Oh, I can’t wait to show you the segment we shot Friday.
Here’s a hint: that headband I’m wearing in these shots is a little high-five to the far more elaborate headpiece that got swapped in later on.
You’ll like it.
Anyway, check out all the pastel action going on here!
Wow, though, is it ever easy to end up looking like an Easter egg when you mix pastels. So let’s talk how not to do that!
- Don’t get too matchy: the main pieces of your wardrobe should contrast enough to make the whole look seem deliberate. Even better, pop in a little high-contrast, like a pale blue dress with a neon yellow cardigan, or top off mint-green pants with a hot pink shell.
- Balance out the girliness with black, leather, or denim (try a rugged brown belt or a faded army jacket).
- Steer clear of sweet accessories: when you’re wearing pastels, it’s time to break out the chunky heels and big hardware. Leave your kitten heels and pearls packed away. (And I ordinarily wouldn’t advise headbands with pastels…but like I said, this was a nod to what was to come in the segment.)
- Choose saccharine-free shapes (think minidresses rather than full skirts and boyfriend-cut, slouchy jackets and sweaters)…and step away from the ruffles.
Or you could just embrace the whole Easter Egg thing and roll with it. That’s fun, too.
Above, some fun mix-and-match pastel inspiration from Lovelyish.