Spring Pastels… {A post, by me, from Today’s Woman Now! “Pastel Pretty: A sophisticated Easter look”}

Today’s Woman Now: Pastel Pretty: A sophisticated Easter look.

 

Easter Pastels by Alissa Hicks


Although pastels are a major trend this spring, Easter is the one holiday where you can always take advantage of wearing them. However, there are rules to wearing pastels and making them look pretty. Here’s how Easter pastels can be worn (properly) this year.

First rule of thumb: Your goal is not to look like an Easter egg. Don’t overdo it. This is a fine line, though; you can wear one solid pastel color from head to toe and you can even mix and match, but know where the line is drawn from fashionable to tacky.

Just like other colors, some pastels match or compliment each other, and some just don’t. Just because a blouse is pink doesn’t mean it’s truly pastel. Know what pastels are and how to match them. They should compliment each other. Pinks and yellows of the same pastel family pair well together, for example.

Although you like the look, maybe too much pastel is too much for your personality. We totally understand. Try mixing a pop of pastel with your neutrals. If you love black, a fitted black pencil skirt or cigarette ankle-length pant paired with a soft, flowy pastel (think baby blues, mint or lavender) top always works. Even better, add a fun pastel shoe to tie the look together.

Pastels also look very pretty with white. White denim or even a white dress with pastel accents is a way to play the look safe yet stay pretty and on trend this Easter and all season long.

Trend Alert! {A post, by me, from Today’s Woman Now} What I’m loving for Spring 2014

Today’s Woman Now.

Calling all those who are more than ready for spring. This year, the trends are many and the possibilities endless. See what’s in and what’s hot this season!

First, let’s talk colors. There are a lot of go-to colors for this season. With pastels, you can’t go wrong. It’s a huge trend this spring and it’s easy to mix and match colors as well. Think mints with pinks and yellows with corals. Bold colors such as cobalt blue, orange and majestic purples are also really big this spring.

The next best thing to look forward to: bold artistic prints. Florals in either pastels or bright colors are right on trend. Pick one piece and work from there. Make a statement by trying a bold print on an A-line skirt or a fitted dress paired with summer booties.

More on the casual side of the trend forecast, oxford shirts and white trousers are making a statement. White trousers are more of a tricky trend, however. Be careful with what you pair them with. If they are relaxed or loose, a more fitted top is best. White with a bold orange top is a definite DO! On the other hand, re-think your usual oxford shirt. Pair with shorts, white trousers or an artistic print skirt. Go for blues, light greens and white, sleeveless and long sleeved. It’s a simple look that makes a big statement.

 

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