I have noticed there has been a huge movement in fashion lately towards softer colors and fabrics, lots of pastel hues in silk and satin and chiffon. I am really happy to see this shift towards a more romantic sense of design. It feels like a great relief after years of everyone trying to emulate Phoebe Philo’s minimalism and restraint (not that I don’t love that too). I’ve been looking for My Little Pony shades of lilac, buttercup yellow, sherbert, and pink and finding a lot of great pieces that make for fantastic color combinations. I consider all of these colors huge mood elevators too. It’s hard to be grumpy when you are wearing blue angora and a dress in canary yellow silk! Below are some of my favorite pieces I have found and some of the ways I am wearing them lately.
Here are some shopping ideas for soft pastel pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe this spring:
Wearing a vintage silk slip dress similar here and a 1940s angora kid’s sweater (similar herewith a vintage paillette bag.
Here I am wearing a vintage satin quilted bedcoat (similar here belted with a Balenciaga belt, and worn with Aquazzura heels. Satin bed jackets like those worn through the 40s and 70s are very easy to find and usually cheap. I think they make fantastic evening wear when they’re wrapped with a fabulous tassle belt and worn with velvet or silk trousers.
Here I am wearing a 70’s pink silk tuxedo blouse similar here with velvet 80s Escada matador pants and a vintage chain belt similar here. I think of this as a more grown up disco look!
This is a silk salmon colored blouse I got at the thrift store a few months ago. Can you believe I used to avoid wearing silk everyday, and would only save it for special occaisions? What a waste! After I got this blouse I realized that floaty fabrics in unsual colors really elevate an everyday look, and my mood. I am continually surprised at how versatile this blouse has been. Here I am wearing Ralph Lauren corduroy trousers and tango heels with the blouse.
Lis Anna-Langston says
OMG. You look gorgeous in these outfits. I love the style and colors, the bed jackets and slips and silk. This is probably my favorite set of photos of all you’ve posted. So original and stunning.
Thank you so much!!! x
In love with the outfits, Jane! Obsessed how you make your vintage pieces up to date. First and second look are my fave