Pastello, Goodbye Neon

Sometimes I really question the functionality of my judgement, enter a title that starts Pastello, hello. It should have just been “On Embracing the Easter Bunny as a Style Icon” or something of that variety. Re: the former half, just kidding, you don’t have to say goodbye to neon; that was written for dramatic effect and so that “pastello” would be given some context. Ultimately, it was a sad attempt to manipulate and combine the words pastel and hello. So anyway, don’t say bye to neon. Do however, make room for a few new hues reminiscent of those pesky colored eggs, as we collectively salute a minute migration from brighter colors–most notably known to blind our counterparts–to muted one.

photo via Fashion Squad, 3.1 Philip Lim’s S/S 12 runway
One collection’s forecast isn’t typically reason enough to jump on a trend but if you can think as far back as my S/S 2012 round-ups, you will remember I’d paid tribute to the introductory Easter wear at Acne, Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane and personal favorite Mulberry. The above image is the only photographic portrayal here because the photoshop work is fly and when I try to crop models they end up losing limbs. I know, it doesn’t sound so bad, but it’s ugly. I may be projecting, who knows. Hey look, on the same runway, just a few struts later, the most divine unapologetically 1985-chic super light wash denim vest made its debut.
This vest had me thinking: I’ve likely taken interest in pastel coloring because of personal adoration for almost white blue jeans. How better to compliment your baby blue denim than with a few pastellos? Groundbreaking, really. Let me try to remedy that with a jolt of real(ish) life. Today on “if the internets were my closets,” a selection of pastel offerings to kick start the trend right now. Because thirty degree temperatures don’t have to mean black and grey, grey and black. Unless you’re going for a monochrome-with-my-soul winter vibe. Can’t stand in the way of that.
From left: A J Brand light wash denim jacket will work perfectly layered over a mint green knit, this one’s by Acne, which will replicate that sentiment over a sweet touch of pale pink Equipment. Try a pair of ivory skinny-loose pants. I know that sounds unusual but I also know you get me. Skinny legs, loose crotch, collective win. The ones shown are by The Row and while on heavy sale on Net-a-Porter still cost a whopping $500. Try your luck at Zara. Tuck your ivory pants into white Chucks, add a tote that says mellow yellow but means crazy bitch and adorn your wrist in DANNIJO’s signature sting ray cuffs. No pastel arm party is complete with pastel nail polish so inhale some toxins and paint, paint, paint. Days like yesterday and collages like this make me wish I lived in LA. What? I end with this: so, how does thee like my new site-look? I was going for full face-life but settled on a few botox injections. For now.

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Thoughts?
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    This is perfect for spring, neon for summer

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Those Philip Lim pieces are amazing– I love how loose and comfy they look. And I'm coveting the mint sweater from the bottom smattering of pics. And I like the new interface!! The font of your post title is really pretty!

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Love the Pastell Colour!!! Great Pics!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01671622982235409326 S

    First of all the new blog design is rad! And about pastel colours, i must say i was happier last season with all the shocking neon tones but i'll embrace this trend too and i think i'll en up loving it too.

    xxx

    singinonmymind.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    LOVE THIS NEW LAYOUT.

    Caitlin
    http://www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17653529198002823834 GiGi Reed

    These Pastels are stunning! I love the light, yummy looking hues. Can't wait to incorporate this into my wardrobe! :)

    http://www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16102755635780031337 onbeauty

    i am not sure if i am completelz into pastelles! i kind of like mixing it otherwise u get pale and boring this is the biggest problem of comparing both… neon makes u happz and shinny… pastels.. let u pastelle.
    i really like this new trend though used in homeopatic doses… i am much more into neon.. or color blocking graphics..
    love this blog!
    xx#anna

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177347312375436719 Leigh

    I need some Converse in my life. I'm wary about the pastels, but I like how these aren't super pale – more like neon pastels.

    http://www.bmoreloveleigh.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16463938394811959878 Genie

    These pastels are right up my ally, I'm totally going to find a cable knit sweater like the light green one.

