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Looking pretty in pastel styles

Neon may have made its mark this summer, but we’re sensing a color palette shift from eye-popping hues to pretty pastels. Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth have both been recently spied sporting baby pink (so cute!) and we’re ready to jump aboard this soft-hued trend, too. Take a look at our picks for some stylish pastel looks that are sure to have you swooning.

Pastel Fashion

1. Bangles (Charm & Chain, $36), 2. Heels (, $139), 3. Purse (Mod Cloth, $40),
4. Skirt (, $210), 5. Dress (Tobi, $207), 6. Blouse (Neiman Marcus, $285)

6 Pretty pastel looks we love

1Pastel bling

We are in love with these dotted rhinestone and gold enamel bangles in pretty pastel hues (Charm & Chain, $36). The delicate arm candy comes in light pink, light blue and white and offers a sophisticated option for spicing up your look. They may look subtle but stack three or four, and you’ve got an eye-catching, on trend accessory.

2Pastel heels

Our newest shoe crush has arrived in the form of pretty blue pastel John Fluevog pumps (, $139). We’re not sure what caught our eye first – the perfect light blue hue, the sexy side cut-outs or the vintage vibe – each of those fashion pluses made it hard to turn away from these gorgeous heels. We’ll be pairing ours with skinny denim or any neutral dress that needs a little something extra.

3Pastel purse

Finding that perfect go-anywhere purse – one that’s just the right size, in a shade you love, that feels perfect as it lies across your body – is tricky business. But we’re pretty confident you’ll be happy with this swoon-worthy purse in a soft pistachio hue (Mod Cloth, $40). We’re partial to the dainty strap and textured shell, but there’s a lot to love about this pretty purse.

4Pastel plaid

Feel like a school girl again in this stylish high waisted pastel plaid skirt (, $210) featuring blues, pinks and soft peachy hues. If you’re looking for something fun and flirty that still maintains an air of refinement, this is the look for you. Pair your skirt with a white or cream short-sleeved blouse, oxford shoes and a cropped cardi for an updated take on the school girl look.

5Pastel polka dots

We have a soft spot for polka dots – combine that with our new favorite color trend – and obviously we’re ready to jump on board. If you need an example, just take a look at this structured Alice + Olivia one shoulder dress (Tobi, $207) in dusty rose to see what we mean. Pair this chic piece with ankle booties and a distressed denim jacket for a feminine yet edgy look.

6Pastel blouse

Leave it to Diane von Furstenberg to elevate the humble blouse into something seriously noteworthy. We were instantly smitten with this flowy, pastel-toned top (Neiman Marcus, $285) with cap kimono sleeves, an elastic waist and a crossover design that mimics the classic wrap dress made famous by Furstenberg. Pair with strappy flats and high waisted shorts with some metallic bling for a polished, get-noticed look.

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