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Must-Have Pastel Outfits for April

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It’s finally time to trade in your bleak winter wardrobe for pastel colors. Now that spring is upon us, soft shades of pink, purple, yellow and blue are perfect transition pieces as we head into warmer temperatures and brighter days. Pastel pieces are a necessity and can be worn year after year. Both trendy and classic, pastel colors can be styled in a variety of ways depending on your preferred style. Here are some of the must-have outfits for this April!  

Purple is a trending color this year. It was all over the runway during this year’s New York Fashion Week and we are seeing people style it during a variety of seasons. This dainty dress has beautiful lace detailing and trim along the sleeves and the bottom of the silhouette. Paired with ankle strap heels, it is a perfect lighter shade of purple for spring and Easter.

Hadley Open Back Lace Shift, www.francescas.com ($44)

 

Pale yellow is another up and coming color. This color is soft enough for the spring months but not as common as pink and purple. The shift style is very popular and flattering and the subtle v-neck adds a trendy flair. Lace is a popular texture this season and the white lace at the top makes this an ideal piece for both spring and summer. Perfect for a fancy occasion such as a dance or a dinner!

 

Sandi Stretch Shift Dress, www.lillypulitzer.com ($248)

 

Over the past few years, two pieces have become really popular. They can be worn together or separately with other pieces of clothing depending on the look you are striving for. This two piece comes in a soft blue and easily one of the most adorable looks this spring. The scallop detailing along the top and the bottom of the skirt are the best part!

The Carly Two Piece Set, www.laurenjames.com ($128)

 

For a trendy look, bell sleeve tops are in. This is another ideal transition piece for spring because it is three quarter sleeves, which is perfect for the changing temperatures. The soft pink color is almost light enough to pair with other pieces of clothing as a neutral and will match with a variety of outfits. Most importantly, the bow detail on the sleeves adds a flair of elegance!

Bow-sleeve Top, www.factory.jcrew.com ($29.50)

 

Button-down skirts are a versatile clothing item. They can be worn in a variety of seasons and used as a neutral. This blush skirt is trendy with the buttons down the front and the frayed material at the bottom. Paired with a plain sweater or blouse, it can easily be dressed up or down for the spring and summer!

Frayed Button-down Mini Skirt, www.forever21.com ($15.90)

 

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Must-Have Pastel Outfits for April. Featured Image Credit: francescas.com

Pastel Nail Polishes

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With spring knocking at your door and the sun melting away the bitter chill, it’s time to swap out fingers dipped in black cherry reds and deep currant hues for shades that will reflect the golden sunshine right in the palm of your hand. Pastel nail polishes are a timeless spring trend—fashion’s way of welcoming the new season in soft tones that mimic the blossoming weather—but the following polishes offer a fun twist on tradition and ensure your manicure will pack a pastel punch!SHCN1498_SGRSHM_01SGRPLM_0

Sally Hansen has their fingers on the pulse of the nail polish industry and is constantly reinventing the standard manicure. Their recent collection of Sugar Shimmer nail polishes offers decadent shades of polish swirling with flecks of shimmer that envelope nails in a 3D sand-like texture. The Sugar Plum shade is a candyfloss pink that attracts attention like budding cherry blossoms, and the surprising sugary texture adds an unexpected element of whimsy to the pretty pink.

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Ciate’s Dolls House Collection plays on the soft shades that walked the runway this spring fashion season. These polishes feature cool-toned colors inspired by those in a child’s dollhouse and apply across the nail in one dreamy sweep that sets to a powdery, matte finish. Worn alone, these polishes will add a soft hint of color that will accompany any fashion trend this season, but for an extra dose of color, try wearing two or more shades on different fingers to play around with the complimentary colors.lilacism

Although grainy textures and clean mattes reflect the playful nature of spring, Essie’s Lilacism offers a more traditional option for a more polished look. This lavender shade is cool enough to compliment all skin shades, from undertones of yellow and pink and red (oh my!), and adds a

touch of classic grace suitable for everyone. The silky polish dries to a lux cream finish that can be sealed with a glossy topcoat, such as Seche Vite’s Dry Fast Top Coat, a fast-drying finishing polish that will extend the life and shine of your manicure!

– by Amanda Curran

Photo’s courtesy of Sephora, Sally Hansen, Essie, Sally Beauty, and janavrints