Subtle Chic

Subtle Chic




When I think of pastel I used to think it involved bright colours. I mean it does but like it’s confusing maybe because of how fashionistas wear it. So I’d think pastel colours were a yellow or a bright blue. Lol oops!  I’ve never bothered to look at the dictionary meaning of pastel. This is because descriptively it’s pretty obvious. However for the sake of wide research I decided to look up the meaning of pastel and realized my description was not so correct. Pastel in the colour sense refers to a soft and delicate shade of color. Synonyms such as pale, soft delicate, light colored, light toned would definitely work. This season being spring in the west and Raining season in the western part of Africa( Nigeria to be specific) the use of pastel is the trend for this season. It is fun, flirty, and fresh! Further on in my discovery, I realized that there are four basic ways you can wear pastel. This theory is my personal one, so hear it goes. You can

1) monochrome it ; mixing black and white hues with a touch of pastel is not so tricky and very doable, adds a bit of colour to the monochromatic piece. Another way to monochrome is to make the shade of pastel the only recurrent colour or rather the only colour from head to toe. Sounds a bit matchy matchy- old school, but very easy to pull off without looking dated. Here are a few photos showing both ways.

2). Colour blocking pastel; It’s easy to colour block with pastel because of how soft the shades are. The colours transition seamlessly from one piece to the other. However when your colour blocking pastel try to add neutral colours to create a balance or else you may wind up looking like an Easter egg and it defeats the purpose of that fresh pastel look you want to create.
3) Keep it fresh; Styling the right outfit with pastel colours would leave you looking classy and fresh. Nothing says fresh than a play with soft colours. Pastel has a way of making you look expensive. Designers like Christian Louboutin are known for their creativity with use of pastel in the famous nude pointees.
Ciara in a beige embroidered skirt and blouse from Zara!!

4) Let it pop; If you’re wearing pastel,it’s best to always add a pop of colour somewhere in between, it could be your lipstick, your hand bag, or any item your wearing. Just so you’re not completely washed out in pastel and you look a bit more interesting. Here are some visual effects.
Believe it or not Rihanna’s hair does add a pop of colour to this outfit. Very edgy but yet also subtle.

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OMG I remember when I wore this dress to a wedding in Uyo(Awka Ibom state). I felt pretty in pink but apart from that what I love most about this RiverIsland dress is the simplicity and the little sexiness you can see from the double slit and the Chris-cross at the back that i failed to capture. Oops sorry didn’t feel the need since I didn’t put my hair up.  Continue reading “THROW BACK THURSDAY”