What’s Your Pastel Personality?

One of the biggest trends lighting up the spring runways and being spotted on the streets this season is pastels. The candy-colored hues are bright, cheerful and the perfect pop of color we all need after a brutal winter. How do you choose the right pastel shade for you? While it’s hard to go wrong with pastels, some shades are more flattering for certain skin and hair colors. Donning your perfect pastel is also a great way to express your personality. Here’s the lowdown on the top pastels this season:

Yellow

Unlike its more garish cousins, the pastel version of yellow actually reads quite subdued and sophisticated. This yellow is cool and pale without the bright brassiness of sunflower shades. This hue is versatile and looks effortlessly chic. Treat it like a neutral and pair it with black, white or other pastels.

Redheads and those with yellow skin tones and blue eyes (think Cameron Diaz) will shine in this hue. Beware those with pale, cooler toned complexions and black hair as pale yellow will not be as flattering on ice princess types.

Green

Nothing says ‘spring’ like green, and cool mints are all the rage right now. Pastel greens channel a fresh, hip, smart vibe for a look that is both understated and eye-catching. This color is perfect for a quirky, cerebral type. It pairs well with white and it’s color wheel opposite, pink. The freshest way to wear it is a green denim pant.

Those with olive tones in their skin may want to avoid pastel green around the face. This color pops with blue eyes, cooler tones, and black hair (think Zooey Deschanel).

Pink
Soft, innocent, and unabashedly feminine, pastel pink is the ultimate expression of girlish charm. (That’s not to say that a guy can’t make it work too! There is something very manly about a dude who is confident enough to wear pink.) The girl who wears pink projects sweetness and charisma. Wear it with camel for a more sophisticated Grace Kelly look.

Redheads may want to steer clear of this hue as it can clash with their tresses. Salmon tones shine on darker complexions, while baby pink and blush looks stunningly appropriate on blondes.

Blue
Robin’s egg blue is another spring classic. Light blue evokes tranquility, serenity and an ethereal quality. It’s very on-trend paired with green this season.

The right shade is almost universally flattering, but blue helps blue eyes pop and also strikes a stunning contrast on dark complexions.

Now that you know your pastel personality, pick up your favorite shades from OGIO.com!

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OGIO Bag Symbols Decoded, Pt. 1

Apparently there has been some confusion and speculation regarding the OGIO bag symbols which appear on the OGIO bag pockets. Admittedly, some of them are a little cryptic. We’ll be revealing the meanings of all OGIO bag symbols in a four part series. But feel free to share your own creative interpretations, as helloemarie did:

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Close, but no cigar, hellomarie! This symbol actually means ‘No Boys’, as in ‘this is a compartment for lady stuff’. *OGIO does not condone the use of our products for the carriage of humans.

More symbols, revealed:

 

“The Cubicle Chick” on the Women’s OGIO Hampton’s Tote Bag: “I like that it is girly, yet durable enough for heavy travel”

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We’ve got another OGIO convert with Danyelle Little, better known as The Cubicle Chick, at her career, family, and tech blog. What is it that made The Cubicle Chick fall in love with OGIO? The Hampton’s women’s tote bag, of course.

Danyelle begins her review by describing her hectic schedule traveling to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Chicago, noting:

“I love the depth and space of the bag and I can fit all of my tech essentials in the bag (my essentials being: 2013 MacBook Air, iPad 3, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Camera, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Verizon Jetpack, and all of my cords and wires). The side pockets are useful. and the padded interior keeps your technology safe and secure.”

You’re essentials sound a lot like our essentials, Danyelle.

She also mentions the wonderful reactions she receives when traveling with her Hampton’s tote bag:

“I get so many compliments when I am out and about with my bag, and I like that it is girly, yet durable enough for heavy travel.”

Thank you Danyelle for the wonderful review! Check out The Cubicle Chick’s review of the Hampton’s women’s tote bag and then click the image below to buy a stylish tote bag for yourself.

Stylish Women's Tote Bag

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FEATURES:

  • Fully padded fleece lined laptop compartment with elastic closure fits most 15” laptops
  • Padded iPad/tablet/e-reader pocket
  • Three functional side flap pockets
  • Fully padded base protects laptop
  • Large zippered interior compartment
  • Two interior elastic side pockets for cord and water bottle storage
  • Zippered interior valuables pocket
  • Removable decorative belt
  • Easy access fully featured organizer panel with zippered stash pocket
  • Padded grab handles
  • High visibility liner
  • Custom metal trims
  • Laptop sleeve 11.5”h x 12.5” w x 1.5”d

SPECS:

  • Dimensions: 15″ H x 16.5″ W x 4″ D
  • Weight: 1.6 Lbs.
  • Capacity: 1000 Cubic Inches
  • Laptop Pocket: 14.5″Hx10.5″Wx1″D