TREND: A Soft Summer Palette

As summer has finally arrived many of us are ready to enjoy it in full force, however the weather has yet to catch up. With much of the East Coast under a massive rain cloud for the past few days (and the next few apparently) it is heartbreaking not being able to finally frolic around in our beloved summer dresses and shorts. The alternative: a soft color palette. During this weather the neon orange shirt in the back of your closet might not be the right fit with the weather, however a pale pink pair of pants is an ideal match. The pastel color embraces the notion of summer, while not screaming it. This trend, in contrast to the neon trend, is a complete opposite. Designers, such as Cacharel and Antonio Berardi exemplified both the neon and pastel palettes in their Spring 2011 runway shows. The blush tones grasp the more feminine side of summer with the colors and the subtle attention to detail. This Fashionista’s white blouse has lace detailing that catches the eye only after a careful look. The shirt compliments the pale pink pants, which is easily a summer staple. Her accessories are one of my favorite aspects of her outfit. They completely contrast with the girly look of her outfit, giving it a twist. Specifically, her gold multi-chain necklace and hinged knuckle ring are two pieces that stuck out of me. Jewelry with this chunky nature gives the outfit a newfound characteristic. Overall, this Fashionista’s combination of distinctly different trends found the right balance to create a feminine look with a touch of edge.

Hint: The pale pink pants can be found at Zara and can be worn with a range of outfits, varying from a casual look like this Fashionista, or matched with a silk top, blazer and a pair of summer wedges for a more dressed up look. As for a touch of edge, try a hinged knuckle ring for yourself to see if the style is right for you.

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