How To Wear Pastels

Soft hues are a classic and timeless enough that you can wear them year after year, and when styled just right, they’re also super trendy and cool.

Here are my favorite ways to wear them.

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If you’ve been wondering how to wear pastels but don’t want to commit to the trend just yet, start with some sweet accessories. Go darker on the bottom and lighter on top with two pieces in the same color family, or, take your ensemble up a few notches with bright bottoms and a pastel top.

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Shop the Look: 1. Maje Merite Crochet Trim Cardigan, 2. Vintage Chanel 2.55  bag, 3. ZAHARA STRUCTURED TOP, 4. Chicwish Jacquard Skirt in Baby Blue, 5. Charlotte Olympia Pink Suede Dotty Heels, 6. DANNIJO VALENTIA Earrings , 7. Linda Farrow Cat Eye Sunglasses , 8. CHANEL Rouge Allure Lipstick , 9. Karen Millen watch, 10. Amazonite Round Stilla Ring


Mixed Pastels – pair a few different pastel colors together for a soft yet bold look.

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Shop the Look: 1. Cielle London – Spring Leaves Earrings, 2. Prism Istanbul acetate optical glasses, 3. Casadei Paneled leather sandals, 4. Oasis V&A Embroidered Jumper, 5.  The Hebe Suit Green Palazzo Pants, 6. Versace V-Helix Watch , 7. Chanel Classic Flap Bag

With Neutrals – make your pastel piece pop by keeping the rest of your color palette simple.

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Shop the Look: 1. Belle Pearl Trim Jacket, 2. Sophia Webster sandals, 3. ‘Audrey’ Pastel Green Brocade Swing Dress, 4. Playful Drops earrings , 5. Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses , 6. Nancy Gonzalez Appliquéd crocodile clutch

With Brights – add a little edge to the softness of the pastel with bright, fun accessories.

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Shop the Look: 1. Miss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer Jacket, 2. Jimmy Choo Pumps, 3. Marie-Hélène De Taillac earrings, 4. Gold Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses, 5. Dolce & Gabbana mini bag

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Shop the Look: 1. Balmain Double-breasted wool blazer, 2. Sophia Webster Tyra satin pumps, 3. Blue Earrings , 4. Gucci Gradient Lens Sunglasses, 5. Chanel Bag 

When figuring out how to wear pastels, remember this key tip: keep your hair and makeup simple. Since pastel hues are soft and feminine, your ‘do should be extremely subtle so it doesn’t overpower your outfit. Fresh waves would work wonders in perfecting that subdued-sexy look.


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Written by Aneliya Vasilieva

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Editor In-Chief of Fashion Style Magazine, Aneliya Vasilieva is an international fashion editor and stylist. She edits and styles looks that enhance brand positioning and messaging and owing to her fashion experience and remarkable taste level, she has become well known in the fashion world. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and professionalism are qualities she brings to corporate styling projects for many clients in the industry.