Ready to put all that nasty winter windchill far, far behind you? We get it–we’ve had spring fever on the brain since January 2nd! So what’s a girl to do when the weather forecast and her wardrobe aren’t quite in synch?
It’s as easy as putting on pastels! These sweet shades are a huge trend for spring–and since we’re pretty much obsessed with everything the color of gelato, we had no problem finding the most amazing pastel outfit at Banana Republic–and the perfect makeup to go along with it.
So how did I pull off this super cute spring look? Let me break it down:
• The clothes: When it comes to looking put-together when the temps are on the up, nothing beats a shorts suit–another mega-trend this season. I love this one’s fun print, which is just faded enough to keep from overwhelming me. Paired with a chiffon blouse, it’s sheer perfection.
Matchy-matchy not your style? Banana Republic has a ton of other pastel options to choose from, in stores now. From cotton candy blazers to sorbet-inspired skinny jeans, you really can’t go wrong!
• The add-ons: A large convertible clutch in a neutral metallic is key for an editor. I’m always carrying around so much, an extra roomy bag is totally necessary–and its versatility makes it perfect for holding in any situation. As for shoes, you can’t beat a great pair of pointy flats–or two! Switching silver for neon pink can change your whole look.
• The makeup: What better way to offset pale pastels than with a bright pink lip? To get the look, we combined a cream stain with tinted lip balm–when you mix sheer and high pigment you get a color impact that isn’t too strong. As for my skin, we wanted it to look perfect (who wouldn’t?) but breathable, using a very light, barely-there foundation and pink blush.
• Nails: In spite of living in the city, I’m a huge nature lover (I actually collect birds’ egg shells from my yard at home!). What better way to incorporate my other interests than with some speckled egg nails? They’re definitely a conversation-starter, and coordinate with my outfit to a t.
See more of my spring look and makeup tips after the jump!
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Photos: Ashley Jahncke