Trend Report: Pastel Perfect

What comes to mind when you think of pastels? Surely it’s Easter or Spring. Or maybe it’s visions of childhood, with gentle memories of sugary sweets and fluffy clouds and the feeling of comfort and serenity that innocence brings.

Even though there’s no wrong time to rock pastels, these shades flourish during the Spring season and especially now in 2021 when we need to feel uplifted and positive after a year of uncertainty.

The 2020 pandemic shaped our shopping habits and we gravitated towards more comfortable pieces like coordinated lounge sets and knit dresses. This also extended into colors we wear, finding ourselves soothed by lighter shades. It’s no surprise that color has a positive effect on our mood and psychologically-speaking, can inspire a sense of calm.

Pastels have come a long way since Marie Antoinette and the 18th century. Some may associate shades like baby pink and sky blue with softer silhouettes and feminine patterns, but with our new line-up of vegan suede and leather outerwear, we can offer a way to edge up your ensemble.

If you prefer to jump right in, create a tonal look with a spectrum of pinks. Mix and match pieces in a variety of shades to create more depth than your average monochrome. Try the Lauren Vegan Suede Jacket with a light pink top and a darker shade of pink for your bottoms. And if you really want to make a statement, add a pop of red with heels, a bag, or even red lips!

Isn't sky blue so dreamy? Top off your look with our Kelly Vegan Leather Jacket or opt for the Natalie Denim Jacket in a light wash that's perfect for this time of year.

Although not outwardly considered "pastels", taupe and cream lend themselves to the same range of soft colors. They're also great tones to anchor any confection-colored look. Layer the Jenn Vegan Suede Jacket over a floral-printed dress or your favorite jeans-and-tee look. Or opt for the Maddie Vegan Leather Jacket for the evening with a blouse and leather leggings.

Whether you opt for a full head-to-toe pastel look or just want to try something new, you can count on Coalition LA's new Spring / Summer line-up of light colors to get your fix!

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