Style Bite: Tips for Wearing Pastels

As we embrace the rising temperatures across the UK, we're banishing our beloved winter woolies in return for a fresh, bright and airy colour palette. With pastels set to lead as one of the key trends this season, we've put together a style bite to help you co-ordinate your SS2014 wardrobe.

Trend alert! Pastels are set to take over SS2014.

Trend alert! Pastels are set to take over SS2014.

  • Avoid “mutton-dressed-as-lamb” syndrome by mixing pastel shades with fetish-inspired fabrics such as faux-leather or patent PVC.

 
  • Pair pastel with pastel to create a complimentary summer-inspired colour palette – think mint choc chip and strawberry ice cream.

 
Layer pastel tones for a feminine and flirty style.

Layer pastel tones for a feminine and flirty style.

  • Mix trends – create an interesting juxtaposition by mixing androgyny with pastels. Opt for masculine outlines – a button up shirt, blazer and skinny-fit trousers make for an eclectic composition.

 
  • Tone it down – if you're apprehensive of wearing pastel hues, tone down a key piece with a nude shade. Nudes work well neutralizing the vibrancy of pastels, translating outfits for the office or corporate events.
 
Introduce nude tones to a pastel outfit to make your style more office-friendly.

Introduce nude tones to a pastel outfit to make your style more office-friendly.

  • Feeling too girly? Rock it up with accessories – belts, bags, bracelets and statement necklaces can make all the difference when setting the tone for an outfit.

 
  • Invest in a quality cut – pastels are a repeating trend, meaning they re-emerge every few seasons. When purchasing make sure to invest in a classic cut that will stand the test of time.

Quality cuts will stand the test of time.

Quality cuts will stand the test of time.