Playful Pastels

Make some room neon! Pastel has made its comeback. Now the bold and bright electric shades have to share the spotlight with soft and demure hues.

Pastels are being sighted everywhere this summer from nails to shoes, jackets to jeans, and tops to dresses. Pastels are even being featured in home décor and the interior design scene.

Katy Perry rocking pastel painted nails (Courtesy: Stylebistro.com)

I really love pastels right now, and why shouldn’t I?  Think of all the fab styling possibilities that come with soft feminine hues like lavender, mint green, cotton candy pink, sky blue, peaches & cream, and saturated coral.

Pastels + Neutrals:  Trying pastels for the first time? Ease into this trend by pairing your pastel tinted skinnies with an otherwise casual outfit. By pairing a color with neutrals you don’t overpower the look and can slowly ease into this trend. You can opt for an extra contrasting pop of pastel with fun accessories or painted nails.

Jack by BB Dakota Maddy Kennon Stripe Tank

Flying Monkey “Klique B” Leopard Short

Pastel & Print: What I like about pastels is that they can give a feminine touch to a bold print or pattern. A pair of leopard print shorts looks fun when paired with a dainty mint pastel tank and fashionable flip-flops!

Mine Chiffon Square Print Top

 

It’s all about Layers:  Not new to the color trend, but you’re ready to spice up your style a notch? Make a statement when you wear a contrasting colored bottom like the Flying Monkey jegging in coral with a pastel patterned top.  Layer, layer, and layer some more.  You can start with one pastel piece, and then you can add more as you gain confidence!

Pastels are perfect for a feminine springtime look and will continue through the summer. Be sure to keep an eye out for chic new pastel apparel arriving daily at gliks.com or you can visit your local Glik’s store location to find your perfect pastel piece!

Playful Pastels

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic

Our “Style” post today is influenced by bohemian and hippie looks.  The BoHo look seems to be even hotter this summer than usual with all of the maxi dresses and gladiator sandals.  BoHo chic is all about the “floaty” skirts and the floral and embroidered prints.

Outfit 1:  A belted maxi dress is your go-to look for this style, especially paired with a great pair of brown gladiator sandals with a slight heel.  Add some bangles and a feather earring for some extra flair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: My Beloved – Maxi with Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: City Classified

 

Outfit 2:

This floral print dress looks great by itself when it’s hot, or with a pair of distressed Silver jeans when it’s cooler.  Gladiators always work as a go-to shoe for this look, but western-inspired boots would give it an added edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: Codify

 

Outfit 3:

This top puts a modern spin on the hippie look, and these distressed shorts a must-have for hot summer days.  These cut out sandals are a perfect match to finish off the look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shorts: Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: Wanted

 

And, of course, every BoHo chic girl needs a classic pair of aviators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want us to write about a style we missed?  Let us know!

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic