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.