September 30, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Trend Watch | Pastels for Fall

Along with traditional jewel tones and deep, saturated hues, a surprising color trend is making it’s debut this fall – pastels.

The good news is that this trend can extend the wear of some of your favorite pastel pieces from spring and summer.  Think twice before you store those pink, lavender, mint and yellow cardigans, blouses, blazers and jeans.

I decided to give it a try with my favorite pair of mint jeans.  Adding a navy jacket and leopard heels helped to ground the look and make it more fall-like.

Pastels for Fall 2013 Full

Pastels for Fall 2

Pastels for Fall Close

Leopard Heels

Bijoux Box Necklace

Pastels for Fall 2013 Full 2 [Blazer:  Similar/Jeans:  Kut from the Kloth/Blouse:  The Limited/Heels:  Similar/Purse:  c/o Wallis/Necklace:  c/o Your Bijoux Box/Sunnies:  Ray-Ban/Watch:  Michael Kors/Bracelet:  c/o Everyday Icing]

If you don’t have a pair of pastel jeans yet, it’s not too late.  Here’s an option in corduroy also made by Kut from the Kloth.  These jeans fit me so well – they have the perfect rise, not too high or too low. Their corduroys come in eight different colors.

These would look great paired with a chunky beige sweater and some ankle boots.

[Kut from the Kloth – Mia in Corduroy]

[Cabled Knit Sweater]

[Lylee Ankle Boot]


Your Bijoux Box Collage Over the past few weeks, I’ve featured these three gorgeous pieces of jewelry from Your Bijoux Box.  Your Bijoux Box is a monthly box subscription service that delivers two to three pieces of hand curated jewelry to your front door – all for $35 a month.

All of the pieces I received are very high quality.  The clasps, weight and craftsmanship are what I’d expect from a high end retailer.  I also love that a little card is included each month with suggestions for pairing up the pieces.

Your Bijoux Box has an extra special offer for readers of GYPO.  Sign up for a box subscription HERE and you’ll receive the black bracelet pictured above for FREE!  Just enter code PARTY3 at checkout.

It’s Your Turn:  Will you be wearing pastels this fall?  Tell me in the comments!

Getting my pretty on with Friday’s Fab Faves, What I Wore to Work, Shanna, The Pleated Poppy, Style Sessions, Funday Monday, Monday Mingle, Monday Bloom.

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  • Great post Alison! And you’re totally right, we can just hang on to our pastels!!!!!! LOVE how you paired the mint with the leopard. GENIUS. 🙂

  • I love how you paired your mint jeans with leopard shoes to make it more fall appropriate. You look great!

  • I have mint jeans that I recently paired with a navy top for fall and it felt good to wear color this season! It has been in the 80s here still – which is so weird for us! I am still wearing shorts! I am thankful that you approved wearing color for fall – I hate wearing all black and gray! Blessings! Susan

  • I totally agree it all depends on how you pair it, mixing your pastel with navy and leopard print is prefect. You look gorgeous.

  • I love that pastels will keep going into the fall. My lavender jeans are one of my favorites 🙂 You look great with the mint and navy combo!

  • So pretty! I’m seriously considering a pastel coat for the winter. I like the idea of something pretty in what is sure to be a loooong cold season here.

  • Oh that looks great and am certainly taking some amazing styling tipps with me!

  • Not seeing pastels as a fall trend in NY bc the weather turns relatively quickly but it IS a great way to extend the life of a trend and look gorgeous as always. Bye bye summer!

  • I have been so shy with pastel jeans…..but your combo here made me think twice Alison….now I think I’m ready to look for one now!


  • Love the mint with the leopard heels!

  • Loving the mint and the leopard shoes. I am going to check out those pants, I have a pink pair but could add another pair for sure!

  • beautiful! i can’t get enough of my pink pastel jeans. i wear them waaay too much, i should invest in other colors. 🙂
    you look fabulous alison.

  • Beautiful! Love how you make the pastel pants work for fall.

  • It is definately a fresh take on Fall.


  • Love the blazer and the necklace! You look so pretty as always!

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  • Love how you’re making you’re spring/summer pieces work for fall and I want those booties!

  • I love those mint jeans and how you made them work for fall! I have some shorts the same color and have been trying to work through what to wear them with – I think the navy is a winner!

  • Loe this outfit Alison. Very pretty. I’m loving pastels for fall. THis is definitely something that I could wear.


  • Love the green with leopard, such a pretty mix. Yes to pastels,
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  • I love these pants and the way you styled them for fall! I need a pair of leopard pumps badly!

  • I need some pastel jeans myself, the closest to pastel I have now is mint but I’m drooling over some smoky pink pair 🙂

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  • very cute and wearable look for fall

  • A lot of times pastels wash me out, but I like the idea of wearing them on the bottom and pairing them with something darker! Your outfit is perfect for fall! Well done my friend! 🙂

  • this looks so sleek! I love your mint denim, and the leopard pairing is perfect.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • LOVE this outfit and how you styled the icy mint for fall!! And this jewelry box service sounds so cool! Gotta check it out! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  • Such a cool look…I love the mint jeans with the black blazer!
    Debbie 🙂

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  • I love the mint green jeans and leopard combination, you look so chic! 🙂

  • Chic, chic, chic! This is gorgeous, Alison! I love the combination of mint and dark blue.
    Classy and fabulous!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • I love your fall pastels and your blazer is so crisp.
    Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  • Adorable! I was just thinking about pastels in fall and what I have in my closet. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Trish @ East & Autumn

  • Love the blazer and that necklace! Especially like how the necklace pulls in the color of the jeans.

  • I love this look! Super professional, but fun and trendy! I would love to wear this at the office 🙂

    your blog is adorable! I have enjoyed looking through your posts!


  • Love how you styled this look. Great blog.


  • This whole outfit is killer! I feel somewhat out of place in pastels. It probably has something to do with the fact that I’m freaked I’ll spill something on myself!

  • I adore EVERYTHING about this outfit. I’ve been looking for a good pair of mint jeans, and the animal print pumps really fit well with the entire ensemble. Looking fab, as always! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Diary of a Debutante