How was your weekend? I feel so bad for folks in the East with that crazy Nor’easter. While here on the West Coast we are thankful fo finally get a little much-needed rain! We attended a great party for a very dear friend on Saturday. I wanted to style a casual look with a sweater for the cool weather and settled on this beautiful pastel stripe sweater and my new favorite jeans.
Pastel stripe sweater and jeans outfit
This sweater was just heavy enough for warmth on a cool day, and just pretty enough to be dressy enough for a party. I have had my eye on this sweater for a while now. I saw it on the Nordstrom site and it immediately was out of stock. When they suddenly showed it available in my size, I grabbed it, and I’m so glad I did!
Pastels are really big this spring, and these beautiful colors look good on almost everyone. Bloggers who have been hitting the fashion shows are reporting lots of pastel pieces as well as monochromatic pastel outfits.
Accessories truly make the difference in an outfit. To dress this casual look up a bit, I added my gold and rose-gold necklace, with rose gold earrings and stacked bracelets, all by Kendra Scott. It made all the difference! The simplest top, whether it’s a basic tee or a patterned sweater, can take on a very different look with the addition of the right accessories.
Once again, I make the case for not spending a lot of money on lots of bags. There are SO many cute ones in “faux” leather in so many pretty colors and patterns that you can purchase very inexpensively. And a cute colored bag can also bump up the look of an outfit. I picked up this cute pink two-toned bag on our last cruise ship! They had one of those “Clearance Sales” at the end of the cruise and I just couldn’t resist. The only problem was figuring out how to pack it to bring it home! Haha!
You can see how cute these frayed step hem jeans are and how the right shoes can really dress them up! Like these adorable white mules! You know I am loving them as I have styled them in many posts, including here, and here! I get lots of compliments on these cute shoes! And you will, too!
The White Mules!
The chevron stripes in this sweater add interest and draw your eye toward the “point” in both the front and back.
Take a look in your closet and gather up your pastel pieces. How many looks can you make with them? I bet you’ll be surprised! And you will be totally on trend.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great start to your week.