Pastels are like floral prints: always present during spring. But they needn’t be sickly sweet this season, as minimal styling and clean lines make the look more refreshing than re-offending.
Subtle hues of buttercup-yellow, lilac, pistachio and powder blue are the major players in this colour trend, served across a confection of textures and tones from top to toe, as seen at Burberry Prorsum and Prabal Gurung.
Learn from the catwalks by keeping the look the right side of precious. Designer to the stars Jason Wu, defined his silhouettes and infused them with the smallest amount of colour, keeping it simple and oh-so chic. Pastels aren’t about naivety this season, but a way to balance the more powerful prints and silhouettes if drama simply isn’t your domain.
Try pairing a lightweight blush coat with pink trousers and a soft dove grey knit pre-spring, moving into lilac, pistachio and powder blue combinations across lace, sheers and lightweight knits later in the season. Pastels may be a trend we’ve seen before, but we’ve never seen them look this good.