[Fashion & Styling] 3 Ways to Rock the Winter Pastels

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Photos courtesy of:  Hanneli Mustaparta | Celine | Style.com | Thierry Mugler | Gucci 

When I first saw the candy-colored pastels coming down the runway, I had a momentary lapse of reason. Was I viewing Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer collections?  The seasonal colors generally fit for spring is now one of the hottest trends for F/W 2013.  From Celine, Mugler, Gucci to Victoria Beckham, designers sent out models in mint green, baby blue, powder pink, and buttercup yellow.  

In my opinion, color is a great way to uplift a depressed mood.  Given the overcast nature of our winters in the PNW, think of this as our much needed vitamin Ds.  I'll be fair, incorporating pastel colors into your wardrobe in the dead of winter, without looking like an Easter egg can be challenging.  So here's how I would winterize the trend:
  1. From head to toe, meaning apparel, accessories to shoes, allow only 2 pastel colors while keeping the rest of the outfit dark in 1-2 solid colors.
  2. Mix it up with tough winter fabrics like wool, tweed, medium-heavy knits, or leather.
  3. Style it with booties/boots and winter accessories like gloves and hats.
Check out 'Shop TET Weekly Edit' for a visual example.  It doesn't matter your size or body type, colors can be flattering for everybody.  Just pick a color that works for your skin tone, keep the entire outfit balanced color-wise, and you'll be rocking the winter pastels beautifully!


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