Pastels for a Non-Pastel World

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While lots of my favorite neutrals rocked the spring runways, the pastel trend is certainly resonating at retail. I had my doubts about whether I could pull off such a sweet feminine trend or if I would have to appreciate it from afar, and then I saw this skirt in real life:

IRREGULAR FINE PLEATED SHORT SKIRT

The woman wearing it had paired it with black footless tights, a body conscious black sweater, and amazing sandals; a great way to wear a trend when it needs a bit of anchoring in reality. She looked like she was about to spring into a ballet rehearsal in the middle of the street, but like she could easily be meeting friends for brunch as well. Don’t you love looks that serve multiple duties?

I looked for other pieces I could match with my neutral and black basics. Essentially if it reminds me of ballet dancers in rehearsal as the woman on the street did, I feel there’s no way it can look un-chic. Here are some more pastel skirts that are ready to dance…or go to work.

Chiffon Flutter Skirt

The Chalyan Bark Flared Cotton Skirt is a bit of a splurge, but a very grown-up blast of sunshine:

CHALAYAN Bark flared cotton skirt

This BB Dakota Farfield Skirt has the same feel but with a deeper floral print on it, which reminds me of a million impressionist paintings:

BB Dakota Farfield Skirt

These skirts seem to be everywhere now and their femininity can be played up or down, depending on how sweet you need to be. While I plan on applying the ballet rule to my tulle (pair with black!), how will you be rocking your spring pastels?

 

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