Spring Pastels

Spring Pastels Trend and How to Style It

After a year of wearing athleisure and sweats, all I can think of is real clothes, preferably in spring pastels clothes shades. Lavender, baby blue, pastel yellow, all shades of pink — from millennial to baby pink — and of course, mint. My current wardrobe situation is all about pastel aesthetic, but I’m not planning on stopping with my spring pastels addiction.

It all started last winter when I was lucky to score a gorgeous lavender pleated skirt by A.L.C. at the Bloomingdales sale. I wore it occasionally, styling it with various pastel sweaters from my collection. But when I run into this fabulous bow-decorated sweater by Ted Baker, I felt that it was a match made in heaven. The blues and lilacs look so perfect together, especially when these are not vivid but pastel hues.

How to Wear Pastels

The number one thing that I adore about spring pastels is that you can create an unlimited number of outfits, and they all will look perfectly put together. I learned this trick from designing our new apartment: if you pick the pieces within the same color group (aka pastels), it’s so much easier to match than, for instance, a bright-colored piece and pastel one. Such an easy rule but it truly works!

Pastel Clothing Trend: Pick the Right Shoe

Another piece of advice I’d love to share is to style pastel hues with nude-toned shoes. While your handbag could be anything you want, a neutral nude shoe is what unites the entire pastel look together, without distracting the attention from your cotton candy-colored clothes.

Pastel Aesthetic: Don’t Overdo with Accessories

When it comes to pastel clothing, it’s important not to overdo it with accessories, because your clothes are already statemented enough. While a few bracelets or a pair of earrings is always a great idea, it’s essential not to overdo it with colorful jewelry. I’d recommend sticking to simple metals like gold or white gold, and save your colorful accessories for another occasion.

collage - pastel outfit idea
Sunnies | Sweater | Earrings | Bracelet | Skirt | Lipstick | Pumps | Handbag

Photos by Natalie Szczechowski

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