Trend or not, pastel-coloured outfits are something you need to have in your wardrobe. These shades of soft hues are perfect for the spring/summer season and never go out of fashion. Which means, they are a great investment that can be worn year after year. The many beautiful shades of pastel colours range from but are not limited to: lemon yellow, pale pink, dusty blues, mint green and so on. We see these beautiful colours incorporated in street style, where fashionistas are pairing pastel shades in various ways to create a trendy look.
If you are a newbie to incorporating pastels in your outfits, it is recommended to stick to the basic colours and then advance to experimenting with various shades. Being minimal in your style comes hand in hand when playing these soft hues. Overdoing pastel shades can result in a tasteless and effortless look. However, that does not mean you cannot mix and match. Whether it is with pastels itself or natural colours, there are vast styling opportunities with the perfect balance kept in mind. Feminine, preppy, or edgy, whatever your fashion style may be, we have put together the best ways to wear and integrate these softer colours into your wardrobe.
Neutral colours such as white and beige are great to couple with your pastel coloured top or bottom. This is also a safe combination if you are new to the colour palette and want to steer away from experimenting. Diksha Vohra is pretty in pink indeed with her pastel pink ruffled skirt, which she has chosen to pair with a subtly, patterned white sheer top. Since her skirt has a lot going on, pairing it with a neutral colour makes it pop. Moreover, simple black sandals and hair let down keep the look sweet and ladylike!
The same shades of pastel paired together? Why not! Choose your favourite pastel shade and follow it through for your entire outfit. A bolder look to pull off, however, it is a super chic look once you get it right. Pastel blue crop-top and high-waist pants of the same shade paired together makes Kaabia Grewal look like a dream! Taking the monochrome trend literally, she has also matched her baby blue Prada Promenade Safiano Bag to her outfit. Kaabia’s choice of block heels is simple in style and clear in colour, which makes you focus on the beautiful blue pastel shade. As a result, your silhouette is elongated with an added sophistication and style.
An advanced challenge when it comes to styling pastels is mixing different pale colours to achieve a soft but trendy look. Take inspiration from Aashna Shroff, who has played with shades of pink and purple in her pastel attire. She has layered a pale, lavender blazer and flared, pleated shorts over a baby pink, fitted crop-top. Notice how she has then used the same hues of pink with her shoes, creating the perfect pastel blend. Additionally, if you would like to accessorize, go for something neutral in colour as a modern alternative to the usual gold or black. In the end, you have a look that is powerful yet feminine, giving a soft structured effect.
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For those who prefer an edgier look, adding a bright colour can break the softness of your pastel shade. If not with a piece of clothing, you may also add vibrancy through the use of accessories. Shereen Sikka’s mint green ruffled shirt is a pastel vision, she has chosen to pair this with a deep rose skirt. This combination outlines the creativity and playfulness of her style persona. Moreover, to add to the vibrant look, Shereen has accessorized with her Dior 30 Montaigne Flap Bag in a similar rose hue. An intriguing but romantic look, are you daring enough to mix your pastels?
An easy alternative to wearing pastels is by opting for a one-piece, such as a dress. This requires no-fuss or racking your brain for the right colour combinations. The Broderie Anglaise style light yellow dress worn by Sejal Kumar makes for the perfect soft feminine look. For her selection of shoes, Sejal has gone for Nike trainers that add a street-style edge. The end look is a fun, flirty, soft-hued vibe! A quick tip for skin tones: darker skins should go for lighter and creamier shades, whereas lighter skins can go for richer toned pastels. This makes it easier to find the right colour combination to style your outfit of the day.
Are you a fan of pastel colours? Let us know in the comments below how you wear your pastel outfits.
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