We have officially entered the most wonderful time of year at Wake Forest University. The sun is shining, the quad is blooming and wearing Jack Rogers every single day of the week is completely acceptable. It’s spring! Dressing for warm weather is a joyous experience when you live in the south; promising playful Lilly Pulitzer dresses, beautiful silk tank tops and never-ending pairs of those perfect J.Crew chino shorts, what’s not to love?

More so than previously, this spring I have found myself drawn to pastels. I love the way they pair effortlessly together and essentially serve the same function as a traditional neutral when temperatures begin to rise. While it may seem difficult to incorporate these girly tones into your everyday wardrobe, have no fear… it’s shockingly easy. Start by replacing one neutral from your outfit (say white jeans, or a gray mini) with a pastel piece in a similar cut (try mint jeans or a coral mini), and I promise you will be surprised by how much you love the pretty style upgrade this swap gives you. Feeling bold? Try rocking pastel on pastel, like our featured Fashionista did, and pair those mint jeans with a light pink top or pale blue T-shirt.

This Fashionista looks perfect in pastel, building her outfit around soft yellow, lavender and champagne. Her purple sun dress is simply adorable and the addition of embroidery around the hemline creates a long, flattering silhouette. A buttery, lightweight cardigan promises to keep her warm throughout the day and into the evening as temperatures begin to drop. Classic, gold sandals complete her spring outfit and add a pop of sparkle to her otherwise matte fabric choices. Spring perfection!

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