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Jan 18, 2012

The Pastel Trend {Guest Post} Carly from A Simple Affair

Hello wonderful readers of Fashion Truffles!  Carly here from {a simple affair}. I was so happy when Viviana invited me over to share what trend I am most looking forward to this spring because (1)  I'm a daily reader of FT and love her style and (2) I got to look at gorgeous outfits for inspiration.

Let me preface this post with how much I am loving the neon trend right now and how oh so badly I want to add some bright pieces to my closet, well, like yesterday.  That being said, I was seriously inspired when I saw this image.


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The first thing that caught my eye: obviously the perfectly pleated skirt.  The second thing: the assortment of sorbet hues.  Yes, please. 

I know what you're thinking, and stop right there.  You will not look like an Easter egg in this ensemble.  That's what the old me would have thought.  The new and improved me calls this look sophisticated, feminine chic.  So maybe you don't wear two pastel pieces at one time or maybe you pair it your outfit with a bold bag or necklace.  Heck, throw in some neon if your heart so desires. I know I will. I firmly believe that there is a pastel piece for each and every one of you for this spring.  Here's an assortment of pieces that you can mix and match: 

I'm also loving the floral prints that are popping up so I would pair any of these outfits with this Topshop beauty:


So what do you think? Will you be sporting pastel in the near future?



Thanks for stopping by, Carly! I'm slightly obsessed with the pastel trend for the Spring (is anyone ready for Winter to be over?) and your picks have me swooning!

28 comments:

  1. I'm so ready for winter to be over! Love the pastels... so fun!

    xoxo
    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  2. Yes! Perfect for spring, and I still can't get that mint blazer you showed, Carly, out of my mind!

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  3. I don't think Carly could ever have a bad post. I LOVE THIS...and her! Thanks for having her over to share these beautiful pastels :)

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  4. Loving the easter egg comment...too funny! Great advice offered up today.

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  5. 1, 2, 7 & 8 please! I love that photo too… I almost included it in my pastel post yesterday. :) Come on Spring!!

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  6. Love pastels. It is a trend I had to warm up to, but now I'm obsessed. Especially with blush pink!

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  7. Gorgeous collection! I am also loving pastels, especially the Tibi skirt!

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  8. Great pairings Carly! I generally live in fear of pastels but your pairings inspired me to try it out.

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  9. Those pastels are gorgeous!! I love them...

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  10. Love getting new ideas for mixing in more color. (I'm a West Coast girl living in New Yorker...which means my wardrobe has gone dishearteningly black.) Not sure if pastels are for me, but I love the neon trend. Great compilation!

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  11. OMG love the pleated mint skirt- that image is perfection!!! Great post Carly.


    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  12. Ah I love Carly. Love the pleated skirt!

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  13. Ohh I'm ready for spring right now! I love the mint green pleated skirt.

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  14. Love the inspiration picture!
    Also love the pastels :)

    XOXF. - www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous picks, Carly! I'm also obsessed with pastels for Spring!!

    xo

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  16. Gorgeous picks Carly, my favorite piece is the skirt, need one!

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  17. YESYESYES! i love pastels :)
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  18. I tend to shy away from color so I'm really loving the soft pastel shades...helps me ease into it!
    these picks are gorgeous! love Carly
    xx

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  19. Great guest post! I love all of those pastel picks!
    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. i am LOVING this trend!! can't wait to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe!
    xo

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  21. loving the pastel pants! might have to invest in some of those for the spring!

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  22. Love this post Carly! Your writing style is perfection, and I admit I'm dying over the pistachio skinnies! Craziness over here!

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