One of the hottest trends this year is pastel. Who can resist the refreshing and soothing vibe of pastel colors? I love it, because somehow pastel makes our skin glow and it’s just best to wear for any season. However, as with many trends, some of you might not be really sure on how to incorporate pastel colors into your wardrobe. If you are interested in wearing this trend, I have two ways to incorporate them into your existing wardrobe – and it’s as easy as ABC!
(1. Cotton Sweater, at Chinti and Parker; 2. Leopard Print Pelmet Skirt, at Topshop; 3. Faceted Bead and Tassel Necklace, at Topshop; 4. Double Monk-strap Leather Loafers, at Valentino; 5. Quincy Inside Out Reversible Matte-leather Tote, at Victoria Beckham; 6. Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner, at Eyeko)
Some women like the pastel trend but don’t want to seem overly girlie when wearing them. One easy way of avoiding this is to pair your pastels with some edgier pieces. Let’s say you’ve got an edgy leopard mini skirt that you love to wear. There’s nothing wrong with pairing it with a pastel top, you know.
Look at the picture above. I combine a leopard mini skirt with a sweet pastel yellow knitwear. The combo of the softer pastels with the edgier details in the bottom is a nice contrast and keeps your look from becoming too sweet. Try to skip florals or lace, because it’s so expected. Next time, pair your candy-colored hues with bold patterns.
Then, you can wear a pair of leather loafers for an extra edgy vibe. Not a fan of leather stuff? You can always wear a classic slip-on sneakers or even a black hi-top Converse for this ensemble. Another way to make your pastel pieces more interesting? Add accessories! Simple long necklace will do good for this outfit combo, a black leather bag to put all of your bleongings, and don’t forget to apply cat-eyeliner so that you can look like the IT girl, Alexa Chung. I like the way the leopard print enhances the yellow pastel shade. It’s also a nice contrast against the black accessories, don’t you think?
(1. Printed Blouse, at ZARA; 2. Patent-leather Midi Skirt, at Rochas; 3. Underwire Bralet, at Topshop; 4. Potential Leather Pointed Heels, at ASOS; 5. Audacious Lipstick, at NARS; 6. Round Sunglasses, at ZARA; 7. Amonet Mini Leather Shoulder Bag, at Maiyet)
Next, I am swapping the pastel color from the top to the bottom. Yes, do you dare to wear pastel colored skirt? Well you have to! Because pastel colored jeans are actually so yesterday. So try to wear a pastel blue midi skirt next time you’re going out. Just like what I said earlier, the most important rule of wearing pastel shades is not to overdo with the girly manner.
Try to calm things down by combining your pastel midi skirt with a printed blouse for the top. Try to wear pieces with white or other neutral tones. That way you can score a more sophisticated look. Don’t bother tucking in the blouse into your skirt. For this ensemble I want you to just tie the front hem of your blouse and leave top two or three buttons un-buttoned. You’ll look super hot in this ensemble.
Then, I am also combining the pastel blue midi skirt with a pair of powder blue pointed heels in an attempt to create a longer silhouette. This works really well especially if you have a petite body. You have to create an illusion of height by wearing the same colored skirt and shoes. Last but not least, finish the look with a beige shoulder bag and don’t forget to apply a red lipstick to add sexiness to this look.
What do you think of pastel shades? They never ceases to surprise us with their versatility! How do you like to wear your pastel pieces? Tell us in the comments or tag us your outfit photo to our Instagram!