S/S 2012 Challenge #1: Sugar Rush

“When you’re not wearing the new super brights, you’ll be keeping it sweet in the prettiest of pastel shades.” net-a-porter.com

zara vest

“Pastel colors” for the first challenge; that’s easy.

I love the sweet cupcakes palette; think candy floss pink, baby blue, calm lavender, peppermint lime, and chiffon yellow. While I love these feminine colors, it doesn’t mean going sweet-16 overdrive with the prom frou frou style of ruffles, tulle, beads, ruche, or flowers.

So, “How do I wear pastels?”

My advise is to instill a soft and modern edge to your wardrobe this season with soft fabrics, tailored cuts, or classic accessories with pretty pastel colors.

Follow the style tips below, and you’ll be rocking pretty in pastels:

1. Pastel on pastel – Ditch the color wheel rules and go color happy with any combination of pastels; this is the perfect season to get away with it

2. Pair pastels with a neutral – Whether it’s a one-piece pastel dress or pastel separates put-together, layering it with a neutral vest or jacket will add the chic to the sweet; I personally prefer the lighter shades of cream, white, and tan when pairing with pastels

3. Pastel rock – To create a more edgy look, look out for pastel clothes, shoes, or accessories with hardware (e.g. zips, studs, leather, or metal eyelets)

4. Bold Accent – Feel free to add an accent piece to a pastel outfit with a bold bright color separate or a neon necklace

5. Accessories – Pastels work well with metallics but tone down its shine by using pieces that are perforated,  embossed, or textured

6. Wear it through to winter – Get the bang for your buck and layer it up with white, cream, or grey cashmere pieces when the next season arrives

asos cuff

– – Outfit – –

Top: Zara

Bottom: Zara

Vest: Zara

Shoes: Miu Miu


Cuff: ASOS (similar here and here), Sunglasses: Chanel 4185

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About apopofpurple

A self-professed shoe-a-holic who would be in maxi gowns 24/7 if she could! www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com
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11 Responses to S/S 2012 Challenge #1: Sugar Rush

  1. Laura says:

    Thank you so much! Love your skirt! Hope you’ll be following 🙂

  2. Renae Lim says:

    Absolutely lovely outfit, makes me wanna get some pastels too!

  3. Inés says:

    I love this challenge idea!
    The pictures are amazing, the outfit stunning and those tips are really clever…ah! ad you look fantastic in pastel tones!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jenn!


  4. Isa says:

    Love you`re style! the skirt, the wedges- i like all of this look! really nice blog

    Labelle Book

  5. Laura says:

    Thank you! Well, the blue shades don’t have a brand actually, they are promotion sunglasses for Crystal Clear 🙂

  6. love the pastels!! this is a really cute outfit

  7. runwaymonk says:

    love the colors….pretty pastels

  8. parisiansilhouette says:

    the pastel trend looks perfect on you! will definitely make a stop at Zara to get that skirt!
    Kisses from paris,

  9. Jamie says:

    Love this outfit of yours, Jen!!!!

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