While visiting my sister in Toronto a few weeks ago, I popped into my not-so-secret favourite store, Aritzia, and picked up a few items that instantly made me feel less freezing cold and looking forward to spring. I had been on the hunt for a huge, cozy blanket scarf for months to keep me from freezing to death in my office, and Aritzia had more than enough to choose from.
Pastels are among my favourite colours out there. There is something to be said for soft pinks, baby blues and milky shades ranging the gamut from minty greens to dusty lavenders and soft yellows. Maybe it’s the girly girl in me…I just can’t resist. Maybe it’s my love of Cadbury Mini-Eggs…but I digress.
There is an art to wearing pastels though. I lean towards feminine, grown up styles to avoid looking like a first grader. I picked up a beautiful midi length pleated skirt in a blush colour that is both on trend yet perfect for work. I refuse to wear mini dresses in pastel colours because “Playboy Bunny” is NOT a look I am going for. That being said, a pastel monochrome look topped off with nude heels is killer. I saw a lavender lace dress at DVF that would look beautiful paired with simple neutral, strappy sandals. Additionally, any pastel colour looks amazing paired with white jeans.
For hair, I try to keep my hair simple and undone while wearing pastels for a light, airy look. I usually always default to my favourite style of loose, beachy waves.
I picked up this entire outfit at Aritzia (minus the jewelry and shoes), and have been wearing each of these items on repeat ever since.
- Diamond Mosaic Blanket Scarf, Aritzia
- Bowie Tank, Aritzia
- Mile High Skinny Summe Jeans, Levi Strauss & Co.
- Suede Necklace, A. Co. Designs by Amanda L. Conquer
- City of Om Custom Bracelet (beaded bracelet), Malarae.com
- Shackle bracelet, Zara (similar here)
- Gold midi rings, Forever 21 (similar here)
- Sugar Stack Yellow Citrine Ring, Tiffany & Co.
- Booties, Aldo (similar here)
What are some of your favourite pastel looks and colours right now? Loving blush pink!