Boost Your Springtime Pastel Wardrobe
Posted on 30 April 2018
Pastels are perennially stylish when it comes to springtime, but this season is particularly fond of the ice cream shades. Here are the basics when it comes to introducing some lighter pieces into your own wardrobe.
Pastel hues are quite feminine and youthful by nature, but you can bring some grown-up vibes to the colour palette with some structured tailoring. Think mix and match pastel suits in sharp cuts and layered over chiffon blouses to balance the look.
Colour blocking has long been a favourite with the fashion crowd, but give the look an update with some softer shades from your wardrobe. You can create some sumptuous colour combinations here too, whether it's dusty pink and lemon yellow or powder blue styled with mint green.
Even denim is going lighter for spring/summer, so swap your everyday black skinnies for a pair of pastel jeans for an easy way to incorporate the tones into your casuals. Seek out some relaxed styles and cut-off silhouettes to embrace the latest denim aesthetic.
Your pastel pieces can be given a grown-up slant by styling them with some chic separates. Checked blazers and coats are a classic style staple, and they're the perfect pairing with some pastel work trousers or a sugary toned shift dress.
Soft sugar shades work best in oversized cuts and loose silhouettes this season, so look to these shapes to work the trend like a style pro. Wide leg trousers, relaxed slip dresses and asymmetrical maxi skirts are a great place to start.
Head To Toe Hues
One of our favourite looks this season takes the pastel tones and works them from head to toe. Pick your colour and layer it up in different shades to keep it simple but effortlessly elegant.
One way of elevating your pastel pieces is by accessorising with some minimal but chic jewellery. Look to gold to keep it refined, or opt for rose gold to stay with the softer side. Our Classic Westminster watch will work perfectly with soft chiffon blouses and pastel summer dresses.
Even the men can get in on the pastels trend, with everything from tailoring to tracksuits getting the sugar hue treatment. Swap out your go-to special occasion suit for a lighter toned three piece for a spring or summer wedding, or look to muted tees and sweaters to pair with your jeans. Chinos are a tried and tested way of wearing lighter shades, turn them up at the cuff and style with espadrilles or some sliders while you're on holiday.