With Spring in the air, 'tis the season for pastel shades. If you're like us, then you may have shied away from pale hues in the past for fear of turning your home into one giant nursery, but the contemporary shapes and cool, eclectic designs of these pieces offer a more polished spin on pastels. To brighten your space and channel a fresh, season-appropriate style, check out these beautiful pastel picks in a range of softer shades!
Fashion is having a pastel moment right now — everything from dresses to shoes to sunglasses have been dipped in these softer shades for Spring. Runways including Louis Vuitton, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Vera Wang debuted lighter looks for this season, and style setters like Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Kirsten Dunst have already tested out the trend. Accordingly, we headed over to Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills and styled up some Spring-perfect outfits using a pastel palette. From a breezy daytime look to a sequined minidress, watch to see how you can wear pastels from day to night. On Allison McNamara: Proenza Schouler dress.
The purple, green, and gold Mardi Gras beads are all boxed up and the verdant shamrock decor has come and gone. Now window displays are filled with sweet pastels, so you know what holiday is on its way. Take this quiz to see if you can name the soft hue of a few stylish furnishings.
Designers Christopher Bailey, Donatella Versace, and Michael Kors all went for light candy colors this season using dusty rose, powder blue, pale peach, mint, and lilac prominently in their collections. If the thought of looking too similar to an ice cream cone makes you nervous, we suggest sticking with the Charlotte Olympia platform pumps above. After all, they do look exceptional with a little black dress.