Have you got your LPD (Little Pastel Dress) yet?
Pale pink, dusty blue and cornflower yellow are the new neutrals in beautifully fresh pastel colours. Neutrals have always been the staples of our wardrobe – especially for work and especially during the summer months. But the tide is turning to pastel colours and now pale pink, dusty blue and cornflower yellow are being hailed as the new pastel coloured cornerstones of any capsule wardrobe. Pastel colours are a popular choice for the spring summer season and any outfits that embrace this trend will make you feel summery and fresh, ready for a new season ahead.
Our advice on how to wear these pastel colours best is to wear the pastel colours and candy colours as you would wear anything black: Use the pastel colours as the basis for your outfit, teaming a mint blouse with your tailored trousers will be the perfectly fresh and fashionable combination for the office. A candy pink skirt with bold colour-pop knit for off-duty style is a fabulous look to create with pastel colours and will reinstate your fashion consciousness. Incorporating pastel colours, either subtly or boldly into your outfit at work or at home says you know your trends.
As well as versatile blouses and shirts in pastel colours, make sure you don’t forget your LPD – your Little Pastel Dress! This staple item available in an array of pastel colours is an absolute must for summer garden parties, weddings or the races and will be a beautiful basis of an outfit, whichever pastel colour you choose.
The LPD should be your first choice for any event throughout spring or summer and can be teamed with a number of out layers – a patterned kimono in complimentary colours or a tastefully clashing colour that will create a striking look with the pastel colour you have chosen.
Click through to discover our favourite garments in pastel colours and our picks of the new season pieces to hit the shops this spring…
1.The Staple Dress
Looking for something new to wear to all your summer events? Update your occasion wardrobe with this Hobbs Seren Dress and know that you have an on-trend staple to fall back on time and time again.
2.The Loose Blouse
This season’s pencil skirts call for something cropped on top. Opt for a loose-fit style to balance out the form-fitting look of a pencil – this silk shell top is perfect and will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable all day.
3.The Work Dress
Make pastel hues work in the boardroom with this crepe dress. Structured but not too fitted, this could be your new go-to workwear staple for spring.
4.The Midi Skirt
In need of a bargain buy for your spring events calendar? Whether it’s a wedding or the races, a midi skirt paired with a clashing pastel top will always look stylish. Invest in this pleat skirt and you’ll find it works just as well with flats and a t-shirt too.
On-trend pastels and some bling – what more could you want? Zara necklace combines colours for the ultimate pastel clash, and we love it! Wear it with anything for an instant spring/summer update.