The Mommy Stylist

Spring into summer with pretty on-trend pastels

Spring into summer with pretty on-trend pastels

zappos Culture Phit Wren Oversized Weaved Bag
This pretty peach bag has a rich texture that looks designer but doesn't cost it. ($79/Zappos) Photo courtesy of Zappos
nordstrom Isaac Mizrahi Jeans Contrast Cuff Jeans
Get out of the blue jean doldrums with pastel-colored denim. ($44.75/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
banana republic liza pump
The thick heel on this sleek pump ensures stability while the subtle color makes it sing. ($120/Banana Republic) Photo courtesy of Banana Republic
cotton island Veronica M Hacienda Halter Dress
This pretty pattern minimizes the waist and creates sexy curves. ($100/Cotton Island) Photo courtesy of Cotton Island
zara PLEATED JACQUARD SKIRT
A skater skirt makes your legs look long and lean. ($79.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
zappos Calvin Klein Solid Crepe Wrap
If you can't commit to a colorful top or bottom, a scarf is an easy — and inexpensive — compromise. ($28.99/Zappos) Photo courtesy of Zappos
zara blouse with zip neckline
Hardware details, like the zipper on this top, turn a plain old shirt into something special. ($39.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
banana republic Roll-Up Short
Shorts are a mom's warm-weather best friend. We love this pair in cotton candy pink. ($44.50/Banana Republic) Photo courtesy of Banana Republic
pitaya Eternal Dreams Dress,
An ethereal mint green maxi offers comfort and style. ($42/Pitaya) Photo courtesy of Pitaya
pitaya Max Tracks Dres
A bold swipe of lavender keeps this maxi interesting and on-trend. ($24/PItaya) Photo courtesy of Pitaya
the impeccable pig classic chevron dress
This versatile frock can be worn for work or play. Add a pair of silver sandals and a long chain necklace. ($72/The Impeccable Pig) Photo courtesy of Impeccable Pig
zappos Culture Phit Wren Oversized Weaved Bag
nordstrom Isaac Mizrahi Jeans Contrast Cuff Jeans
banana republic liza pump
cotton island Veronica M Hacienda Halter Dress
zara PLEATED JACQUARD SKIRT
zappos Calvin Klein Solid Crepe Wrap
zara blouse with zip neckline
banana republic Roll-Up Short
pitaya Eternal Dreams Dress,
pitaya Max Tracks Dres
the impeccable pig classic chevron dress

With summer upon us, it's time to start thinking about adding some color to your wardrobe. Sure, black is slimming — and generally camouflages baby drool and tiny footprints — but your clothes should make you feel good. Adding some color might just do the trick.

Brights are bold and fun, but pastels are hot this season. They still make a statement — albeit a subtler one. Yes, you can still have your black, as pastels work with it just fine. But they also pair nicely with other, softer neutrals such as gray, brown, khaki, army green and white.

These refreshing shades evoke femininity, sophistication and a just a touch of sass. What mom doesn't want that?