It’s the end of July, and the heat (and humidity) is only increasing. While you’re doing all you can to stay cool, why not revitalize your wardrobe as well? Opt for a refreshing switch from the bright neons of summer with pastels. Muted in hue, pastels are a good choice whether you are spending the day in the sun or beating the heat indoors. These lighter colors are easy to layer over each other for additional impact. Pastels create an outfit with a softer look that is both feminine and chic. Periwinkle, which this week’s Fashionista is sporting, can be found on the brighter end of this candy-colored spectrum.
This Fashionista wears a whimsically patterned dress and pairs it with some tall periwinkle wedges. Her shoes add a pop of color to the mostly cream ensemble. This chiffon dress is perfect for the heat of the summer. She finishes off her look with a simple top knot and classic black wayfarers. For a look like this Fashionista’s, wear wedges that bring out the colors in your ensemble.
There are many ways to rock the pastel color scheme, whether it’s an accessory or a head to toe look. Play with texture when layering these gentle hues in order to create a look that is multidimensional and eye-catching. Spice up this girly style with studded accessories or leather pieces for a look that is as tough as it is sweet.
Spotted: The Donna Karan spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection features many models wearing monochromatic pastel ensembles.