How to Wear Pastels – Diversity Chic

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If there’s one trend that comes back every single spring season, it’s pastels. No matter what else is happening in fashion, you can ALWAYS expect to see an influx of pastels come March. Unfortunately for me, I’ve always been a ghost so I don’t exactly gravitate towards pastels (except my hair).

So why did I suggest pastels for this month’s Diversity Chic? I will never know. We DID get yogurt as part of the shoot though, and I’m all about that.

Photos by Stephanie Drenka

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Right off the bat, I knew shoes would be the anchor for my outfit. I actually purchased these heels to go with my bridesmaid’s dress for a wedding I was in. Since they’re the perfect soft peach, I knew I had to bring them back out for this shoot!

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Now let’s talk about this shirt, y’all. I know. I can’t even deal with it. Thankfully my husband has a huge man crush on Jeff Goldblum so he had zero issues with me ordering this bad boy (and actually told me he was going to try to steal it!) The all-over print is absolutely perfect, especially paired with the 90’s geometric accents. Not to mention the shirt is crazy comfortable.

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To dress it up a little, I paired it with my faux leather pencil skirt and heels. If you have a crazy graphic t like this, I always recommend pairing it with things that are a little more “grown up” so you look pulled together. In my opinion, even untucked with a knit pencil skirt would be a better option than wearing it with leggings or jeans. Also if I’m going to spend $55 on a t shirt I’m NOT going to look like a slob while I wear it!

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Shirt: Clashist ($55; exact) | Skirt: Forever 21 ($18; exact) | Shoes: Shoe Dazzle ($15; exact/low stock; similar; similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox ($19/month) | Necklace: Perry Street via Rocksbox ($19/month) | Lashes: Ulta ($3.50; exact) | This lip color has terrible staying power so I’m not linking it 🙂

Recognize my jewelry? Yep, it’s my Rocksbox jewelry from my last post! And now it’s on the way back to them and my new box will be here soon – don’t forget to sign up for your own free month!

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Now that Diversity Chic has a few months under our belts, can I just say how thankful I am to be a part of this project? We have so much fun doing it and it’s really such a joy to be able to come together and show how no matter what your skin color, body type or personal style is, you can rock any trend!

Make sure to check out the other ladies’ posts!

Sevi, Ware is the Vodka | Jordan, Darling Truly Stephanie, Geek Glam

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How do you wear your pastels? Are you a head-to-toe pastel wearer or do you prefer pastel accessories?

xoxo
Valery

Linking up with: Dressing Dallas/Style Me Weekly, Pumps and Pushups/Oh Hey Girl, The Mummy Chronicles/Whatcha Wearin Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy/What I Wore , Cappuccino and  Fashion/What I Wore Wednesday, Shopping My Closet/Style Me Wednesday

16 thoughts on “How to Wear Pastels – Diversity Chic

  1. Love it! As always. I wish I could look half as great as you ladies do. Unfortunately I’m too cheap and lazy 😛

    1. You totally can! I’m really cheap (this t shirt was an exception splurge haha). You should look into capsule wardrobes – that might be a good option for you! Everything matches and you can just throw on some accessories to switch things up!

  2. Love this! You always look so great in midi skirts. Thank you for dropping that Clashist link as I now want every single item in that store, but I think my wallet slightly despises you hahaha. Next month yall should do floral? April showers bring May flowers? No? How about tropical? Palm prints, pineapples… all that jazz. HOW ABOUT DECADES? 80’s? 90’s? 20’s? Or something simpler/easier like denim/chambray? Plaid? I could go on… hahaha

  3. You’re the only one I know who can rock the shiiiiiz out of purple hair! Teach me how to be cooool! kthxbye

  4. Sexy Jeff is my favorite purchase you have ever made. I need to see it in a two way Tuesday…..and not with just you wearing it!

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