If you spent any time surfing the web or reading Vogue during Paris Fashion Week, you already know that pastels are the latest fashion trend for this Spring and Summer 2012.
Designers from Ralph Lauren on down and buyers at the likes of every woman’s favorite, Anthropologie, have infused their collections with pretty princess pinks, yellows so light they could make a lemonade blush, and, best of all—feminine and airy mint! The good news is that mint looks great on almost everyone, if you pick the right shade for your skin tone.
The other fantastic part of this lovely color being in season is the fun you can have dressing it up and down, and pairing it with other colors. Mint really pops with almost any shade of orange, from a light sherbet down to an almost-brown bronze.
Experiment with a floating, minty blouse and tight, dark jeans and sterling silver jewelry by Sivani for a sophisticated look. Or pair a printed top in mint with a pleated, Great-Gatsby-esque skirt in bright white and your favorite wedges for an ultra-girly style. It’s also fun to let mint take center stage by way of your accessories.
Splurge on a pair of oversized sunglasses in this cool shade. A mint leather handbag makes a retro statement with any summer cocktail dress. Or grab a pair of glossy pumps in mint for an instant Wednesday-workday pick-me-up.
Mint is also an unexpectedly demure shade for nails this spring: try Essie’s Candy Apple or OPI’s Damone Roberts, 1968. Of course, it goes without saying that Sivani’s minty designs fit well in the fashion trends Spring 2012!
Polyester shirt $24 - topshop.com
Slim fit blazer $150 - topshop.com
Citizens of Humanity slim fit jeans $335 - stanwells.com
Platform high heels $60 - dsw.com
AllSaints leather clutch $95 - allsaints.com
Women's Leather and Bead Wrap Bracelet
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