pretty in pastels

A delectable trend for the Fall/Winter season and one that I love seeing all-year-round, from mint greens and precious lavenders to soft fairy pinks and delicate sky blues, pastel hues are the perfect way to sweeten and warm up your winter. Although it may be easier to grab your trusty darker hued pieces during the colder months, this season, your best bet should be to sweeten your day up with tender, delicate shades of pastel.

I haven’t put together a styling guide for quite some time, so with this trend being a recent favorite of mine, I was instantly inspired to create one again.

Trending Shades

We know the basics when it comes to pastels, but this time around, the palette expands even further with a whole new vibe. For the F/W season, keep these in mind:

  • pink, including powder, champagne, pearl, and salmon.
  • peach, including apricot and ivory.
  • yellow, including lemon and french vanilla.
  • green, including moss, tea, mint, pistachio, and light sage.
  • purple, including lavender and periwinkle.
  • blue, including baby, sky, ice, and powder.

Complementary Shades
As you can see above, the pastel hues intended for the Autumn and Winter seasons are just as wearable as when incorporated during the Spring and summer months. Since we’re getting inspired for low temps, therefore warm layers, take this as a hint to mix & match pretty pastels with other trending pigments to build unexpected, lovely combinations. To achieve this, try the following:
  • mix pretty pastels with earthy tones like camel, beige, sand, and warm brown.
  • complement a shade of pastel with light or dark gray for a sleek, smart look.
  • spruce up the delicate pastel pigment with a touch of a contrasting shade; think sky blue paired with a rich red.
  • for a lux look, play up the pastels with crisp, clean whites; finish off the look with a sleek ponytail and a natural/bare face.
  • for an edgy meets girly look, tone down the pastel hues by pairing them with darker pigments including black, navy, and charcoal gray.
all images via fashionising
I have no doubt that this trend will stick around for a while; it’s polished, pretty, and can be worn throughout the year in a variety of ways. What’s your favorite way to wear pastel?

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