Spring Preview: Pretty Pastels for Grownups

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Sportmax Spring 2012 RTW - Style.com
Sportmax - Spring 2012 RTW
Pastels, pastels, pastels are not just for the Easter Bunny anymore! Embracing pastels doesn’t mean you have to look ridiculously childlike or uber trendy. You can look delicate and feminine if you choose to wear spring pastels sparingly. Instead of going overboard with pastel, try wearing key pieces. This can help update your look without risking looking too trendy.

I love MAC lipsticks because they have so much pigment in them and they are always up to date when it comes to changing up their color selection and expanding it. The new colors “Watch the Simmer” and “Naughty Saute” are amazing and spring appropriate. Their lovely pinkish colors are unique and bright enough to liven up an outfit.

M·A·C Shop M·A·C Lipstick

→ Buy the M·A·C Shop M·A·C Lipstick, $14.50, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Since handbags are my thing, I can truly appreciate the Marc Jacobs Mini Stam quilted shoulder bag. The color resembles the color of the perfect Easter egg, but with more sass and fashion sense of course! It’s the classic Jacobs bag with the perfect springtime color to help you carry your most valuable items in style.

Marc Jacobs Shoulder Bag - Quilted Mini Stam

→ Buy the Marc Jacobs Shoulder Bag - Quilted Mini Stam, $1,395.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Want to strut in style? I wouldn’t call this next pair an office shoe, but they’re perfect for any daytime event and you can even wear them with any evening outfit. This platform pair has a sexy cutout on the side of the heel, and it will give you super women height because of its above 4-inch heel. The baby blue, orange, and light purple color combo work wonderfully to represent spring in every way. Wear this with your white dresses, jeans, and khaki colored clothing to make them pop and avoid looking like the bunny.

Aldo Mazar Pump

→ Buy the Aldo Mazar Pump, $110.00, at aldoshoes.com.

If you are adventurous and spring is your favorite season, then you can’t live without this stunning Anthropologie dress. This strapless, striped dress is perfect for a bridal shower and a stylish luncheon. I love this dress! The bow just tops this simply irresistible flirty dress; it is the cherry on top and it can’t get any better. With all the seasons’ popular colors on one dress, this is not tacky but phenomenally done!

Anthropologie Straightaway Jacquard Mini Dress

→ Buy the Anthropologie Straightaway Jacquard Mini Dress, $168.00, at anthropologie.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.