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.
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.
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.
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.