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchic.blogspot.com

  • http://www.grandeurmanifesto.blogspot.com Grandeur Manifesto

    I could never really love the neon!

    http://www.grandeurmanifesto.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02835853021499345956 k come karolina

    finally!!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16472083874334861654 Asia

    I really like that look you pulled together with the pastels. I am also loving the blog botox injections. I kinda was confused when I logged on yesterday if it wasn't for that banner!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    your new site-look is cool! and let me tell you that I'm really into pastels right now…
    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.nomoremindgames.de/author/anna Anna

    pastello-ello-ello.
    yay to pastels and converse!

    really liking the new look of the site. just feel like you could rework the banner? the 2 different fonts don't really do it for me.. the rest look super professional and cleaned up though. yum!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14204557486557058954 CecyM

    Maybe the green sweater is not too bad, not very neon lover but totally hate pastel(hello) definetly the yellow bag is a yes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    these are such nice shades of pastel colours!
    LOVE them!
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

    I love pastels, unfortunately they look terrible with my skin tone. Can't have it all right?

    Love the look of blog by the way :)

    http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns

    I love pastels!!! I want all of those things. so yummy. and also like the new look!!!

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Pretty stoked about the invasion of pastels this coming spring. And loving the new look of your site layout! Very refreshingly chic. x

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11100004305694169593 nataliya

    definitely feeling the pastels!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12243213003924614648 currently craving

    Really loved this post, pastels are more my thing than neons. But more importantly, I really really love your new layout. Lovely blog makeover it is indeed! :)

    http://www.currently-craving.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10797329572950095872 EL BAZAR DE MARISSE

    I love that Acne sweater. I want it now!
    xxx
    http://www.elbazardemarisse.com

  • http://andsoweramble.net/ andsoweramble.net

    nothing like a bit of botox. and white chucks ofcourse .

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17400461756777559296 devil’s in the detail.

    love this post, and love the new layout

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01268606240629415067 B.

    Colour blocking was great last year. I loved, that many people had the courage to show colours! Now the pastell colours make it even more possible, because it is not that much eye catching but fits perfectly into spring and summer. I'm really looking forward to these seasons!

    Love, B.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10036195286626825176 MONI

    THATS SO RIGHT AND IM LOVING IT! ALSO LOVING YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN!

    XX

    http://WWW.MONEASYWARDROBE.COM

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Love the new site. Looking good looking good.

    Collections

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    I'm so obsessed with Phillip Lim's spring collection. And I'm getting excited about pastels for the first time in years (though I will be holding onto neon as well). Thanks for the additional indpiration!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02937344973142504026 the marant philes

    Really like the new layout!

    -Aliya
    http://www.marantphiles.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17797477198030786678 Lynsey Michelle

    Love the new look. Would be interested in seeing pastels with neon…sounds muy repelling to me.

    xx
    Lynsey
    http://www.law-of-fashion.com

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    I've been drooling over several pastel temptations lately. That Acne sweater has been on the top of my crave list. =)
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540013757712828351 Britt+Whit

    ooh I love the colors for Spring so excited! I cant wait to rock some canary yellow! ya digg??

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

  • http://sickcitywindows.com Dani

    I love 3.1 phillip lim. His tailoring is impeccable and the proportions are amazing, this creamsicle delight pallet is bomb.

    Dani
    Sickcitywindows.com

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    Pastels are so refreshing to me to be so boring. people have been soooo NEON these last four years that it's nice to give my eyes a rest before I have an Epileptic seizure.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

    Amazing pieces!i love pastels in colour)

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

  • http://peoplewearfashion.com/ peoplewearfashion.com

    I've always been more of a pastel person, so I guess it has been more of embracing neon for me, now I just have to keep wearing pastels!

    visit my blog PEOPLE WEAR FASHION

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Looks awfully sping-y, and that's a good thing :O)

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11357478357323447804 Cristina

    I'm not sure how I feel about pastel. It reminds me of 7th grade and frosted lip color palettes. I think the only way I'm going to embrace wearing a pastel is if I combine it with some neon or a super bold colored denim. Although, I do like the combination of futuristic jetson's style cut clothing in pastel. There's something so wrong about it that it must be right!

