite pastel shade is pink. I love your blog and am so glad you visited mine.

      Sharon

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  13. Great inspirational runway look. Wish I could pull off the pastel look. Great post =)

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com
    http://instagram.com/theskimplelife

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    1. I am so glad you commented on this post. Pastels are so pretty. I look forward to wearing them more since spring has finally arrived.

      Sharon
      http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  14. Me encantan los colores pasteles!!
    Bss
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. Thanks for your comment. Pastels are absolutely beautiful.

    Sharon

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  16. beautiful colors!
    www.donnaiveh.blogspot.com

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    1. They sure are, Iveta. Thanks for commenting.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks, Petra. I look forward to your next blog post. Have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  18. Im growing fond of the lavender and mint colors.

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    1. They are pretty shades. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope you have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  19. I love pastels <3

    www.izabielaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Izabela:

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  20. the all pastel shades are my favorite for this summer,great selection
    I posted a new article, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    fashion blogger pamela soluri
    kiss

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    1. Hello, Pamela:

      Your post was excellent. I love the coat and boots you wore in the photo shoot. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your comment. Should you wish to follow each other let me know.

      Sharon

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  21. I love pastels and that mint green number is fab! Great post.

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    1. Hi, Whitney:

      Thanks so much. I am so glad you decided to visit my blog and to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      Sharon

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  22. great post!
    http://antapal.blogspot.gr

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    1. Hi, Anta:

      Thanks so much for your visit and comment. I hope you have a wonderful week.

      Sharon

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  23. Great Pictures! I am so into pastels this season, especially some pastel hair… so fun.

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    1. Thanks. It is time for pretty, light colors. I am so glad spring has sprung. I hope you have a great week.

      Sharon

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  24. Hi Sharon, great post, I love color and I just wear what I feel like, year in year out. Thanks for visiting my blog. Much appreciated!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Elsie. I agree wholeheartedly with your comment.

      Sharon

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  25. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I follow you (bloglovin + GFC) and welcome to visit my blog about fashion.

    P.S.
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      Sharon

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Gabriel. I just visited your blog. I enjoyed your latest posts about H & M. I have followed you on GFC.

      Sharon

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  27. So many pretty picks, but I have to say, the Rachel Zoe look is my favorite!

    Runway Chef

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Alyssa. The Rachel Zoe look is captivating.

      Sharon

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  28. I love pastels almost as much as brights. And I do wear them all year round!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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      Thanks so much for your comment.

      Sharon

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  29. I just love the wide leg pants. They look amazing!!!
    xoxo,
    Mel
    http://wondermika.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am appreciative that you like the post.

      Sharon

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  30. I love the colors you chose here :) OMG I want pants in those colors <3

    xoxo, Daniela

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    1. They are so pretty. I love them all. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment.

      Sharon

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