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TRANSITIONING PASTELS INTO FALL

Updated: Nov 8, 2020



There are some taboo 'rules' stating that you can't wear white past Labor Day and pastels are reserved for Spring. If that's the case, then I'm not playing by the rules.


Not every piece you own needs to be seasonal. I agree, it can be challenging to wear traditionally "lighter" pieces - color, texture, and fabric - when temps are dropping. But there are ways to make them work. I struggled with this fashion faux-pas for awhile, and as I continued to style myself for events, photoshoots, etc., it hit me: the easiest way to transition warm pastels into cooler months is to make your look


Monochromatic.


An easy way to tie pastels or lighter pieces into Fall/Winter is to pair them with other pieces of a similar color family to create a monochromatic look. While it doesn't have to be the same hue, monochromatic looks are about styling a color. This includes rich to pastel hues. The mix-and-match look of a monochromatic outfit -- like my purple look from Carry on Shop featured here -- is an elevated approach to transitioning pieces through the seasons. Trust me, your friends will think you walked out of an InStyle spread.






Outfit Details:

Jacket, vintage from Carry on Shop

Pants, vintage from Carry on Shop

Shoes, secondhand Kate Spade New York from Poshmark

Clutch, vintage Gucci from Poshmark





Looking for more style inspiration? You can check out my previous Style posts HERE. You can also get #styleinspo from my Instagram, FREQUENTLY WORN items, and WISHLISTS. As always, you can keep up with my everyday looks and adventures over on Instagram!



Until next time, keep it colorful.









A special thank you to Vanessa of theprimpysheep.com for these beautiful captures!

5 Comments


Vanessa Ulrich
Sep 12, 2019

This is one of my favorite looks of yours! And I adore your head-to-toe lavender outfit - makes me want to break out my lilac Everlane coat already!

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Colleen Shenk
Colleen Shenk
Sep 07, 2019

Love the monochromatic! I’ve always been a believer in breaking the rules, I love me some winter whites

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Kristi Stevens
Kristi Stevens
Sep 07, 2019

This is a great reminder not to pack away all the summer and spring goodies! Love this look... the lavender pants are a fav!

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Laleh Aslani
Laleh Aslani
Sep 07, 2019

I LOVE a monochromatic look! I also totally agree that everything can be worn year round. I actually love wearing white denim in the winter! Love how you styled this pair of lilac pastel pants for fall.

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anastasia midas
anastasia midas
Sep 07, 2019

Thank you for sharing this! I seriously always just toss pastels into my summer bin and have never tried using them in fall styles!

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