Year after year an inevitable part of summer catwalk collections are pastel shades inspired by our favourite florals, ice creams and candy! These shades are either loved or hated, greeted with joy by many but equally with horror by those who just don’t know where to start creating an on trend outfit with such a colour palette without creating a fashion disaster or clashing the wrong shades! So if you are ready to embrace pastel shades for summer 2013 start off by browsing the collections and designer lookbooks at the likes of Boudi London, pick up some key pastel pieces and then check out our pastels guide to help you wear pastels perfectly this summer!
One of the easiest ways to wear pastels is by heading to floral prints, especially in tea dresses, if you prefer not to go for an all over print choose one pastel printed item such as a skirt and team this with a neutral coloured top with no print! You can separate an all over pastel outfit by keeping neutral shades in your accessories. Turn to tan or grey in particular with belts, shoes, handbags and hats. These break up the colour and help you avoid looking washed out.
Just Cavalli dresses particularly work the pastels trend each season, clashing it with a vibrant print and then splashing a bright colour throughout the print! This works perfectly for those who want to avoid a completely pastel look and create a statement summer outfit which suits a variety of occasions!
Pastels are particularly popular during spring and summer for fans of vintage and those who have a wardrobe of vintage clothes will probably have a selection of key pastel pieces amongst them! Summer evenings are the perfect opportunity to bring out the cream lace dresses inspired by the Victoriana period and teaming them with pastel accessories. A fresh outlook can be brought to even the most simplest of cream lace dresses by just introducing some pastel colours such as lavender accessories; bag, belt and shoes alongside some vintage jewellery.
Summer pastels can work effortlessly for the men too, bringing an endless array of opportunities which can be worked for both day and evening outfits! For the office you simply need to take your black trousers and switch these to a lighter shade such as grey, or even cream and then wear these with a pastel coloured shirt, either in a single block of colour or even checked or striped to truly embrace summer.