January 28, 2012

What guys really think

Spring 2012 Trends: Pastel Pallet

Lisa: I'm so torn. I love color! Bold color, bright color, pops of color, all color. Muted color doesn't do it for me as much. I feel like it's going to be very easy to do this trend wrong and walk around looking like an Easter egg. Having said that, if done correct (like these ladies above) I think it looks nice. Darling really. I kinda want mint colored pants, but pairing them with something not pastel. I am torn on how this trend is going to be pulled off by us "real" people, but I think I'm going to try it out! ;) 
p.s. I want that first dress. 

Ryan: Pastels suffer from lack-of real world application (in my humble, Midwestern-styled opinion). Look at the pics above - the sets are amazing & the pics are edited to look ridiculously good. The aqua-blue outlines on the modeling runway/basketball court actually MATCHES THE GIRL'S DRESS. But how are these bright, "Fifth-Element" looking color palette's going to look at the monthly team-meeting at the office? And unless you're on-stage & your name is Andre 3000 from Outkast, you need not be wearing pastels at night. So when then? I hereby present the only allowable options: Springtime. Memorial Day weekend. Boat rides pre-3pm. Grandparents anniversary party at their subdivisions clubhouse. Sunday AM at the park with your kids after getting Starbucks. The Kentucky Derby (don't forget absurd hat). Mother's Day. Brunch. And finally - polo matches. Let's hear your comments - what days/times of year am I forgetting?


Lotus Blossom Design said...

loving the soft colors...xo

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

I can't say I'm a big fan of the pastels! They're just too soft for me and like Ryan said, there are too few times that they're actually good for.

Sunshine - www.cancersurvivor26.blogger.com said...

I am so ready for spring! Love the pics..


oomph. said...

i never feel 100% in pastels, but i do want some minty green or blue pants!


Gwen said...

You are both right! And you crack me up too! Pastels have never been my go to colors. I do love that bottom dress on the left! :)

Call Me Snakke said...

Such pretty colors! I love these outfits! The flower dress is amazing!! Great post.


Lara Paches said...

Lol, Ryan! His "acceptable times" to wear pastels made me laugh out loud :)! I love pastels but I think it's going to be really hard to pull off as well!

the desert foxx said...

Great post! That last dress is to die for.


BritneyN_0518 said...

I don't own very many pastels because I'm afraid they will wash me out. I'm platinum blonde and not very tan. Although maybe when I get my hair dyed back to brown the pastels will look better on me....hmmm....we'll see!


Cara said...

love the two different pov's-
I am such a huge fan of pastels, I think they are lovely and romantic and I will be wearing them so much this spring/summer season!
xo Cara