Spring 2014 color trends: pastels

As we move into spring 2014, the color story for the warm weather season is changing. After several years of bright hues and neon colors, Fashionistas on the street are favoring shades of pastels over the bright, neon and vibrant hues many designers showed for spring 2014 on their runways. While store shelves are stocked with bright colors and neon hues, the pastel color palette is being snapped up faster than you can say “mint green.”

Spring 2014 has several color palettes from the runways. Designers in New York favored bright colors and medium hues while designer in Paris and Milan played with pastels and neons. Despite the brights, consumers seem to be gravitating towards pastels, signaling a trend away from neon brights and back towards light colors. Of course, when we move from spring into summer, the brighter hues and neon colors may make a resurgence.

The pastel hues for spring 2014 which are popular on the street include mint green, pale yellow, baby pink, and baby blue. Pastel hues are being mixed together, not color blocked, and also being paired with light neutral hues such as beige or white. As easy way to wear pastels this season, without investing in an entire new wardrobe, is to add a handbag or pair of shoes to your closet. Accessories make wearing the pastel easy and you don’t have to worry about clothing in a light color adding weight or not working with other pieces in your closet which may be bright or neon hued. In this color transition, you can easily pair a neon hue with a pastel color as I did in this post. If you do this, make sure you are only playing with one pastel and one bright color, too many colors and the whole thing can go wrong!

Neutral ensembles are also on trend this spring 2014 season. So, if you plan to wear the pastel trend through accessories, you can keep your clothing neutral and update the look with one pastel handbag! Love that!

Here are a few fabulous pastel pieces I found around the web. I assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

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