Chicistan: (noun). Land of chic; home of the attractive and fashionable.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Trend Spotting: Pretty Pastels

After making an appearance in nearly every designer's spring/summer collection, it's clear that pretty pastels are no longer just for easter time, baby showers, and dental offices. Rather they are for Chicistanis like you and I, looking to brighten up our summer wardrobes in the chicest way possible. So that I did, virtually of course.

If I were to take a peeksy into my virtual closet this is how I'd incorporate pastels.
I've created two outfits around these amazing Current/Elliott jeans. Pastel blue leopard print jeans? Yes please. Starting on the left, this outfit is for the Chicistani that really wants to embrace the pastel trend and go cotton candy chic. Yes, cotton candy chic. Confused? Just wait. I paired the jeans with a sheer lilac sweater by Joseph to be worn over an adorable Eberjey bralet. And on ze feet, pastel pink bow sandals by RED Valentino.
You see? So cotton candy chic.

But for those Chicistanis who just wanna dip their toes and not fully commit to pretty pastels, the outfit on the left is a more mild approach and perfect for transitioning in between seasons. The picture above of the denim shirt from Madewell doesn't really do it justice but it is such a light wash that it blends in perfectly with the jeans. For some more muted pastel hues, I've chosen this light grey Helmut Lang sweater and some really cool Sam Edelman loafers. To top it all off, a little Man Repeller x Dannijo around the neck and you are good to go.

And if neither of the outfits above float your boat take a cue from leading designers below and get going.
Louis Vuitton, ChloƩ, Chanel, Richard Nicoll

Christopher Kane, ADAM, Valentino, 3.1 Phillip Lim

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