Pastel Party

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pastel hues are perfect for polished daytime dressing. These candy-inspired colors add a punch of playfulness to any ensemble while looking light and ethereal. Give the look sophistication by adding heels and bold jewelry.
Accessories are a great way to incorporate color into your look. A fun pair of statement earrings like these give an outfit personality and glamour. 
This shimmery top is one of my favorites because it adds shine without looking too gaudy. It's an example of refined glitz at its best. And the best part is that it's neutral and therefore goes with anything! 
Metallic heels are trending and add an eye-catching element to any look. When paired with pastels, they become extra dazzling. 
The subtle sparkle in this top make it nighttime appropriate as well. Throw on a leather jacket and skinnies and you're good to go. 
Soft lavender is a lovely spring-to-summer transition color. It's bright and youthful and its versatility is pleasantly surprising.  
Make an impact by wearing two statement jewelry pieces at once. If the items compliment each other then you're not taking anything away from the outfit. Just make sure your clothing isn't pattern-heavy or busy and the metals of the items are the same. 
Don't forget about the details! This pink bracelet adds yet another pastel dimension. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)! 
[top: Ann Taylor, shorts: J Crew, heels: Zooshoo, earrings: boutique, pearls: Jacqueline Kennedy Collection, bracelets: Ann Taylor]

This girly spring/summertime look was inspired by the beautiful colors of the season. Once the weather turns warm, it's so easy and fun to bring color back into your wardrobe. I always start with pastels because they're not as loud as neons yet they're much more delicate and fresh than bolds. 

When creating a pastel outfit, just remember not to go overboard. It can be hard not to pile on as many pastels as you can find, but moderation is key. Stick with a few pastels pieces and make sure to include some neutral items to elegantly tie the whole look together. 


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75 comments:

  1. Great look, Kat! I love the combining of all the metallics with the pastels! You are always so ultrafem, I love how girly and sweet you looks always come together.

    xx, C
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  2. Sequins, sparkle and pastels and metallics oh yeah! Your photos are getting better I can see a difference in the quality.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  3. Nice mix of pastel colours! They suit you very well.

    House of Illusions

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  4. Just found your blog and its lovely! Great post :)

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  5. I love pastels pieces too, it's hard to find right ones, though. I've got to say you look really elegant and chic in those items, I love the way you added such pearly necklace. It makes the outfit looks complete!
    Wish you a great day ahead, dear:)

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  6. These are beautiful colors. I mixed pastels and metallic together for my Birthday, and it is most flattering. You look beautiful. Rachelxo

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  7. I love those shorts! They are perfect for summertime. Great pick :)
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  8. Love the pastels. Your earrings are so pretty

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  9. Cute outfit Kat! That earrings is so adorable <3

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  10. OMG! Your earrings are fabulous! The mint colour is my favourite! I like your sandals too! Very cute outfit! :)

    Have a great weekend!!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  11. Really love your shoes!!
    xx,
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  12. This color pallet looks so beautiful on you with your skin and dark hair. Love those metallic heels!

    Xo, Amy Ann
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  13. You look divine Kat.
    This top looks amazing on you
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  14. Gorgeous pastel shorts, you look gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  15. you look so stunning Kate ! love your outfit :) xx
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  16. The lavender shorts are so pretty! Happy Friday!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  17. Beautiful! wishing you a great weekend…
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  18. Awww you look classy chic Kat. The colors are so perfect for summer. I dont know but there is something about light colors on summer that one I look at it it has a cooling effect. Your makeup and accessories are flawless too. Have a great Memorial weekend.

    xo
    Sam
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  19. very pretty
    xo

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  20. Beautiful pastel look! Love the heels and accessories!
    Have a nice weekend!

    KARAMODE

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  21. Wonderful combo, I like pastel shades, tha sandals is perfect as your nice selection of item for spring, have a nice weekend!

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  22. Wow, this pastel colors looks so good on you. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  23. Gorgeous!! These photos are great & I really love your hair here! Fab! <3

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  24. Stunning! You've chosen a perfect top and like you said, it adds shine but not too much ;) Also, love the idea of wearing it as a day and night outfit :) xx Maja
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  25. Amazing outfit. And I'm in love with the shoes - They would look so good with every outfit!

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  26. Pastels are my favorite color combination to wear in spring! You look so pretty and sweet in your outfit! Reminds me of a a delicious sorbet! :)
    You always know the best accessories for your outfits Kat! That pearl necklace is like a cherry on top! And I am definitely in love with your heels!

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  27. Kathleen, you look beautiful. I love those earrings on you, suits you very weel.
    Hugs!
    Dusana :-)

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  28. I love this look, Kat! So age appropriate and chic!

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  29. Sper cool outfit and very nice outfit too
    Very great pieces
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  30. lovely look!! shoes are great!!
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  31. you look absolutely amazing!♥ lovely outfit!:)

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  32. You look so beautiful.sexy too
    Love the whole look great shoes dear
    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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  33. Hello, I love this outfit on you!
    I love this whole look especially the necklace!
    I’m looking forward to read your next post! 

    Xx Julia
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  34. Pastels suit you my dear :) kisses x

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  35. Fabulous dear!
    Have a blessed week ahead of you!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  36. love everything!! top,shorts,earrings n shoes :)
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  37. Beautiful outfit!

    I am following you now on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

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  38. Such a beautiful feminine look! Love your stunning and very elegant jewelry

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  39. Love the pastel trend, this looks is just gorgeous :) Loving your accessories and blouse!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  40. love this look from head to toe!!

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    xx

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  41. Absolutely love the use of colors . I am so in love with your metallic heels !

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  42. You look absolutely lovely Kat! The pastels look amazing on you and as always those accessories add the most beautiful touch :)
    Also, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! :)
    Hope you're having a gorgeous Monday!xx
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  43. you look so cute, dear!
    love the heels)

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    love, Yulia

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  44. The shoes <3 And I love how the necklace goes with the top!

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  45. I love your sandals! :) http://outsidefashioncatwalk.blogspot.com.es/

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  46. Gorgeous outfit. I love the metallic details. I wouldn't have ever thought to pair that top with those shorts...but I love!!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  47. Such an elegant outfit! You look beautiful, and amazing legs too by the way! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  48. You look beautiful! Especially love the earrings, the shorts and your heels!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

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  49. Hi my sweet Kat.
    Wishing you an adorable day
    Kisses
    Maggie D
    The Indian Savage diary

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  50. Stunning outfit! Love the metallic with the pastel

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  51. Omg Kat!! Amazing and beautiful pastel look. The silver heels are to die for :)

    xx Mira

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  52. Love the pastels with the earrings, looks fabulous!

    xx,
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  53. OMG those ear rings are amazing! Such an elegant look!

    Lou x
    Bluebird | Beauty and life blog

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  54. NIce look!!
    Loving those high heels darling and you look beautiful.
    Kisses

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  55. You look lovely dea!! The heels are amazing and goes perfectly with this outfit!! kisses

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  56. you look beautiful..
    I love your earrings..

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  57. love your outfit and the make-up so nice :)! You look beautiful :)!
    xo

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  58. Great look! Love the shimmering top with your heels!!

    xx,
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  59. you rock girl <3
    love this look!
    xoxo
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  60. the shorts are stunning! my favorite color :) you are so beautiful

    Alexa <3
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  61. You are absolutely stunning! And your outfit is so pretty, I love it!
    xo Olivia

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  62. Perfect, perfect, perfect! This monochrome is so perfectly done!

    <3
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  63. Love those pastel colors on you.

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