Pastels are a spring/summer essential – no questions asked. The best thing about them is there’s so many colours to choose from, so you’ll never get stuck selecting a shade. From dusky pinks to pale greens and washed out yellows, there’s a whole spectrum you now have license to explore, and we haven’t even mentioned the baby blues yet…
But, because it’s not an all-year-round shade, it can be difficult to acclimatize to this whole new world of light hues. So, if you’re colour-cautious or find it difficult adjusting to the seasons, we recommend adding a couple of items that you can subtly mix into your summer wardrobe. Or, stay committed to the cause and go all out by dressing head-to-toe in pastels. After all, have you ever met a pastel you didn’t like? Follow our rules below on how to boss pastels this season and get ready for summer style!
Sky High Hues
If you’re a beginner at pastel-ing, there’s no better way to start than with a print. Take our maxi dress as the perfect example: it’s a spring wedding essential! With a balanced blend of dainty florals and light blue, it creates an extra feminine look that was made to be shown off. Notice how the fabric drops to the floor and the underlay stops above the knee – it give the dress an ombré effect! And if you’re stuck with what to accessorize with, why not try a pearl beaded bag?
Pretty in Pink
Pastels can be worn for any event, which is great for those ‘desk to drinks’ days. The pussy bow neckline of this blush blouse is all the rage, but the real showstopper is the sugary tone! For an off-duty day, pair with jeans and chunky trainers. At the office, why not stay on-trend? Team the blouse with a midi skirt and barely-there heels.
Petals and Pastels
Fancy looking fancy? Invite-only events deserve chic pastels. With a crisp white base, the classy florals on this maxi dress are decorated with lilac and pink hues. The contrasting black branches bring the look to life, while the full-length design is totally formal. An easy way of toning this look down is with darker accessories – or try nude shoes to soften your outfit.
For more sugary treats picks, browse our summer-ready pastels.