You don’t need a crystal ball to predict that pastels will be big for spring … especially because Badgley Mischka alluded to this on the runway last fall. Our stereotypical sartorial calendar tells us brights for summer, warm tones for fall, dark colors in winter, and pastels come spring. Each color palette perfectly evokes the feeling of the season.
But I’m not really one to follow rules… To be honest, I get so antsy with new clothes and trends that I take them for a spin almost immediately. So single digit temperatures or not, pastels are making an appearance.
Rather than diving completely head first into a world of easter egg colors, I decided to just introduce them to my richer winter wardrobe. To do that, I paired lighter shades of grey and pink with their darker counterparts black and burgundy. They compliment each other nicely, without feeling like a case of seasonal displacement.
Coat: The Limited (similar) | Sweater: H&M (love this) | Pants: Zara (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes: Ralph Lauren (save, splurge) | Hat: Joe Fresh (more colors) | Bracelets: effYbee + Lizzibeth (similar) + Tiffany | Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
As I was mulling over the perfect piece to start my pastel obsession, this fun-sized Rebecca Minkoff tote just spoke to me. Fitting since it’s older, larger cousin (the black cherry MAB tote) was my tote-de-jour last fall. I love this itty bitty pretty because it can be carried by hand or shoulder strap, and is just big enough to fit my necessities without having to change wallets!
Single-digit temperatures? Pass the pastels.