3 Ways to Edge Up Your Pastels This Spring


From full frocks to printed separates, rocking pastel hues is one of Spring’s biggest trends. But if you’re anything like me, wearing head to toe pastel can feel a bit too sugary and sweet. Who wants to feel like a school girl all over again? I love welcoming the season with brightly colored pieces but I also don’t want to sacrifice my personal style while doing so.

Thankfully, there are a few ways to incorporate edge into your daily Spring attire. One easy way is to pair your pastels with some chic, edgier pieces. You can embrace this season’s sweetest candy colors with sleek and stylish add-ons from leather to metallic.

Check below for three of the hottest items to pair with your girly pastels for a playful combination:

Pair Pastels with Leather

I know you all have at least one leather jacket in your closet, so why not combine it with your pastels? After all, there are few things edgier than a worn-in leather jacket. For maximum impact, pair a light and airy dress with a black biker jacket. Alternatively, opt for a pastel top and pale leather skirt to make a Spring statement.



Blend in Boldly Printed Pastels

Prints liven up any outfit, whether you love a graphic pattern or season-ready vibrant florals. And a pastel ensemble with subtle textures can take you from charming to daring. For a twist on the classic pastel look, try a printed skater dress with a dizzying pattern.


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Pair Your Pastels with Edgy Accessories

When adding balance to an overly girly ensemble, never underestimate the power of edgy accessories. The combination of the softer pastels with the edgier details is a nice contrast and keeps your look from being too saccharine. A studded clutch or gold choker necklace serve as the perfect offbeat accent for a pastel ensemble.



What do you do to edge up your pastels? Let me in on your secrets below!

Stay Stylish,

Briea L. Curington

Author: Briea Curington

A Southern gal with New York dreams, Briea Curington is ready to take the fashion world on by storm. Having never met a pair of stilettos she didn't love, she blends her knowledge of fashion designers with celebrity style critiques and runway trend predictions. When she isn't blogging or working her day job, you can catch her shopping, hanging with girlfriends, or watching Sex and the City reruns - with her phone and Starbucks in tow!

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