"Spring is drenched in the palest of shades.."
|Louis Vuitton SS'12|
I'm talking about soft and muted tones: mint greens, rose pinks, lemon yellows, glacier blues and as always we observe the catwalks for inspiration:
|Calvin Klein Collection, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce and Gabbana, Erdem|
Or as an interesting alternative, revive a trend of yesteryear by pitting or "blocking" together layers of diverse pastel hues in one outfit or combine varying shades within the same palette:
|3.1 Phillip Lim, Just Cavalli, Fendi, Etro|
A pop of bright colour, in the way of shoes to accent your candy hued oufit is guaranteed to add a dramatic effect, as seen on the Just Cavalli catwalk (above).
|Giambattista Valli, Jonathan Saunders, Hervé Léger, Richard Nicoll|
Style Tips: Choosing the correct pastel shade is important as you want to ensure that it compliments your skin tone .
Those with pale skin, light hair and light eyes should avoid certain muted colours, particularly dusty rose pinks and beiges as it will be sure to "wash you out" and create an insipid complexion. Instead opt for warmer tones such as lemons and greens.
So for this Spring/Summer 2012, be sure to walk into the light!