Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter Pastels

Move over Spring, pastels have started a new love affair with Winter! There is nothing more calming, soft, and sweet than a pastel ensemble. As an avid lover of all black, edgy, dark garments I get a breath of fresh air when I see gorgeous mint green jeans, baby pink blazers, and baby yellow pumps etc.

I know it may seem awkward or even taboo to sport pastel colors in the winter, as winter is associated with heavy wools, furs, winter white, black, navy, brown and other neutrals. But at Ali's Fashion Sense we are all about breaking the rules and going against the grain. So pull out our airy pastel blouses, cute pastel blazers, and pastel jeans to create a new look, in the the new year!

Need some direction? You know I have your back. Try some of these trends in pastels.

Not gung ho about incorporating pastel into your wardrobe? Try getting a pastel mani/pedi. The biggest nail polish brands: Orly, Butler, Essie, OPI, M.A.C, etc. have thousands of soft colors to choose from.

Orly Sweet Collection

If you want to add pastel into your wardrobe attempt color blocking with pastel. Take some mint green skinny jeans, a peach blouse, and nude pumps to create a put together look. You don't have to stick to this color combo (although I am a little biased to this combo because it is the pastel version of my alma mater, Florida A&M with the orange and green), you can pick any pastels and mix and match using the color blocking technique. Or you can throw out color blocking all together and get staple pastel pieces like jeans, a blazer, pumps, or even a chain purse!

This Lattice Cut - Out Blouse in peach can be found at Love Culture ( for $19.90

The last pastel trend I would suggest trying is pastel lipstick!!! Yes, that's right. Lipstick. I absolutely love nude and pink pastel lips (my favorite right now is M.A.C's snob lipstick and lipglass combo). You must be a little courageous when sporting this trend because it will definitely bring attention to your lips :) But don't be shy! If it doesn't work out the first time you can always wash it off!  Keep trying until you find what color suits you best.

Pictures found on tumblr. Not sure which brand or colors these are. But check brands like M.A.C, The Lip Bar, Ka'oir etc. to master your pastel lip.

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