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I Scream, You Scream, We all scream for SPRING!
by Haley Ellis

After months of blaring neons, it’s time to soften things up for spring. Seeking inspiration from hues reminiscent of ice-cream parlor treats, spring 2012 will focus on the light and feminine. Shades of lemon, baby blue, spearmint and lavender will add a delicate touch of flirty femininity to your spring wardrobe.

Make sure you mix your pastels with neutrals or darks to add depth to your ensemble. Head to toe pastels is never a good idea. My Little Pony is for small children, not grown women! Take a hint from the designers below who combine chocolate brown and tinted neutrals like stone with a flash of color to make pieces pop.

Erdem S/S ’12, Louis Vuitton S/S ’12, 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S ’12, DVF S/S ‘12

Images via Style.com

 Unsure how to recreate the look on your own? Try this look for less to transform the runway to real life.

Belt, $34, BCBG
Pumps, $47, Asos

Clutch, $40, Zara

Sunglasses, $7.50, Wet Seal

 

Color confused? Try warm tones like blush, cream, or peach if you have blonde, red, brown or black hair with reddish or golden tints, and skin with a warmer undertone.  If you have more of a pinkish skin tone with fairer hair try cool tones like lavender, and spearmint. If pastels feel a little too ‘lady-like’ for you, try easing your way into the trend by only incorporating the colors into your accessories.


From Left to Right:
Necklace, $11 (sale), JC Penney

Watch, $75, Nordstrom
Nail Polish, $14, Ulta

Wedges, $50, modcloth.com
Clutch, $32, Top Shop

Head wrap, $5.50, Wet Seal
Sunglasses, $35, Top Shop

Lipgloss, $26, Lancome

 

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