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Pastels and Black / Knits and Leather

Or, layered up for in-between seasons…

Pastels have already become a massive hit this season; it might just be because they are such a massive change from the rock-chick, studded / sequinned looks that were so massive last season.

After a bit of window shopping last week, I saw that most of the high street stores have pretty pieces in dozens of shades; from off-white to dark pink and mink, and everything in-between. A lot of the looks / visual merchandising that featured the lighter pieces are put together with darker toned and black elements. I think this way of wearing pastels is a perfect for coming out of winter, before the weather warms up.

I’m not getting into that whole, not wearing white out of season thing, but some paler colours can look a bit to summery for winter. The fabrics that are used are also quite light; lace and sheer viscose need to be layered up with warmer fabrics in colder months.

So I mixed up these little cotton-lace culottes and polka-dot vest (worn backwards) with a leather jacket and boots, and a woollen scarf and cardigan. It also meant that the pastel colours of the shorts and vest was set off against the dark leather. The hand-knitted, Arran cardi mixed the two elements together perfectly.

More pics and outfit details at HerApparel.wordpress.com

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6 Responses to “Pastels and Black / Knits and Leather”


  1. February 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous, where did u get those shorts?? Theyre adorable:)!! I love the background too!! x

  2. February 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Ah wow, I love this! Especially how everything is so pretty but the boots are still hardcore. Looks great!

  3. February 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I agree with you! Also, it can be a bit to sweet wearing lacy pastels from head to toe, so adding a bit of dark colour gives is an edge. Great layering!

  4. February 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I think you’ve got my cardi on. Polo shop in Kildare Village a few weeks ago and haven’t taken it off since!! Lovely pictures, looking good in this transition between seasons


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