How do I wear that trend…pastels

Mar 30, 2012 by -2012-pastel-colors/

So Easter is coming up and those of you who celebrate may be planning to don your prettiest pastel outfit for Easter Sunday but pastels don’t have to be reserved just for Easter. Pastels were all over the runways for the spring and they are a great way to feel summer-y. The unfortunate thing about pastels is that if not done right, they can easily move from chic to costume-y. I also want to suggest some ways to incorporate the pastel trend that goes beyond just wearing a pastel colored shirt.

1. Shoes! Yes I know I’m always talking about shoes but they are truly a great way to experiment with trends without feeling overwhelmed by it. You don’t even have to get super fancy shoes. You can rock a pair of pastel colored pumps with a pair of dark jeans and a white, black or gray t-shirt and be fly.

2. Accessories, most specifically hair accessories. You can wear pastel hair accessories and look very girlie and cute and on trend. You can do headbands, hair ties or even pastel flowers. I would suggest visiting stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Dots to browse their hair accessory section for a great pastel piece. Wear it like a pop of color and match it with clothes in a similar color group. For example, if you’re wearing orange, go for an orange pastel hair accessory. If you’re wearing red or blue, go for a pastel pink or pastel blue.

3. Pants! One of the hottest trends is colored jeans. You can do pastel as well as bright colors. If you’re more daring and ok with diving into trends, look for a pastel pair of jeans or pants and wear those with either a neutral top (brown, black, tan or gray) or take it a step further and do the colorblocking trend. Check out the last post How do I wear that trend…colorblocking for great tips and use your pastel piece as the base.

These are just a few ways you can do the pastel trend and look great and not at all like you’re going to an Easter program (unless you are of course!). If you try this trend, let me know. Send a picture of yourself rocking the pastel trend to info [at] cluelessfashionista [dot] com and I’ll do a follow-up post featuring your pictures.

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How do I wear that trend…white with neutrals

Apr 16, 2011 by

For the record, I am not a fan of wearing all white. It’s largely because I can never seem to keep my white clothes clean when I’m wearing them. I always find a way to drop something on me or rub up against something that leaves my crisp, white piece of clothing dirty. So I became anti-white clothes. I rarely wear white shirts and don’t own any white pants. I have one white denim skirt that I’ve had for several years and have worn it maybe three times.

It’s a problem, I know.

However, a great looking white outfit can really make you pop in the summer. For some reason, a crisp, white outfit can really make your skin glow even if you haven’t had a chance to visit the beach. So I invite all of you to try out this wonderful trend of wearing white with neutrals. It’s a great way to turn a neutral into a pop of color and break up the white some. I like it and I think I’m going to give it a try this summer.

You can also make this trend work for you. If you aren’t comfortable wearing all white, you can wear a lot of white with a neutral or pastel piece. For example, wear a white t-shirt with khaki shorts and cute white sandals. Your accessories can be white as well. This way you still have the effect of wearing white but the khaki shorts tones it down some.

I would love to see your white and neutral outfits. Please don’t hesitate to share pictures. You can send them to info {at} cluelessfashionista {dot} com.

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