Pastels are usually described as “soothing”,”soft”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”.
They remind us of cotton candy. Didn’t we all love cotton candy as kids? There must be some nostalgic feeling that makes us fall in love with pastels over and over again nearly every spring since the emerging of this trend in fashion in 1980s.
Although pastels can be worn as a fashion statement any time, by anyone and virtually for any occasion, here are some tips on how to incorporate them into your wardrobe. Pastels are the most suitable to wear during the day, as they replicate the sunlight.
1. Wear them with neutrals. Offset the pastel piece by something white or black and make the color pop.
2. Wear pastels with denim. It’s difficult to find clothes that doesn’t match with denim and pastel tops are definitely not one of those things! Just look at these stunning combinations!
3. Mix & match with other pastels. You can achieve a soft yet bold look by mixing different pastels, but be careful to not end up looking like a Neapolitan gelato. Pick the right shoes to go with the outfit. Balance things out with white, black, beige or brown shoes.
Will you be discovering pastels and embracing their power this season?