One of the easiest ways to compose a springlike outfit is with the use of pastels. I don't often abide by trends, and I generally abstain from writing trend-focused posts on Girl Loves Color, but today marks an exception. I've been particularly interested in pastels for some time now, seeing as we've experienced the lengthy stay of brights. Pastels are a wonderful way to incorporate the soft femininity of the spring shows and often an easier way to wear color rather than having to worry about the trouble of styling brights.
The spring shows presented a beautiful variety of takes on pastels, incorporated both into structured silhouettes and more relaxed fits. From classic high fashion brands to more contemporary lines, pastels were popular everywhere.
Left: Louis Vuitton
Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Right: Hussein Chalayan
Left: Jason Wu
All images from style.com
I'm sure most will agree that pastels are easier to wear than brights, not specifically in terms of styling but rather they are simply less intimidating. However, these hues can be quite tricky to incorporate into outfits, despite their lesser intensity. I've put together two outfits centered around pastels in order to give you some inspiration.
Pastels are a gateway to creating an outfit around a single hue. Combining different shades of the same color is consistently chic. In my example, I've used green. A classic tan trench coat is perfect for spring weather and in combination with neutral accessories allows the focus to be on the green pieces. Lace-up booties add ruggedness to a sophisticated outfit but don't feel too undone. Simple bracelets add to the effortlessness without imposing on the streamlined effect of the uninterrupted green garb.
Although my heart undeniably belongs to bright colors and prints, I have discovered an admiration for the soft delicacy of pastels. I'm hoping to see a lot of these hues on the street and in upcoming designer collections.