Thursday, 19 April 2012

Neapolitan shades.

Pastels add pounds. The other day I learnt of how these sugary shades aren't a good option for people of a shorter stature, making you look larger. How absurd does that sound? I have always been a bit dubious towards the colours as it is, surprising for somebody who enjoys dressing as if they still attend play school. 
I've found them quite tricky to get right, purely down to the fact I think they can often cheapen an item and so the search is always quite hit and miss and when they are quite pallid hues, it seems they can pale skin look washed out. 
Nonetheless, I am coming round to the trend slowly, it's hard not to when it is everywhere. I'm especially loving mint and this dress from Cos suits me down to the ground. The grey breaks up the lighter hue, so perfect for people like me who are a tad timid with the trend and aren't brave enough to wear it from head to toe. 
The girl on the top right has created an adorable outfit making me realise that there is one thing I do appreciate about this trend and that is the ease in which these feminine ice cream tones can be mixed and combined.
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18 comments:

  1. nice post :)

    i find wearing pastels really difficult too. i find that as a brunette i tend to suit brighter colours and bolder prints. i usually find that paler colours make my skin look more washed out and pale.

    the trend is everywhere though! i may give it a go if i find something really nice soon :) x

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    1. I agree, it really is a tricky one! I have not seen much in shops that I've liked, more designer pieces which are obviously out of my reach.

      Holly

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  2. I love pastels but never sure how to wear them. i'm thinking go using them as an accessory colour!!
    x

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    1. I think accessories is probably the best place to start!

      Holly

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  3. Hey sweetie! You have a very beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! I'd like to invite you to be my friend and follow each other:)

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    1. Thank you Laura, that is very kind of you to say!

      Holly

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  4. Nice post! We started following! Follow back? xoxo

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  5. That mint dress is beyond perfection!! Love it! XO Lori

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    1. I'm glad you agree, I love it

      Holly

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  6. likeeee your blog dear!
    keep posting and go for it!!!

    XO

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    1. That's very kind of you to say, I am grateful for your lovely comment :)

      Holly

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  8. I love pastel coloured jeans, but am not so sure about coats- they must get so dirty so easily!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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    1. That is such a good point! I am still so torn with the trend and the colours.

      Holly

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  9. I'm loving pastels right now!
    Would love you to stop by my blog & take a look at my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thanks, have a good weekend too.

      Holly

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