Pastel Patterns

Pastels aren’t typically my color palette. Even before moving to the dark and cynical New York City, I was wearing black, gray and deep jewel tones. But in any city, and especially New York, there’s really no excuse for not trying new things. In no way is this outfit attempting something outside of my comfort zone or pushing the fashion envelope, but it’s not a look to which I would normally gravitate. Khaki skirt, light blue top and gray cardigan… we are veering a little too close to preppy for my taste. Despite all these reasons, this blouse actually became one of my favorites this summer! It is sleeveless, so it was great during the 90 degree commutes, and then I could just throw on a cardigan in the air conditioned office.

It kind of looks like rose colored Clorox was splattered on the blouse. Maybe not the most flattering analogy, but I’m not sure what else it could be!

Speckled light – kind of like the blouse…

Meredith’s Look:

Blouse: Forever21, $12

Cardigan: The Gap, $25

Skirt: Banana Republic, $35

Shoes: Cole Haan, $70

Necklace: Courtesy of Lindsay



Filed under Corporate Style, Meredith's Looks

10 responses to “Pastel Patterns

  1. It really does look like rose colored bleach but it works. I like the layering of the grey under the tank top as well, it adds more dimension to the look.

  2. Cute top! Gotta love Forever…

  3. Love that top! You should wear softer colors more often, they look fab on you 🙂


  4. Sandy

    That’s a great pattern and it looks wonderful on you! It isn’t all that preppy – no golden retriever patterns, sailboats, dippy little prints or anything! It’s fabulous as usual!

  5. Anna

    How lovely you look!

  6. I love the mix of all the grey tones in this outfit – very chic (cubically speaking of course 🙂 )!


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