Pastel. Muted is more, washed out doesn’t mean tired and boring, and edgy - hell yes. Think typical pastels; lilac, mint, lemon, baby blue, peachy pink...(you get the idea) and mix this sexy tonal trend with snakeskin, cracked black polish or leather. If Hells’s Angels meets actual angels isn’t quite your thing, don’t panic - nudes and browns are still a super hot way to big up your pastel chic without rolling out the Harley.
To put the beaut into beautiful, try colour blocking with a pastel palette. I love soft-hued skinny jeans and Topshop have a great selection at the moment. Pop these on with a lemon cami, lilac kitten heels and a mint clutch and you’ll be perfect in pastels. For a more casual look, grab the same jeans and your trusty nude heels and jacket to turn heads without screaming crazy colour.
There was never a love so sweet as that of pastel and lace, big boys from the fashion industry have been rocking this couple in their spring/summer ’12 trends. Check out Louis Vuitton’s dip dye aqua meets lace croquet dress or Dolce and Gabbana’s nearly nude, cheeky floral lace midi bodycon in forget-me-not blue! Think The Little Mermaid meets high fashion...a fairytale for the modern age.
If you want to rock this trend on a smaller scale, think face and body. Nails are the perfect way to accessorize with the best of them, minimal effort required. Pick a pastel nail colour and throw a cracked polish over it for a spicy twist, (I love BarryM Croc Nail effects). If you want to pimp up your makeup - I suggest a bold pastel lip with tanned skin, or lilac eyes with a vampy flick, the options are endless, and ultimately down to what you love. Pastel perfection is in your hands!
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