I was recently commenting to someone on how pleased I was that pastels are becoming more and more acceptable for winter-wear. No longer are we bound to a wardrobe of black and gray for the colder months (though I love wearing those too, as you’ll see in an upcoming post), but “winter whites” and blush pink tones are being presented as not only acceptable, but encouraged colors. These lighter tones bring a brighter feeling to our souls as the dreary weather that tends to accompany these frigid months attempts to shut down our emotions along with our internal organs 😂
I found myself browsing the racks of Target the other day in hopes of discovering some pieces to carry from winter into spring. Among the handful of items I chose (you can see my first pick here), was this baby pink top with the prettiest ballerina-style, crochet peplum hem. I was pleased to find out that it was on super-sale for only $16, so I snatched up the last available one on the rack in the store, and hurried home to wear it right away! What’s even more exciting is that it’s the same price online, and all sizes between XS-XXL are in stock in both this beautiful blush, as well as a deep wine color (for those of you who truly prefer the darker shades during the winter).
Since the top already has a lot going on, between the crochet scalloped hem, and the dainty bow sides, I chose not to accessorize too wildly, so as to let the top speak for itself. A long, three-row frontal necklace, and a pair of matching pink lace heels did the trick just fine to take this outfit from basic to beautiful. These are the kinds of clothing items I look for as everyday wear. They make dressing “casually” so easy, and in turn, you appear so elegant. They give you the look of “I totally tried” when you totally didn’t.
When it comes to my winter wardrobe, I don’t see myself giving up these pretty pastels any time soon. No matter what “they” say (whoever “they” is), I will continue to wear white after Labor Day, and let blush pink rule my world until I trade it for a brighter shade in the summer time. How do you feel about these light colors when it’s cold outside? Are you totally on board the pastel train or will you be following the “rules” of winter-wear?