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Diversity Chic: Pastels

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…

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Let’s discuss my look –

About the Outfit

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Short-Sleeved Chambray Shirt (Exact) | Women’s The Pixie Chinos (On Sale Now Exact) | Kelly and Katie Wedges (Similar) | Michael Kors Selma Satchel (Exact)

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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

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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!

JORDAN OF DARLING TRULY | STEPHANIE OF GEEK GLAM | VALERY OF VALERY BRENNAN

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Photos by Stephanie Drenka Photography

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Diversity Chic – Pretty in Pastels

    […] besties in action as they dish the details on their take on pastels: Stephanie, Valery & Sevi. All photos: Stephanie Drenka […]

    April 15, 2015 at 7:22 am
  • Reply LoveCompassionateLee

    Really great advice! I agree that a woman should feel free to try out a style regardless of her shape. I love your floral print pants.

    Happy Wednesday 🙂

    April 15, 2015 at 7:27 am
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Thank you so much! Over the last few years I’ve come to realize that these hips aren’t going anywhere, they are from my dad’s side of the family. I’ve learned to embrace them and wear whatever I want.

      April 15, 2015 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply How to Wear Pastels – Diversity Chic | Valery Brennan

    […] Sevi, Ware is the Vodka | Jordan, Darling Truly | Stephanie, Geek Glam […]

    April 15, 2015 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Valery Brennan

    Your tips are so great!!!

    “As for the Michael Kors bag, it’s not mine.” Obviously that killed me hahahaha.

    April 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      I knew it would! Girl, but let’s be honest it looks pretty good on me.

      April 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Jordan

    Michael looks SO good on you! You’re rockin those floral jeans girllll!

    April 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Thanks for letting me borrow Michael. You know I am trying to be fancy.

      April 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply The Power of Makeup and Manicures | Ware is the Vodka?!?

    […] which is an easy way to help out. You can also snag some killer deals at my favorite stores for Spring Pastels at Nordstorm, Old Navy, and […]

    April 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Diversity Chic: Spring Pastels | STEPHANIE DRENKA

    […] tshirt. One of the best part about pastels is that they work so well together. Case in point– Sevi’s floral pants had the dreamiest combination of mint, baby pink, lavendar, and coral. The chambray […]

    April 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Ginger

    I just discovered/fell in love with your blog! Awesome posts! I’m not as good with fashion-y stuff as I’d like to be but its good to see someone else like me dress cute and give me ideas! 🙂 Plus I love discovering other Dallas bloggers! Keep up the awesome posts!

    April 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Ginger! Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. I attempt the fashion posts, but I’m not the best at it. My photographer makes me look really good. I will definitely be by to check out your blog 🙂

      April 20, 2015 at 8:38 pm

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