Fashion trends tend to be cyclical. One minute something is hot and in the next, it’s just not. The great thing about fashion is how a certain style or color is bound to make a comeback somewhere down the line. Last year, I discussed my strong dislike for the neon color trend. This time I have a reason to rejoice at this year’s color trend––pastels.
Maybe my love for pastels is linked to having been born around the spring. Soft colors of rose petal pink, lavender, or daffodil yellow instantly makes me yearn for the milder temperatures and the flowers getting ready to sprout from the ground. Whatever it is, I find the colors to make a girl feel pretty and flirty.
Where neon colors announce, “I’m here and I’m daring. If you don’t like it, then get out of my way,” pastels seem to say, “I’m romantic and I carry an air of innocence.” Pastels are what I like to call the low-key and subtle colors of fashion. A person who wears pastels makes the kind of statement where a hint of their presence is left behind. You almost wonder if she ever existed at all. The colors also evoke a bit of coyness depending on what pieces you wear.
Pastels can also bring out the little girl in all of us who used to wear those Sunday Easter dresses to represent the youth and renewal of spring. These colors embodies all of that. Pastels have been my favorite kind of colors to wear and keep in my wardrobe. I also consider them an extension of who I am as a person when I’m out in public and wear these colors. I am a romantic and dreamer in some ways, and wearing a pale pink dress or a sea green blouse communicates that. It’s refreshing to wear colors that pushes out the winter blues of blacks and grays, and welcomes blue skies and abundant sunshine. If you want to frolic in the park among a field of flowers, then have fun doing it with a pastel outfit!
What do you think of the current color trend? Does pastels conjure images of femininity and romance? Or are pastels too drab and unimaginative for your liking?