2012 trend: pastel

Spring isn’t quite here yet, but the shops are all filled with pastels and candy-coloured clothing ready for the warmer weather. Taking its cue from the international runways (CK, Valentino, Louis Vuitton), these delectable, sugary-sweet shades are sure to cheer even the gloomiest of souls up :)
Pastel trend
Pastel trend by alissarn featuring equipment shirtsEmilio Pucci full length dress / Equipment shirt / H M top, $7.80 / Topshop zipper jeans / Diane von Furstenberg high heel / A X Armani Exchange handbag / Sekonda sparkle jewelry / Barneys New York folding umbrella / ASOS metal waist belt / Dorothy Perkins flower hair accessory
If you’re daring, try colour-blocking in pastels. Some perfect combinations? Mint green + peach, baby blue + lemon yellow or pale pink + mint green. Because pastels are more muted than jewel toned colours, you won’t call too much attention to yourself.
For smaller pops of colour, incorporate accessories such as a pastel belt, watch, shoes, bag or necklace into monochrome outfits. I really like the idea of gray + black with a pale blue or pink belt.
There’s no reason why this trend can’t spill over into makeup, too. But to avoid looking too washed out (especially while wearing pastel clothing), avoid a pastel colour all over the eyelid.
Try a thin line of coloured eyeliner or eyeshadow instead on your upper lashline. You can also incorporate pale pink lipgloss or blush into your makeup routine, for a more subtle look.
Pastel makeup
Pastel makeup by alissarn featuring clinique blushChristian Dior eyeshadow, 61 AUD / Clinique blush, 31 AUD / Shimmer eyeshadow, 4.73 AUD / Barry M lip makeup, 6.65 AUD / Sue Devitt makeup brush, 33 AUD / John Lewis bags case, 14 AUD / Essie nailpolish, 21 AUD
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