Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Pastels: Trends to Try

Just because we are heading into the winter months doesn't mean we have to put away our pastel pieces until spring. This season, lighter hues, especially blush, are making their mark when it comes to winter fashion trends.
Wallis Blazer c/o (similar here and here) // J.Crew Sequin Top (similar here and here) // Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's Skinny Gray Denim (similar here and here) // Go Jane Heels (similar here /closeD toe version here) // Wallis Clutch c/o (similar here and here) // Lookbook Store Necklace c/o // Bracelets: Forever 21 (exact and similar here), Shine Project c/o and Lily and Laura // H&M Sunglasses (similar here)

Pastel tones add a feminine, soft touch and are a nice change from other popular trends like bold plaids, animal print and basic black. I chose to add a dash of sparkle to my blush blazer. This time of year I am drawn to anything that sparkles. It's part of the holiday magic.

I mentioned last week that there is a HUGE contest hosted by Kotex®. Huge as in a FREE trip. All you have to do is share your winter pastel look for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City. The prize package also includes a shopping spree, hair, make up and an editorial on Glam.com.

"Try it for yourself". Upload your picture to Glam's Facebook page for a chance to win. Each week the Glam editorial team will pick the best photo and the winner will receive a $100 AMEX gift card, plus be eligible for the grand prize fashion trip to New York with a friend.

Every Tuesday, for the next three weeks, I will be announcing the trend of the week. Get ready to snap your pictures and enter to win. Next week may or may not include over sized outerwear. So, start putting those outfits together!


Shouldn't you decide what works for yourself? At Kotex®, we believe in the power of choices. That's why we offer a full lineup of tampons, pads and pantiliners. But you never know what works best until you try it. So, each week, we are challenging you to try a new trend - and flaunt your new look!

U by Kotex® provides protection that passes the only test that matters - your life. Try U by Kotex® for yourself and commit to protection you can get serious about. Head to Facebook to grab a sample and show us what trend you're trying this week. Let the world know what you think!

This contest runs from November 25, 2013 through December 29, 2013.

*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by U by Kotex® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U by Kotex®.



Sandy a la Mode said...

in LOVE with this look on you!! love each and every piece!!

Ashley said...

I totally agree! I wear the pastels all year round!! You look so pretty, I am so in love with this outfit!!! You nailed it :)

Sincerely Miss Ash

Anonymous said...

Pretty color/texture combo! I recently ordered a pair of grey jeans online and can't wait to get them. Have a great day, Shanna!

PatrĂ­cia M. said...

Loving so much this whole outfit, it's so impossible to resist those soft tones for Winter!


Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

You look great, love the sequin top and the grey jeans.


Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

That pretty pink looks so great on you and love the sequin tank!

Charming Lucy said...

I am so glad you posted this Shanna!! I just bought a pair of blush pants from the Loft and I have been struggling with how to style them for winter! I think I will just pair them with a gray sweater because I love this color combo! Now, if I just had somewhere to go other than my kid's dance studio;) On a side note, can you wear this blush color for spring too? I am always looking for ways to wear pieces for several seasons! Have a great day!! Susan

Becky M said...

Oh my gosh I love your whole outfit! That sparkle too would be perfect for a holiday party and the blazer gives it such a classy look!


Style-Delights said...

Totally gorgeous look! So very festive too with the sequins! LOVE it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Carly said...

Love pastels on you, so pretty!


MorganizewithMe said...

This is a fantastic combo, I like the soft colors.

Alyssa said...

This is such a lovely color on you–you look like you're glowing! I'm loving blush shades for the winter months...currently hunting down a coat!

Natramirez08 said...

I love EVERYTHING about this outfit. Everything.Awesome Shanna.

TheTinyHeart said...

The sparkle is so pretty! This would be great for the holidays!

The Tiny Heart

Rachel said...

I just wrote about light pink coats on my blog today (and how I love pairing them with the color gray). now you went and perfected my words with this post!

Unknown said...

Such a pretty color combo! And I love that J Crew sequin top. Pastels look so pretty on you.


Melissa said...

Ooo! I'm totally entering! I love your blog Shanna. :) You look amazing in those pink hues.


Helene in Between said...

i love pink for winter!! its so sweet and pretty!

Shira said...

obsessed with your sequined top and pretty blazer! So beautiful!


Always Maylee said...

Oh hello there gorgeous! Love pastels any time of year. And I love your sparkly top.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

pretty little things said...

I love winter pastels! this outfit looks great on you -- I would even substitute little gray booties in to complete the look too! xo


Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Pure gorgeousness! Like you, I love the femininity that pastels bring in, in spite of all the bold prints out there these days!

Whitney 'Nic' James said...

Such a pretty and chic look. Fun too - the sparkles are great! I'm a fan of whites and light colors in the colder months. The colors are so soft and pretty!


Amy Shaughnessy said...

Gorgeous!!!! This is a fabulous look on you girlfriend!


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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love love love pink & gray.

Wine and Couture said...

Where did you get the necklace?
xo, Lee

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Shanna! You look like a super model in that first pic! GORGEOUS!

Daily Style Finds said...

Pretty in Pink (and gray)!

Daily Style Finds

Unknown said...

I love it! Looks great on you Shanna!


Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love this look! The sequin top with the light pink is just gorgeous!
Jeans and a Teacup

jackie jade said...

love anything sparkly too! love that your sparkly tee and blazer are the same color. such a pretty combo.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Unknown said...

Your pastels are so pretty! I especially love the grey jeans!


Nadine said...

Pink, gray and sparkle. You pretty much summed up everything I could ever ask for in an outfit!

Tori said...

This look is so amazingly chic!! Ahh I want to go out and buy every piece!! You never ceases to amaze me at how you look great in all different types of looks!! Love it!


Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Love your sequiny top!

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

This pale pink is perfection on you. I'm loving the sequins and how you styled your hair!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm loving the pastels! and that sequin top with your statement necklace is too fun!


TaraMixandMatch said...

Love that we both went for pink and grey...you look so pretty!

Nina Piccini said...

This look is GORGE!

xo, NIna

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the color palette and the sequins!

Christie 'xo
The Closet by Christie


Because of Jackie said...

That pastel, tonal look on you is beautiful! You literally glow in it:)

susan jakovina said...

LOVE this on you!!

bluehuewonderland said...

I love this outfit, it looks great on you! Such pretty colors and textures. Oh to be still wearing sandals, it is so cold where I'm from. Beautiful outfit for the holidays.

blue hue wonderland

Anonymous said...

My God, Shanna. This outfit is my favorite one I've seen! I'm a sucker for pastels and blazers and sequins. and that necklace!!!

I need to win the lottery and have you style my wardrobe!

Anonymous said...

My God, Shanna. This outfit is my favorite one I've seen! I'm a sucker for pastels and blazers and sequins. and that necklace!!!

I need to win the lottery and have you style my wardrobe!

FitTravelerAJ said...

OOO, you look AMAZE in pastels! The sequins are the perfect touch.


Unknown said...

beautiful outfit! I am your newest fan!!!
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Gipsyonline said...

so stunning winter wear for women .....thanks for the post!!:)