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WINTER PASTELS

So often winter dressing means blacks and greys now while I’m not complaining about this – black holds a very special place in my heart and my wardrobe and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

But Winter Pastels are a lovely colour addition to a winter wardrobe.

I find that sometimes the pastels are softer and kinder on the paler winter complexion.

I’m just to going come out and say it, I’m pasty white in the winter months and the only way this changes is if I invest in a spray tan, so the softer colours work well for me.

I sometimes still discriminate against pastels as they did get bad name in the 90’s when everyone was painting their houses in pink/peach/baby blue/grey, I think every second house I went to visit had the same pale colour palette.

Pastel can also feel very young and as I start to approach my 50’s (even as I type this I have a feeling of disbelief – my mind is still that of a teenager, childish and immature – don’t get me wrong I love the age I am now but sometimes life just seems to move too quickly and I can’t keep up) anyway back to what I was saying – to wear pastels successfully stick to classic items and designs, try to stay away from frills and flounces.

The easiest way to add a touch of pastel to your winter wardrobe is by adding a cozy knit or a long sleeve shirt. Both these will tie in perfectly with what you are already wearing.

Pastel colours work in well with your favourite pair of denim jeans, ponte pants, wool pants or winter skirt.

I have also added into my favourite picks below the most gorgeous and on trend dusky pink bomber jacket from Feather and Noise.

The bomber jacket is such a fun and relaxed silhouette and perfect for the weekend, wear  it as below with a white tee, a pair of ripped jeans and a pair of kicks.

If you want to add some pastel pants try the blue jeggings from Little Party Dress – I have these in black and find them easy to wear and super comfortable. These would fabulous with a slogan tee (check our Ruby and Lilli – the best slogan tees around) and a denim jacket.

In researching Winter Pastels I have tried to find pieces that cover a wide price spectrum – from $49.00 for a pale blue knit from Leelouanne to a silk shirt from Country Road $179.00.

You can choose how much or how little you want to pay to add some softness into your wardrobe.

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Runway Cover Me Blazer $75.00 | Ruby and Lilli Coral Bay Tides Top on sale $22.50 | Frankie 4 Liz Boots $299.95

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Frankie and Co Hana Overlay Top – Sand $60.00 | Feather and Noise Baxter Bomber – Dusky Pink 89.00 | Shabby Sisters Round Neck Knit – Pink $55.00

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Little Party Dress Riptide Blue Jeggings $55.95 |  Frankie and Co Hana Overlay Top – Ice Blue $60.00 | Leelouanne Boho Powder Blue Drape Top $49.00

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Sussan Shirt Insert Jumper – Rambling Rose $109.95 | Country Road Silk Bib Shirt – Nude $179.00 | Witchery Fine Pinestripe Shirt $119.95

 

Have you added any Winter Pastels into your winter wardrobe yet?

L~ F
  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    Dusty pink is such a universally flattering shade! I really need some more of this colour in my life!

    • It really is a gorgeous colour but I think you need to make sure it’s dusky pink not baby pink – the slight difference in tone really does change what it looks like

  • Pantone colours much! I love seeing colour in Winter. Pastels wash me out unfortunately, but love seeing a pop in a sea of black and white. You look pretty!

    • Pastels can have that effect – I worry because I’m pale that it will wash me out but it actually does the opposite thank goodness

  • Soft pink and and baby blue are my favourites Karen. They add such warmth without being harsh. Besides any shade of blue) I really struggle with bold colours. Love this jacket on you xx

    • I love the pastels- anything in the pink range works best for me but I do love a bit of bold colour as well, maybe not orange or yellow but hey I’m always up to try it. If it’s w disaster I will only do it once 😜

  • Yes I’ve been rocking some pastels this winter too and enjoying the change 🙂

  • Katypotaty

    I’ve thrown a lot of blush pink into my wardrobe this Winter… but haven’t taken the tags off and actually worn them! I’m such a creature of stripe-habit.

  • ADA

    Hi Karen Suzanne. I am Ada, I have stopped by before. That champagne-colored blazer and how you styled it, is beautiful. You look great!

    I welcome you to stop by. I run a Style Linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to linkup your latest. I think my readers would love your great style, too. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

    https://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/06/thursday-moda-17-and-scuba-floral-dress.html

    Ada. =))