When Easter rolls around every year, pastels and florals fill the stores, and although I definitely love both pastel colors and floral patterns, I’m always a little hesitant to wear them because I feel like I’ll look like a little girl. But it turns out that with a few easy styling tricks, you can wear those pastels and look sophisticated, mature, trendy, or even sexy. Really, they can be for everyone!
Click through for 6 outfits and 8 tips to style your pastels for spring and Easter!
6 Ways to Wear Pastels 1 of 7
Click through for 6 ways to wear pastels without looking like a little girl!
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Tip #1. Try pairing your pastels with rich, dark hues, like this burgundy pencil skirt.
Tip #2. To offset the light, juvenile nature of some pastels, pair it with edgy pieces, like leather or leopard.
Find the mint sweater at Target for $15!
Find similar leopard heels at Dillards for $79.
Find a similar leather skirt at G by Guess for $30.
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Tip #6: If you're nervous about looking like a little girl, try pastel pieces in classic shapes, like this classic feminine A-line skirt. Or, if your pastel pieces are not a classic shape, pair them with other classic pieces, like pointy black heels or a simple striped top.
Find a similar top at Forever 21 for $10.80.
Find the skirt at LeanneBarlow.com for $130.
Color Variations 6 of 7
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