TRANSITIONING PASTELS INTO FALL
There's 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
An easy way to tie pastels or lighter pieces into Fall/Winter is to pair them with other pieces of a similar color 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.
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
Need help shopping vintage? Check out my Top 5 Tips for Shopping Vintage and The Guide to Shopping Vintage in Baltimore.
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!