Prada did it. Tibi did it. Oscar de la Renta did it sooo good. We’re talking about incorporating pastel hues into gorgeous ensembles that had us forgetting all about trendy neon accents (for a minute, anyway) and walking through a fantasy wonderland of our own imagination where everything is ultra femme and pretty. It got us thinking, pastel isn’t just for our clothes. There are innumerable ways to put a light touch into our lifestyles. Here are 11 ways we’re going to be sitting pretty through warmer weather. Whether it’s a bracelet, a pair of sunnies or cookware, we’ve got comely colors on our mind.
Go Ahead, Blush
This bracelet has an endlink that you can remove for a better fit, which in and of itself makes it a good buy. But its stackable, texture and blush qualities sort of make it a must-have.
$45 at Suomi Underground.
What is it about Paris that is forever tied to spring? Maybe this art print will clear it up. In the pre-dawn light, Monmartre is glowing with pastel goodness. We wouldn't mind waking up to this print on one of our walls.
$30 at Etsy.
Pastel bags are all over the place right now, as is the color mint. This bag mixes upper class with function. The ladylike design is a throwback to generations past, while the crossbody strap keeps it cool.
$1,530 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Color of Butter
Butter is actually the brand name of this polish. A brand that offers more than one pastel shade of nail lacquer. We're a fan of this pretty canary yellow that reminds us of its namesake.
$15 at Nordstrom.
Be ready for the iconic Vera pump from Ferragamo to make a big comeback, as shorter heel styles replace six-inch platforms. Love this gentle blue version for spring/summer.
$425 at Nordstrom.
Tory Burch has the key to our pretty-loving hearts. She consistently throws out fantastic, feminine clothing. This light purple scarf edged in black will look just as good with an office look as it will during brunch or tied around your head underneath a motorcycle helmet.
$165 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
It's a gorgeous dessert plate, made for entertaining and holding confections. What's not to love about this anthro dish?
$24 at Anthropologie.
When I saw these cups, all I could think about was how pretty my cupcakes would look in them. Made from silicone, they're reusable and non-stick. So bake away, and don't feel bad about adding paper cups to the trash after the goodies are gone.
$24.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
How could I talk about pastel pretties and not include a couple of garments? If you add one pastel piece to your wardrobe, maybe this should be it. It's going to be your go-to for every shower, christening, wedding and other summer event you need to attend.
$119 at Piperlime.
After Hours Peach
Love how this mixes sexy with serious. It's got a Mad Men vibe, non? The silk chiffon bustier is old school in the best way possible. And the color works with virtually any skin tone.
$222.75 at The Outnet.
Why put a hit to your wallet just for something fun? These orange shades are totally affordable, which means you can save your bucks for that pair of aviators you've been eyeing, too.
$12 at Nordstrom.