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Friday, March 1, 2013

Trendspotting: Pastels with Pop

target spring fashion
When the snow begins to thaw, stores inevitably bring the pale to your wardrobe.  Pastels may be a spring fashion staple, but that doesn't mean you have to look like an Easter egg!

The designers who showed at NY Fashion Week for Spring 2013 understood that.  Like me, the Gotham style crowd likes to live in our dark colors.  So how did they bring pastels to the runway?  How do YOU bring it to your life (in an affordable way?)

One trend I saw was to keep our beloved dramatic black and accent it with pastels.  Today’s pastels are less powdery and sweet.  Actually, many of them read like a softer version of last season’s neon fad.  Labworks has terrific, edgy basics like this dramatic black peplum jacket and asymmetrical pink skirt.  You can layer multiple shades of soft Mossimo scarves and accent with jewelry of citrus colored stones.  Prabal Gurung for Target made these great pumps with a pastel splattered print.

prabal gurung spring 2013

The other runway trend from spring was to see modern pastels worked into artistic prints. Tops were paired with sleek leather basics or served as a canvas for a bold look all around.  An accessible way to get this trend is to grab one of the fantastic kaleidoscope print tops with liquid black leggings.  Prabal Gurung again takes credit for the top and the lemon yellow shoes.  Continue the drama with multi-color chevron earrings duo and a solid coral bag.  The pale coral phone case has a terrific crocodile texture (without the cruelty or price tag).

I'm loving the color options this spring has to offer.  My dark-centric wardrobe can welcome these new shades without feeling like Morticia in The Addams Family Values.

Remember the quote?  "You have gone too far. You have married Fester, you have destroyed his spirit, you have taken him from us. All that I could forgive. But Debbie... pastels?"

It’s Time for Springtime.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions
expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or
positions of Target.

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