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    I like pastels. Not all the time, but far more often than neons..Also, totes just realized the layout is new. I like!

    tictaczo.blogspot.com

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    love the new site look! I am excited for pastels… so fresh after the shock of neon

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10886827011446856155 Pip

    Love this post! My best friend is trying to tell me that I would look great in pastel green skinnies this spring, and I am so not sure about it, but this may inspire me to try a pastel look!

    xx Pip

    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Love pastells just can't wait for spring to come…

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11158928367254317795 Emily

    Pastels are awesome! Look so forward to SS12 hitting the shops…
    xx Emily
    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    Nice colors. I really prefer pastels rather than block or neon.
    xxx
    Miriam

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12143862457632911822 pelin

    Wow, I love your new interface Leandra! What is your blog host? Blogspot doesn't meet my needs :(

  • http://inaworldofbees.wordpress.com/ inaworldofbees

    I love it! perfection! I wish I could do a face lift to my blog to.

  • http://thebackofthewardrobe.wordpress.com/ thebackofthewardrobe

    Dude, everything you write cracks me up, this is so my favorite blog. Plus, loving the super-repellent advent of the belted stonewash denim vest.

  • Anonymous

    Love the new site, but I miss the "Let's Socialize Baby" "Shoppy Shop" and "Pressing Press" LOVEE YOUR BLOG! You da best.

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Loving the new look of the site and the pastello outfit. Everything works!

    Take care :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    I am so happy with these colors for spring!

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    Haha I love how you make simple dream outfits into something witty and hilarious. I really want that Acne sweater right now. :3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    Love the new layout of your blog! You are hilarious Leandra <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Hannah

    You're new layout is great…I love that Acne sweater!

  • Anonymous

    I think I'll miss the san serif-ness of plain ol' Arial for the body text of your posts (more readable, and thin is always in, fonts-wise), but other than that I think the botox job was done right.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17035364073954666765 Dimples

    love these pastels all the perfect hues, can't wait to try out a few in my wardrobe. I def need a pair of crisp white chucks, low top is better for me I kind of hate how they look on me in the high top.

    Broke Fatshion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02069188476419421758 Anna

    ohh, I can't wait for spring! This collage looks amazing! Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05071065455569880286 Audrey

    I love this colors!

    ROWE

  • http://leavesyouwantingmore.blogspot.com/ Anna Sofia with Leaves you wanting more

    No neonello, only Pastello!

    Your message and greetings has reached Stockolm!

    xox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03525609972960961916 *

    Love the pastel colors!

    Love,

    Refineness

  • http://adahliavolk.com Chrissy

    Loving Pastels! New site looks awesome! It is refreshed, updated and still perfectly you.
    adahliavolk.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Neon can still be very cool!! Pastello is much more chic and classy! Perfect for Spring!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Test

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12049408006282458124 M-J Obsessions

    Can't wait for all the pastel in the spring!!

    http://fabulositywithinreach.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06495110682171156818 Gonzalo

    Muy buen Blog, te recomiendo que uses Adweblink.com es un sitio web para rentabilizar tu pagina web, vas a tener mejor posicionamiento, mayor numero de visitas y lo mas importante, vas a empezar a ganar dinero… Yo lo estoy usando hace unos meses y ya tuve mi primer pago :D… Saludos !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03326939229510341570 Mery

    nice list….

  • Anonymous

    Thank God, because I just finished stockpiling an airplane hanger full of lime green clothing.

  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ thrillofthechaise.com

    Pastels make me want to dance around in excitement for Spring. Not because the weather has been all that bad but it means the end of potentially waking up to a freak snowstorm overnight…for a few months at least.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09100603875227628663 Jani

    Love love love! Not sad to see Neon take a back seat for a while :)

    -Jani
    http://www.funfashionfit.com
    http://www.foottraffic.com

  • http://www.locaporlamodachile.com Loca por la moda
  • http://and-vice-versa.blogspot.com/ Taylor

    I need more pastels in my life, they are too much fun!

    http://and-vice-versa.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02122754734548742560 Rizzi

    I love neon, but pastels is definitely my favorite if I had to choose between the two. Thank God pastels are coming back again!!!!

    xx
    CLASSY AND SASSY

  • http://woodstockwardrobe.com/ Dana

    This makes me want Spring/Summer RIGHT NOW! Screw winter…

    http://woodstockwardrobe.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16603701673468071750 LRB

    A possible Pastel moment makes me nervous. I've always been a neon girl.

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

  • Francesca

    IM PUTTING TOGETHER WTH ASOS A PASTEL WINTER/SPRING PHOTO SHOOT ON MY BLOG!

    HOPE YOU COME CHECK IT OUT ;)

    http://WWW.FRANOMAD.BLOGSPOT.COM