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Easter Chic: Brightening Up The Wardrobe For Spring

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.

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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.

DVF Amal Drop Waist Dress – on my spring wishlist

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.

Easter Chic: Brightening Up For Spring | www.styledomination.com

Easter Chic: Brightening Up For Spring | www.styledomination.com

Easter Chic: Brightening Up For Spring | www.styledomination.com

Easter Chic: Brightening Up For Spring | www.styledomination.com

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What are some of your favourite pastel looks and colours right now? Loving blush pink!

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Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 24, 2016 / 7:33 am

    You look absolutely stunning babe! Love the pastels and your hair! And I think I’m like you, I don’t see myself wearing mini dresses in pastel colors!
    Great post my love

  2. March 24, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Love your jeans! And hope u had a great time in Toronto!

    • March 24, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Hey Allisson! Thanks so much! I LOVE those jeans! Had a blast in TO. Went to a Raptors game and did some awesome shopping! xo

      • March 24, 2016 / 4:48 pm

        Good to heard! and yes going to a raptors game is one of the must!?

  3. March 24, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Pastels really aren’t me but they look amazing on you! Love that lace dress as well.

  4. March 24, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Love the whole outfit but specially that tank top, is it as comfortable and well fitting as it looks? That’s the kind of top I could buy in every color and wear nearly every day as it looks like it looks great under a suit jacket as well.

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      HONESTLY – YES. It’s soo perfect! I wear it constantly! It now comes in pale lavender (but I don’t see that colour on the site, but it’s available in store), white, black and camel. It’s the perfect piece for under a suit! Good call! Thank you for reading!

  5. March 24, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    This whole outfit comes together really nicely!

  6. March 24, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    You are beautiful. And, that scarf is perfection!

  7. Elizabeth O
    March 25, 2016 / 10:26 am

    You look absolutely stunning in your pastels. I love them too but can’t always find the right item. I love that the pattern and color of your shawl/scarf.

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! That’s what is so great about the scarf. It’s made of pastel colours that are a little easier to wear as opposed to a baby pink dress, or pale blue pants. A nice pastel accessory to add to a wardrobe. Thanks for reading!

  8. March 25, 2016 / 10:29 am

    You have styled up real good gal, seriously you look gorgeous, have the shape for the Outfit you got and That lace dress is up my street…You are beautiful 🙂

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much!!! Wow! What a compliment! I’m actually dressing a little outside of my comfort zone, but enjoying it! We all need a little breath of fresh air now and then.

  9. March 25, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    You look amazing ❤️ I like these colours on you

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you my dear! I love how easy they are to wear for most skin tones!

      • March 28, 2016 / 3:54 pm

        Yes, definitely! This a good reminder for me to start transitioning my wardrobe for the warmer weather ?

  10. March 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I love the pastels. Spring is all about being fresh and nothing says it better.

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Totally. I agree 100%! It’s so nice to lighten up after the long winter…. Thank you for reading!

  11. suchi
    March 25, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    great ideas!loved the outfit!

  12. March 26, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    You look amazing! I also love pastels for spring. I think they are extremely feminine and when done right perfect for more professional situations.

    • March 28, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much! I agree! A beautifully cut dress in a pastel colour can be worn just about anywhere….

  13. March 28, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Pretty and fresh and I agree, I love the jeans!

  14. March 29, 2016 / 10:24 am

    That’s it, I’ve found the most perfect spring look. You’re rocking it right here. I love absolutely everything you’ve put together with this look, especially rocking that blanket scarf as a shawl. It’s perfection!

    Also I’m absolutely in love with your necklace. But I have a super soft spot for chokers these days so… that’s where that came from.


    • March 29, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      Haha! Thanks, Dannie! I have always loved chokers. I find them sexy and feminine. Love pastels too – letting my inner girlie girl shine!!

  15. March 29, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    WHICH SALON IS THIS!? It looks adorable! Please tell me it’s not in Toronto…

    • March 29, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Haha! It’s Smudge Beauty Bar on Dalhousie. Go treat yourself to a mani/pedi. It’s super cute!

  16. Dany
    April 18, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Hi, you look stunning! May I ask which lipstick you are wearing? I’m about your complexion and would love to try it. Thanks

    • April 19, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Hi Dany! Thanks for the kind compliment! It’s MAC Cosmetics “Whirl” – made popular by Kylie Jenner. I found it really hard to find since Kylie started wearing it and everyone started buying it! LOL! I also lined my lips with MAC Cosmetics “Cork” lip liner. Good luck and thanks for reading! Other dupes for the lipstick are MAC Touch and MAC Taupe. xo

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