This Spring Summer season, colours on the runway are no longer limited to bright neon colours and striking shades. Instead, more demure pastel and sorbet hues have been spotted on the runways – and we love it! Read on to see how to rock the trend without looking washed out.
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1. Colour Balance & Texture
With our yellow undertones, pastels can get tricky for Asian skintones because it can make us look washed out. For starters, avoid pastel yellow as you run the risk of looking like you have jaundice. A good way to balance baby pink and pastel blue shades is to pair them with darker, solid colours. Take a cue from Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and pick pieces with texture, such as lace and brocade.
Blake Lively rocks the trend with a blue Valentino lace skirt. (Source : Otee A Land)
2. Complementary Shades
An interesting way to work pastels into your outfit is to also pair complimentary hues. Take it from us – you can’t go wrong with light pink and nude shades. If you’re still at a loss as to which shades to pair with each other, check out trendy stores with good visual merchandising, such as Zara.
These celebrities show us how to pull off pastels with pizazz. (Source : http://allamodachanelle.com)
If you’re not exactly a girly girl and the prospect of wearing baby pink from head to toe scares you, opt for pastel accessories instead. Seafoam green and minty blue accessories will add a fresh edge to any outfit.
Blake Lively and Lea Michele rocks minty green accessories. Are we seeing the beginning of a new trend here? (Source : Posh24)
4. Do we dare? Pastel Pants
You’ve probably seen them at your local Topshop and Zara, and it’s no doubt that pastel denim is getting to be quite strong this season. But seriously? This is the kind of trend that really only looks good on models (or if you have stick thin legs). While pastel pants look appealing, the bottom line is – lighter shades are not as flattering as darker denim, so we’d avoid these if you’re pear shaped. But if you really must, choose a slim cut pair that extends past your ankle and wear a longer top or blazer to balance the look.
Feel free to rock these jeans if you have pins like Cameron Diaz. (Source: Style Seen Daily)
5. Get Structured
Add a nice touch to your outfit by adding in a structured pastel piece to your outfit such as a boxy blazer or simply put on a nice fitted dress. Structured pieces allow you to work the pastels trend without looking old-fashioned or dowdy. Go for fitted dresses and slim-cut blazers to work the trend, and you’ll exude a modern femininity in no time.