Pretty In Pastel

Pretty In Pastel-- An 80's inspired pastel look| gutterfashion.com

Many colors hold memories for us, and resonate throughout our entire lives. Whether these colors have a negative connotation or a positive one, you’ll never be able to look at them the same. As I mentioned in an earlier article, turquoise has a positive association with me, and is something that I closely associate with childhood. It reminds me of simpler times when I didn’t have to worry about bills, work, or having to maintain a social life with my friends so that I don’t lose them. You can get lost in color, and that experience can be magical and wonderful. Color theory and the psychology of color are something that I suggest everyone look into, because you can learn so many interesting facts that will open your eyes to the world of color.

Pastel colors seem to really resonate positively with a lot of people. Because they’re such soft colors, I think a lot of people can associate them with specific times in their youth. Nostalgia drives a lot of things in people’s lives and is being tapped into by a lot of companies these days. This has obviously influenced fashion, as is seen in many fashion forecasting sites and influencer blogs. With the rise of the Toywave movement we have witnessed a lot of childlike features, color schemes and details added into our everyday wardrobe. If you haven’t ever thought about it or taken notice to this, do a little research after you read this article. You might be very surprised with the results you get!

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Today’s fashionista is the epitome of a pastel goddess. She’s totally killing the all-pastel look and makes you want to wear the colors she’s rocking. I cannot get enough of this 80’s inspired striped button up. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling while looking at this because the colors remind me of the color scheme that existed in a beach house my family frequented. It brings back a wave of memories when I look at this and I think that’s why I love it even more. The colors aren’t daring and won’t clash with a lot of your everyday outfits, so I think it would be a great versatile piece to own. The way these sleeves are cuffed adds to the stylish vibe of the outfit and just looks plain cool. Very 80’s chic!

Pretty In Pastel-- An 80's inspired pastel look| gutterfashion.com Pretty In Pastel-- An 80's inspired pastel look| gutterfashion.com

There are some specific shades of pink that I just cannot stand. If the pink if too bright or in your face, I just won’t wear it (shocker). This color, however, isn’t one of those cases. It’s a color that is easy on the eye and can be paired with a lot of other colors. Versatility is the key to a great outfit! I truly like the style of these shorts because they’re not too long and they’re not too short. I’ve never been fond of wearing super short shorts because I have a fear of underwear or something showing. I know it’s irrational but it has curved my fashion choices. Like the rest of the outfit, there’s something so 80’s country club about these shorts and it’s honestly so cute.

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Accessories, like shoes, are key to the perfect outfit. If there’s anything off with an accessory, or if it just doesn’t work with the outfit, you’ll be able to tell right away. This can potentially take an amazing outfit all the way down to a “so-so” one. While there is a lot of freedom given with accessories, I choose not to wear any because the many options are just plain overwhelming. The hair clip this fashionista is wearing is totally adorable and very reminiscent of Little Twin Stars. It’s the first thing I mentioned when I took pictures of this outfit. Not only does it draw in the other colors of the rest of the outfit, it continues the cutesy, childlike theme.

Pretty In Pastel-- An 80's inspired pastel look| gutterfashion.com Pretty In Pastel-- An 80's inspired pastel look| gutterfashion.com

So, are there any colors that have special meaning to you? Do you own any clothing in those colors? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I went to an all girls school for high school, and out school skirt plaid definitely sends me back to the good ol’ days! Love the outfit by the way. The details, like your hair tie, are adorable.

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