Fashion is totally having a pastel moment thanks to Spring runways at Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, and Tory Burch. So, we headed over to Intermix's newest location in Brentwood, CA, and styled out one mint green blouse for three different occasions. Whether you want to mix it with rich textures, go colorblocked with a bold bright, or edge it up for a night out, we've got something for everyone in today's installment of Ways to Wear. On Allison McNamara: A.L.C. top, A.L.C. shorts.
When canvassing the Spring '12 runways, it can be tough to pinpoint the most complementary and standout hues, especially when you also take into account that most of us are not flaunting supermodel body types. We're not going to let that stop us from wearing the prettiest, brightest, and most flattering shades for our shapes. We've culled the most universally versatile and real-life wearable colors for you to try on for size. First up: pops of purple. The cool undertones of violets, lavenders, and mauves bring out the warmth of your skin tone and eye color, while the ultra feminine shade instantly injects a girlie vibe and slimming illusion. Click through to see more of Spring's color palettes and find out how they'll work their way into your wardrobe.
We first saw a saturated version of mint green on the Chloé Fall 2011 runway; since then, subtle versions have been popping up, like on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's minty green skirt and Olivia Wilde's Chloé Resort 2012 dress. The color can seem a little like candy, but paired with the right colors we think it will provide a fresh, cool contrast to neutral tones like camel, charcoal, gray, and slate for Fall. If you're keen to try one of the season's bold color combos, pair mint green with royal blue or deep shades of red. Avoid other pastels, so you don't look like you missed the Easter parade. To get minted quick, shop our widget below.
Who's in the mood for some hot shorts? I always am, especially when they're this hot. If you are too, jump into these Mint Green High Waist Mini Shorts, size small. Isn't the color out of this world? They're the perfect way to break up the Winter lull. Just wear tights so you don't freeze. Then, come Spring, show off your gorgeous gams.
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Is it just us or is the Banana Republic Spring 2009 collection as chic (if not more so) than some of the Spring 09 collections we saw in the tents this year? The gliding silks, the rolled up sleeves, the jumpsuits, the color palette of mint, ice blue, nude, and white--it's all too much to handle! As Simon Kneen first full collection for for the brand, we are now prepared to belive that Banana Republic will be the chicest new style destination in the contemporary price bracket. Which makes us wonder if Kneen has been at the helm since January (even if this is his first full collection) have they been achieving this level of chic for months now? We've just been distracted by their sale section (which is so unsightly!) or the fact that the closest one to us is on Broadway which is the Bermuda Triangle of tourist shopping. As a penance, we will be making a stop at their store this weekend...if Spring is this fantastic there must be something to tide us over from the Fall collection.