March 21, 2017

Create a Staple Spring Wardrobe with Pastels

online stylist, spring outfit, shopping guide
As I mentioned before, one of the reasons I started this blog was to find a way to work as a "stylist" - to help others put together outfits.  Over the years, my blog has evolved, and I have realized that one of the things I love to do is put together outfits.  In creating outfits, I like to find ways to maximize what people own and help them strategically shop - for both the best deals and pieces that can be worn many different ways.

A few weeks ago, I shared a bright and colorful 15 pieces, and today, I am sharing a more pastel ones - with pinks, whites, and light greys.  I have built this collection around staple pieces like basic tees and skinny jeans.  I also added in a few trends like ruffles and girlfriend jeans.  In creating this staple 15 piece pastel spring wardrobe, I have tried to be budget-conscious by using pieces you might already have in your closet (like tees and jeans) - along with finding items that are under $50 (and a lot under $25) - and including only one item that is more expensive, which is these booties; however, I think these would be a staple that would get a lot of wear for the price.  Also, I did not include accessories like bags or sunglasses - but I shared some sunglasses under $12 and bags under $25 in this post, that would work perfectly with this color theme.


I really love this feminine, pastel palette.  And, I am already planning my next 15 piece wardrobe - that will pull in a lot of these pieces - but use a different color/pattern theme.

Pink Cami: H&M // White Lace Cami: H&M // White Tee: H&M
Ruffle Cardigan: H&M  // Moto Jacket: H&M
Grey Tee: H&M // Ruffle Blouse: H&M  // Girlfriend Jeans: H&M
White Skinny Jeans: H&M // Black Skinny Jeans: H&M
Scarf: H&M // Sneakers: H&M // Jersey Dress: H&M
Pink Loafers: H&M // Booties: Vince Camuto

And, here are a few other items that could be swapped out for the ones above.

This pink ruffle sweatshirt that is $13. It also comes in grey.

This sleeveless blush blouse that also comes in white and is $18.

This powder pink pocket tee for $13.

This $10 gray pocket tee.

This bell sleeve and peplum ruffle hem top that is under $40.

These lace up black sandals that are under $50.

For a more casual athleisure look, these $13 joggers.

Similar pink loafer but in leather.

  I am participating in the following link-ups.


  1. Great pieces!!

  2. I just got that scarf from H&M and a cute blush ruffle sweatshirt. Blush pinks and black just look so chic!!! I adore all these pieces and if a couple end up in my closet, total blogger blame, lol!!

  3. Now this is my kind of color palette! I love how you put together these looks with these pieces.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Love this post! So helpful and beautifully laid out. I love all these pieces.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. So many of these lovely pieces speak to me. When I get emails from H&M, I go over and pin some of the new arrivals each time. Love that short gray cardi with the ruffles. And the pink top with the ruffled bell sleeves. Have pinned both. Need to make a run by our outlet store to visit H&M. Thank you for such feminine, easy inspiration.

  6. I would wear every single one of these looks! Gorgeous

    Life is just Rosie

  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style linkup party.

  8. I love this collection. Really on trend and purse friendly. Thank you

  9. I love this color combination of blush and blacks and grays! And those blush loafers are everything! Thanks for linking up On the Edge.


  10. Fabulous selection! I love the pink ruffle blouse and loafers. Thank you for linking up with Style With a Smile :-)

    Emma xxx