Spring Wishlist — Pastels

Spring has sprung, and I couldn’t be happier. There is something so carefree about being outside without a jacket, walking because it’s sunny and not because you have a scheduled obligation to hurry to, and seeing all the flowers come out of hiding. Spring is also a beautiful time for fashion, a chance to put away the coat and boots you’ve had to wear practically every day and warm up to complete style freedom. For me, this means light, cheerful pastel colors, soft flourishes, and nature-inspired motifs. Pantone’s designated Colors of the Year are Rose Quartz and Serenity, and there is no better season to wear them!

Some people think that pastel colors are okay in small doses, but they could never wear an outfit composed entirely of pastels. Yet I think head-to-toe pastel ensembles are the most fun, and it is completely possible to dress this way without looking like the Easter Bunny. The trick is to balance your pinks with blues and to let your palest blush pieces segue into nudes and creams. Drawing from 400 boutiques around the world, Farfetch is my go-to place to find pieces that are sophisticated and stand out — the best combination for a tricky trend.

 

 

Outfit 1 Take 2                                         Outfit 2 Take 2

 

Look 1 — Spring Sophisticate                            Look 2 — Pastel’s Wild Side

Dorothee Schumacher blouse, $450;         Rochas top, $394; Balmain skirt, $1,015;   Marni “Dot Macrame” skirt, $2,055;        N 21 sandals, $481; Edie Parker “Jean” clutch,  Sophia Webster ballet flats, $327;              $1,595                                                             Edie Parker “Flavia” clutch, $2,300

Outfit 3 Take 2                                 Outfit 4 Take 2

Look 3 — Super Sweet                                             Look 4 — Mixed Prints

Ryan Lo top, $445; P.A.R.O.S.H. skirt, $409;           Simone Rocha top, $723; Carven Saint Laurent  “Candy 80” sandals, $895;          skirt, $282; Red Valentino  slingback   Olympia Le-Tan My Melody clutch, $1,389      pumps, $520;   Olympia Le- Tan birds                                                                                        book clutch, $1,580

Outfit 5                Outfit 6

Look 5 — Rich Texture                                                        Look 6 — Lines that Pop

N 21 tank, $274; J.W. Anderson jacket, $1,804;         Vivetta “Mara” shirt, $296;         Twin-Set trousers, $272; Salvatore Ferragamo       Dorothee Schumacher trousers, pumps, $537;  Maison Michel “Bibi Yoko” hat,            $481; Chloe Gosselin “Lobelia” $629;  Burberry bucket bag, $665                                lace-up pumps, $680; Salvatore                                                                                           Ferragamo “Vara” clutch, $563

Outfit 7          Outfit 8 Take 3

Look 7 — Laid-Back Pretty                                Look 8 — The Dark Side

Cedric Charlier camisole, $635;                 Ermanno Scervino coat, $1,360;                Erika Cavallini “Hana” jacket, $490;             Roberto Cavalli ankle boots, $669;         Ermanno Scervino shorts, $600;        Chanel vintage clip-on earrings, $391;               Dolce & Gabbana booties, $935;       3.1 Phillip Lim “Pashli” satchel, $940                      Night Market necklace, $215;                                                                                                Olympia Le-Tan “Notebook Alice”                                                                                                clutch, $1,580;

Outfit 9      Outfit 10 Take 2

Look 9 — Chic Ballerina                                                Look 10 — Dramatic Shape

Rochas ballerina print dress, $1,416;     Simone Rocha scuba dress, $1,339;            Brunello Cucinelli cardigan, $1,310;       Giamba butterfly print stilettos, $486;            Dolce & Gabbana “Vally” slippers,         Marc by Marc Jacobs cabochon ring, $760;  Celine vintage faux pearl                $151;  Erika Cavallini brooch, $97; Serpui            bracelet, $469; Tory Burch watercolor      clutch, $406                                                      print clutch, $368

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