How to Wear Pastel Without Looking Like an Easter Egg

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By: Zoey Woldman

Even though it doesn’t quite feel like it, spring is upon us, my friends. That means it’s almost time to ditch our 500 (very different, but same) black sweaters and break out our sun dresses, skirts, and anything colorful (yes, it’s okay to wear color! We don’t have to look like Vampires year-round). In fact, Making it in Manhattan highly encourages you to dabble in colorful clothes. Color makes everyone happy, and at MIIM we try to create a world of rainbows and unicorns. We challenge YOU to try color and get in the spring spirit by playing around with pastels. I know that sounds a bit scary, but by following the tips below, we’re sure you won’t look like an Easter egg.

Pastel Polish

If you’re emotionally attached to your black sweaters, and cringe at the idea of wearing color, try a festive pastel polish. Against your neutral tones, your nails are sure to standout in a good way. Keep it simple by choosing an all over pastel color, or be bold and go for a pastel pattern like the ones above.

Lovely Locks

Welcome the spring season by taking the plunge and doing something fun with your hair that you’ve always been too scared to try. It seems like every year there’s a new, bigger, better, colorful hair trend than the year before. For 2018, it’s rose gold. Remember, it’s just hair. If you totally hate it, it will always grow back, and it can always be dyed, so why not try something new? Besides, who doesn’t love rose gold?


Maybe you’re eager to add pastels into your wardrobe, but you’re not quite sure if you’re ready to dive right into full looks. If that’s the case, try accessorizing with pastel pieces. A cute bag or funky shoe will show the world that you have an edgy side, and you’re ready for spring (and the sunny weather that will hopefully come with it).

Pastels & Prints

If you’re the bold type, go all in and try mixing pastels with prints. Sometimes pastel paired with black or white can be too harsh a contrast. Pastels with prints prove that you’re not afraid to take a risk, and that you have a fun sense of fashion. Making it in Manhattan’s very own Caroline Vazzana is a pastel and print pairing pro!

Now that you are fully equipped with the knowledge of wearing pastels, Making it in Manhattan challenges you! Try out pastels, and post a pic in the comments or tag @makingmanhattanofficial on Instagram. We can’t wait to see how you wear pastels!


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