Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Colorblocking: Pastels

There is nothing I love more right now then colorblocking and pastels. When I saw a few of my favorite fashion bloggers -- like La Vagabond Dame and Lust for Life --- rocking pastels on pastels I knew this was a trend for me that I have to try.

Left: La Vagabond Dame                                      Right: Lust for Life


Unlike most colorblocking I feel like the pastel colorblocking trend can work for the most faint at heart. It helps that pastels are toned down and not overwhelming...like playing with brighter tones. The basic rules of colorblocking pastels are pretty simple and fun.


Spring Colorblocing: Pastels


Begin with a light tone pastel color-- like the mint green Topshop jeans-- and a darker tone-- MTWTFSS blouse-- in the same shade or family group: blues and greens, purples and pinks. Keeping it all together help keep the look unified. To keep the look toned down introduce neutral tone accessories like the Kelsi by Kelsi Dagger wedge sandals. Kick up the look and mix in a another pastel accessory like the R&Em bag.

Last week I tried out the look and paired up my H&M blue pants with my light mint green American Apparel top that I had bought at their Warehouse Sale. I mixed in neutrals with my H&M blazer top and Jeffrey Campbell wedge sandals. I pulled in another shade of pastel by using my R&Em bag






 
Blazer: H&M
Shirt: American Apparel
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: c/o R&Em

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

I have a feeling there will be a lot of pastel colorblocking in my near feature. What do you think of this look? Will you give it a try?

43 comments:

  1. I LOVE this look! I am definitely going to be picking up a few more pastel colored tops to wear with my favorite seafoam green pants.

    xx Olivia
    IWANTTHESESHOES

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  2. I love the outfit , I will give it a go,


    xoox

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  3. fine bag :))

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  4. Such a great look. I really love how you've styled it :)

    www.stylingmylife.com

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  5. This a really cute outfit! Love it! The shade of the bag is one of my favorite colors!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  6. So true the pastel trend is so in right now. I love how you paired it with neutral colors.

    XX,
    Jess

    jessnothinless.blogspot.com

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  7. I love pastel colors. esp nail polish!

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  8. I Love this outfit so much!! Kisses from mynicestworld

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  9. Looking greatttttt.... I love your bag!!! Great post!
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  10. Wow your looks and the two others are all amazing! So cute! Loveeee pastels.

    xo
    Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  11. ahhhh your shoes!! im gonna save all my monies and buy those, thank you for that. i like your color blocking, and the ones those bloggers made are gorgeous. i still cant get over those shoes...

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  12. you did such a great job pairing your outfit and yes color blocking is so much fun and looks so great!
    xo,
    lMQ

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  13. Thanks so much for your comment! your blue jeans are super cute! x

    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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  14. lovely look:)
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  15. You did an awesome job at colour blocking again, I even noticed you went as far as matching your toes to your jeans. I love that attention to detail!

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  16. oh! I've also admired both of these bloggers for their amazing styling of pastel colours. I love your take on it too- those skinnies and bag are just gorgeous! :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  17. great look ..i love ur bag!the color is amazing!!La Folie 

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  18. great outfit !! love the combination of pastels !! new follower hope u can visit my blog aagain soon x x

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. gorgeous! I've colorblocked with brights and neons before, but not yet with pastels. I'm going to try it out!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  20. So gorgeous! I love the colors of the blue and peach. xx

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  21. Oh its a very nice outfit xx

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  22. Your inspiration is amazing! I love this style will def have to try it too!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  23. I love your bright blue jeans! And the coral bag fits in perfectly with the outfit.

    hudsoneast.blogspot.com

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  24. I was going to invest in a pair of white skinnies, but now you got me thinking about the bright blue ones...! :o) These are super amazing!

    x

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  25. Love the pants! and your remmy &emmy bag is adorable too ! I also awarded you with a blogger award, you can check it out here at http://backalleysandboulevards.blogspot.ca/2012/04/award.html !

    Kristine.

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  26. These are pretty outfits. stunning and pretty!

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  27. omg i love your take on the pastel trend! that pants, i love:)

    Love, Paxie
    www.aisaipac.com

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  28. i absolutely love this trend! its something I've never truly thought about until reading your post :)
    i have to try that sometime!
    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  29. I love pastel color !! Your jeans is amazing :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this trend on you! Such a great outfit
    xLauren

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  31. Baby blue is my faaaave color, so naturally I love those jeans!

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  32. Very good ideas i´ll be back soon!

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  33. Love that you grounded the look with chunky black wedges...definitely lends a bit of edge to an otherwise super sweet look...great move!

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  34. You look great!! I need mint pants!

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  35. In love with your outfit especially the shoes ! They are divine !

    We like your blog , maybe we can follow each other ?

    Hope to see you soon on our blog X

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  36. i also love pastels! great pants :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  37. Cute outfit love ur bag
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  38. stunning! love how you took inspiration from other bloggers! Olivia Lopez has amazing style!
    xx
    -S
    Ginger and Lace

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  39. This is such a good idea!
    www.enchantingbeautyy.blogspot.com

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Thank you for your comments!! I look forward to reading them!