Summer fashion usually suggests pastel shades, but not everyone wants to wear pale blue or pink. To inspire you to explore other soft hues, this week’s fashion show features 15 chic ensembles for work and play in alternative colors such as grey, taupe and cream. Some pale blues, pinks and greens are also included but with a twist. Each outfit is accessorized with vintage costume jewelry from the TruFaux Jewels website.
The outfits presented below are in slide-show format. If you like a particular ensemble and want to see the detailed descriptions, click on the image to be transferred to Polyvore, the platform I use for creating these outfits.
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