Pretty in Pastel
Sweet pastel hues snag an unexpected spot in your transitional fall wardrobe.
JUDGING BY THE INFLUX of cool and delicate shades in several designers’ fall collections, it seems as though spring’s monopoly on pastels has officially been conquered. From candy-coated knits at Marc Jacobs to the snug, pale-hued peacoats and blazers at Gucci, halfway hues are definitely having a previously considered “out-of-season” moment. Tender and delicate nuances of blush pink, mint, baby blue and gray-toned lavender have proven to be the perfect juxtaposition for the vibrant brights of summer, injecting a fresh perspective into the season that’s normally reserved for a more refined color palette. Case in point: Miu Miu’s powder-pink puffers and business-y button-ups paired perfectly with neutral grays and splashes of metallic, while pastel party dresses in solids and florals contrasted with shades of crimson at Giambattista Valli. Even handbags were coated in shady hues at Rebecca Minkoff and Tod’s. But whatever color or style you decide to snag from the runway, there will be nothing halfway about your fab new look.
1/ NECKLACE available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood, 314.965.3655. 2/ REBECCA TAYLOR TOP available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 3/ BRACELET available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood, 314.965.3655. 4/ TOP available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood, 314.965.3655 5/ REBECCA MINKOFF BAG available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 6/ SMYTHE JACKET available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 7/ BANGLE available at Paperdolls, Ballwin, 636.527.3655. 8/ EARRINGS available at Paperdolls, Ballwin, 636.527.3655. 9/ 7 FOR ALL MANKIND JEANS available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino