If you’re anything like me, the word “pastel” has a sugary sweet, over-the-top girly ring to it that makes me nostalgic for the days when my mom would dress my twin sister and I in matching pink and yellow dresses. Ok, I lied, I’m not nostalgic for those days at all and for quite some time (due to emotional scarring for repeatedly being mistaken as a giant cupcake), I swore off all things pastel. I’m coming back around though and am approaching this season’s pastel trend with pieces that are restrained yet just sweet enough. A little goes a long way with pastels, don’t you think?
Christina is the writer behind the design blog, Down and Out Chic. She’s a budget-friendly design huntress that’s passionate about art and the handmade movement. She adores all things striped and polka dotted and would spend most of her afternoons vintage shopping if her closet were big enough. Find her on Twitter or at D&OC.