Can you believe that we are half way through April?!? With nearly half of the month down, the Texas weather has been playing quite a few overcast tricks on us – but no sweat because its still Spring. Spring is here, bringing with it another installment of Diversity Chic!
Here we are on our fourth installment and I hope that you benefit from this month’s trend as much as I have.
If you are new to the movement, learn more about it below:
Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.
Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.
This month we decided to tackle the angelic and dreamy pastel hues for our looks. The wait is over…
Let’s discuss my look –
About the Outfit
All too often I read that women with wide hips should stay away from printed or bright colored bottoms because they make you look even wider. I use to be a beanstalk with no fashion sense whatsoever, but since I’ve become a voluptuous grown women I take pride in quite a bit of the things I wear. I refuse to believe that just because a woman has wide hips she isn’t allowed to wear the bright red pants or floral bottoms she see in a store. To me, that’s crap and setting women back.
We are allowed to embrace our bodies how we see fit and these floral pants were it for me! I spotted them online when I was doing a little spring closet revival shopping and had to have them. They are amazing and David said my butt looks amazing in them. I opted to cuff the bottoms to show off my wedges and add a little bit more flair to the outfit. The chambray top add a subtle touch of spring to this outfit without taking away from the bold pastel floral print happening on the pants. This outfit can be worn with wedges or cute flats/sandals, which adds so much versatility to my closet. I could’ve easily added a flowy satin top to match this for a simple night out on the town look.
As for the Michael Kors bag, it’s not mine. I jumped on purse duty as we were moving shoot locations and happen to try out Darling Truly‘s stunning MK satchel. Look at that sleek bag, it goes well with a variety of outfits.
About the Trend
Pastels aren’t meant to be feared! We often hear people saying they can’t pull off such light colors, but have yet to try it in a style pattern that works for their wardrobe. Three things I want to share in regards to pastels.
1. Pastels are not just for little girls! These light hues have a certain way of lightening up an ensemble to give it a soft and feminine look that you may want to achieve in any type of wardrobe. Check out Stephanie’s outfit to see a simple pastel colored shirt can bring a soft feminine side to any outfit.
2. Don’t be afraid to limiting pastels to just a hint. Your entire outfit does not need to consist of pastels! You can make it something as large as floral print pants to a simple pastel necklace, it’s whatever is comfortable with your style. Jordan does a great job with this.
3. Embrace the funky side of pastels! You’ll see more of this with Valery’s awesome outfit for this month’s installment.
As I stated above, each of my blogger besties incorporated this theme with their own style and it worked very well.
Curious about the other looks….be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies of Diversity Chic!
Photos by Stephanie Drenka Photography