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Ask Gull-Pastry in Pastels?

1 May

Ask Gull-Doing pastels without looking like a pastry.

We all have had the experience of watching a walking “pastry shop” strut its stuff, but how de we ourselves avoid being one of ‘those’?

Pastels are love. And now that they are in style, I keep stocking up on them-like dangerous amounts of them. What’s the best way to do a complete pastel look and at the same time avoid looking like an Easter egg?

First up, there is nothing like a complete pastel look. I had suggest don’t go making up trends that even the masters haven’t mastered yet. Always break the monotony of these shades in your dress, with embellishments, neutral colored shoes or bold, fiery accessories. For example, mellow down the pastels with an edgy dark colored jacket or a bright statement piece, like a belt. A white blouse or bottoms would also set the tone right.

Add neutrals to your pastels.

Add neutrals to your pastels.

Along with that, mix different textures, so that the lack of contrasting bright colors wouldn’t make you look monotonous, rather the drama and depth of the final result would be magnified.

A tailored jacket with basic-colored accessories.

A tailored jacket with basic-colored accessories.

Most importantly, always remember that pastels look best in pants or pencil skirts because the clash of their feminine softness with the image of a powerful woman lets you escape from looking like a macaroon even while wearing “macaroon colors”. A well tailored dress would have the same effect. And the need to add neutrals to the mix would subside.

Don't look like macaroons please.

Pretty in Pastels

I end this post with one last suggestion specifically for my beginner fashionistas; start by wearing one pastel piece in your look at a time, and contrast it with the other latest fashions like stripes or catchy prints. Alternatively, pair them with some classics, like an LWD (little white dress)! 😉

Start with baby steps.

Start with baby steps.

Pastels aren’t easy to pull off, but these tips will make managing them a piece of cake.
If all else fails, couple your pastel print pants with a neutral colored blouse, pastel heels and statement jewelry. Finish off with a tailored blazer and you have got the perfect day to night look. Or, let these photographs inspire you.

Two trends with one buy-check.

Two trends with one buy-check.

Side tip: Printed pants are the latest rage in the trendsetters and if you buy printed denims/pants in pastel colors you had be investing in a piece that will last you long, while at the same time be saving money.

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