April 10, 2012

The Perfect Pastel

Just as hot as neons, pastels are taking the streets by storm. No longer quarantined to childhood, powerful women are breaking out every shade from blush and pink to baby blue and mint green. A simple, yet stunning way to add the pastel palette to your look is with a bag. Some tricks to perfect pastel pairings? Use pale yellow as a neutral, because it goes with any color, much like a beige or creme bag. Baby blues pair well with a rich chocolate brown or all black outfit. And, for a “now” statment, carry a blush-colored bag with your red ensemble.

1. Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Small Patent Leather Clutch:
As tangy as lime sherbet, this lovely green clutch adds a pastel pop to your evening look. Pair back to black for a shot of fresh spring green. Its structured frame is complemented by silver hardware, a detachable chain strap, and a twig detail at hinged closure.

2. Diane von Furstenberg Harper Oversized Python Clutch:
Blush beautiful, this demure color looks stunning back to red, whether it be for office or evening. This girly-girl color is further modernized with python-embossed leather, a removable tassel, and chic silver hardware. Removable shoulder strap.

3. Alexander Wang Brenda Chain Bag:
Sporty style. Meant for weekend play, this pale aqua bag swings happily alongside boyfriend jeans and flats, cutoffs and a tee, or colored skinnies and heels. Ultra soft leather with laid-back distressed suede trim and snake-chain strap. Plenty of pockets to keep you organized!

4. RED Valentino Laminated Hobo:
Pink-alicious. This decadent hobo is a girly-girl’s best friend with its oversized bow detailing, subtle glazed patterning, and gold-tone buckle details at double handles. Its large size makes it an ideal traveling companion.

5. BE & D Heather Cosmetic Case:
Dainty and darling, this sweet little cosmetic case keeps your essentials close at hand. Done up in pastel denim blue, it features studs at the front and a logo plate at the back. Stash your stuff sweetly!

6. Thakoon Joplin Bag:
Blushing beauty. Decadent pleats of blush leather create a luxe foldover style. Finished with double gold chain handles, this beautiful bag works seamlessly from day to night as a shoulder bag or clutched in hand.