Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Transitioning Pastels for Fall

Pastels have always been a Spring staple...but in the last couple years, we've been seeing all kinds of antiquated fashion rules being broken - yes, you can wear pastels for Fall too!
Theory sweater - FC ($18)
F21 skirt - FC ($7.50)
Jeffery Campbell wedges - FC ($18)
Vintage belt - thrifted, BB ($2)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke - FC ($40)
DIY necklace + wrap bracelet

With Fashion Week ending just weeks ago, Spring-time hues and shades are filling up the inspiration boards.  If you don't want to wait until Spring to wear your favorite pastel shades (and why should you?) here are some tips for transitioning pastels for Fall:

 Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Prada via style.com
  • Pair it with a neutral:  shades of browns and black seem to work with almost any pastel (lavender, mint, sherbet colors) so the choice is yours!
 Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Aquilano. Rimondi via style.com
  • Keep it away from your face and pair it with a print:  we all can look a little "washed out" during the colder months so if you're not sure if pastels are a flattering fit for you, just keep it on the bottom half (skirts, cigarette pants, wide leg colored jeans) and mix it with a Fall-friendly neutral print.
 Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
3.1 Phillip Lim via style.com
  • Embrace the color-blocking trend:  try sleek color-blocking with pastels or even mix your pastels with some other colors (think: lavender + plum + burgundy or mix some mint into a "sea" of greens and blues)

About my outfit:  This Theory sweater is a new purchase which I can't wait to layer button-downs under.  The weather is still teeter-tottering right now, so I wore it by itself and paired it with a short, flouncy skirt.  I Fall-icized it by pairing it with my favorite neutral: chocolaty brown.  The platform wedges add some interest and then I kept the accessories simple in neutral colors.

Would you wear pastels during Fall and Winter months?

P.S.  I did get some positive feedback about my "Best Form of Flattery" series so I'd like to maybe give it a go next week?  It will be once a week, probably on Sunday.  Please let me know if you would be interested in participating and also feel free to recommend inspiration photos!  I will continue to post this reminder in my next few posts until then.  For more info, see this post.


Style Journey said...

What a great skirt! Purple is my favorite color, so I really like this whole outfit.

Good tips on wearing pastels in the fall/winter. I don't wear a lot of pastels, but I do like them paired with dark colors (black/navy) because they seem to pop.

I saw a White House/Black Market ad campaign for an inspiration photo. It's a black turtleneck sweater, black tights and white pencil skirt. I have never done a look like that, but it looked so chic!

The Closet Shopper said...

You look fantastic! I love this color on you. But that bag and those shoes are making my palms sweat. I need them.

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Gracey said...

Oh, I love the color of this sweater on you and I can't wait to see how else you style it!

Gracey said...

Oh, I love the color of this sweater on you and I can't wait to see how else you style it!

Rin said...

Very cute! I'm all about breaking fashion rules.

Annie L said...

Love pastels.
This tan is my favorite shade in leather...it's so rich and definitely makes the pastel work for fall

Claire said...

love the way you did this! i still have some floral pastel pieces in my closet that you've inspired me to wear for fall!


Sophie Isobel said...

This is really lovely! I love the lilacs with the brown.

LV said...

You look so pretty! I love the print on your skirt and the lavender looks amazing with the brown. FAB!


Mongs said...

great color on you, I like this lavender ensemble. The brown touches are nice warm hues for the lavender outfit. The wedges are fabulous.


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Bad Joan said...

Love the colors in your outfit! And your shoes are so cute!


kileen said...

i love this pretty purple skirt!! the pattern is so pretty and the purple color makes it perfect for fall!

cute & little

Ellen said...

Your shoes are absolutely gorgeous :)

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