When I was but a wee huntress, I LOVED neon. It was the 90s, after all. Head to toe neon was the thing. My favorite outfit was one that I had picked up with my grandmother: rainbow neon leopard print spandex pants and a matching leopard sweatshirt (with an actual leopard printed on it). Seriously, I felt like a rockstar in that outfit. (I hope I’m painting a solid picture of myself as a lil’ huntress). I made a point to never wear pastels back in those days. Pastels, to me, were just a boring bunch of colors that didn’t interest me. …flash forward to present time. Here I am, embracing purely pastels. It’s funny how our conceptualization of style and fashion changes over time. Though, I have to say, I still think that leopard print look was pretty cool in retrospect…but perhaps is best as a memory versus a current look. So, ditching the leopard, neon, and spandex, this is my purely pastels look: The Fashion Huntress all grown up.
Top: Banana Republic via thrift ($1, retails for $80)
Pants: Gap ($5 marked down from approx $60)
Blazer: Zac Posen via consignment ($70, retails for $3,000)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack ($15)
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack ($50 marked down from $90)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Color mixing within hues is one of the easiest ways to mix and match colors in the same outfit. I have four different shades of pastel in this look, but with all pastels, the look manages to read as a very cohesive outfit. If you’re new to color mixing, staying within one hue is the easiest way to begin.
2) Hmm, something strange happened with these shoes: the leather actually wore through on the inside by my toes. This has actually never happened to me before and I was a little disheartened. I’ve always had good luck with Sam Edelman shoes, but this made me question the quality a bit. Outlier? Or not so great quality? I would love to hear others’ feedback on this issue and if it’s happened to you before?
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