With the end of January nearing and the thought of fresh blooming flowers and lighter evenings approaching, it’s time to start looking ahead to the trends that will be influencing our wardrobes for SS19.
So, step aside dark dusky florals and deep juicy berries, as something much sweeter is storming the trends list. That’s right, the pastels are back.
Fresh and light in tone, they make the perfect accompaniment to the arrival of spring. With zesty lemons, dusty blues, minty greens and sugary pinks, there are a whole rainbow of shades to choose from.
How do I wear pastels?
The great thing about the pastels trend is that with their being so many colours to choose from, there is a shade to suit everyone!
Where dusky pinks and pale lilacs may feel like they’re washing you out, you can always opt for juicy lemons or crisp greens to bring your look alive. In contrast, if you’re feeling a bit overpowering in a zingy lemon ensemble, you can always accessorise with paler shades to tone your look down.
Whatever your look, there are plenty of ways for you to mix and match to create a look you love and feel comfortable in.
Want some outfit inspo? Chosen by our in-house stylist, we’ve put together a sorbet-infused edit of the pastel ensembles that will have you looking extra sweet and oh-so-chic this season. Check them out below!
Cute & Casual
For those off-duty days when you want an easy throw-on, opt for a pastel infused check shirt. An update on the classic lumberjack, the lighter tones add a feminine touch to the style. Just match with distressed jeans and you’ll be channeling some tough chic, ready to tackle the day ahead!
Add a softer tone to your boss look by adding a drop of sugary sweet pastels. An easy way to do this is by layering a coloured turtleneck underneath your go-to pinafore. Or try swapping your usual crisp white shirt for a pale blue or zesty lemon and team with grey check trousers.
Pastels are great for creating an easy-going weekend look. Light and easy, we love the combination of the nude sandals and cosy pink knits. Brought to life by a dark denim jean and you’ve got a brunch-worthy look that is ultra-stylish and sophisticated.
Got an after-dark date? Try injecting your usual black-on-black ensemble with pastel prints and patterns. Florals especially are great for spring, bringing a fresh print to your new season wardrobe. Sure to lighten any look, match with nude accessories and you’ll be turning heads all-night long.
Spring weddings usually call for softer and lighter colours, making the pastel trend the perfect palette for guests to wear. Try opting for a dress with fresh floral prints in dulcet tones for a wedding-winning look. Too many pastels? You can always choose a darker coloured ensemble and accessorise with nude heels and a clutch to keep your look on-trend.
Has our edit got your sweet tooth wanting more? Check out our pastel collection here for more outfit ideas.
Will you be trying this trend this season? Remember to tag us in your pastel pics using #THISISYOURS to be featured on our social media.