Say hello to Pastels, baby! How to wear Pastels has always been confusing for most of us. However, it’s no surprise, pastels are back in trend, and they are here to stay for a long time. Soft, Romantic and Ethereal – these are a few terms that come to our minds when we think of the “Pastel Colors”. These macaron inspired colors are mainly light shades of blush pink, powder blue, mint green, lilac, milk caramel, velvety peach and lemon yellow. These colors are not only worn in Spring or Summer season, but are also quite popular in the Fall and Winter months. This year these colors were spotted all over the runway. Take cues from Calvin Klein for that matter.
Even if the girlish look isn’t typically your style, you can adopt some of the cool tonal pieces what will make you feel cool and ladylike. These colors are neither too reflective nor too loud to be worn once and discarded. They are fresh shades that can be repeated and draped in varied contrasts and combinations! This season, go pastel!
Today, we decided to share a few fashion tips on How To Wear Pastel Colors. So let’s begin!
A very interesting thing to note is to always choose colors that will look good with your skin and hair color. If you are a blonde, don’t go for a monochromatic pastel on pastel look. Instead, consider breaking the outfit with a black or any dark color shoe or bag. The reason is too many pastel shades can make such girls look really pale. You must add any bright shade to add a little contrast to the overall look.
Now for Brunettes, the best thing is that they can experiment with almost anything with pastels. Coffee tones and richer pastel shades look the best on them. They can wear head to toe pastel looks and mix and match different tones of pastel shades. Considering a lot of Indian girls have brown tones in their hair, they shouldn’t shy away from experimenting with pastels.
How to incorporate pastel colors to your wardrobe?
Too scared of this trend? We have an easy way to start understanding how to go ahead with this. Let’s understand how to build a wardrobe step by step using this pastel trend.
The easiest way is to start off is by adding a pastel colored bag. Wear white, black or any other neutral shade top and bottom and add a pop of color by wearing a pastel bag. Pinks, mint greens, powder blues – all look extremely good. Another very simple trick is to throw a lacy pastel dress in a color like lilac or powder blue and to pair a nice earring in a complementary pastel color such as in blush pink. This is a really subtle way of introducing pastels to your wardrobe.
These days you can opt for a pastel sneaker or pumps or stilettos. Gone are the days when shoes meant only black, white or beige. Match your belt with shoes for a more complimenting look.
Pastel Bottoms or Tops
Either go for a monochromatic look or pair your bottom or top with a neutral, both ways you can sport the pastel trend.
Wearing a regular outfit but want to add a pop of pastel? The best way is to add a blazer or a coat in a pastel color. Pastels look really well with denim.
To make your pastels work in fall/winter season, brands these days have launched their collection of pullover and cardigans in pretty pastel colors.
Fabrics to choose when wearing Pastel Colors
Pastels give a delicate feel to the outfit. Choosing delicate fabrics is a no-brainer to achieve the perfect look using these colors. Opt for Lacy Fabrics or Chiffon Fabrics to make your dress or top even more feminine and delicate.
One of the most beautiful ways to wear the pastel trend is the pastel color blocking, which means you can confidently combine pastel pink with pale lemon, blue with mint green, creamy orange with purple, and wear pastels the best way. It’s also fun to wear pastels with brighter shades. In this case too, pay attention to the color wheel.
Key Points to Consider
- Stick to Minimalism – Don’t go over with top to toe pastel looks. Such looks look amazing on the runway but not otherwise. Hence, accessorize your pastel clothes with pieces in black, white or other neutral tones always to break the sweetness.
- Sharp Clean Cut Fabrics – Tailored fit with straight lines or clean patterns always will be your best bet when getting started with the pastel trend.
- Add texture – If you prefer a bit of drama to your outfit, try wearing a layered or a ruffled texture in pastel shade to add that extra texture.
- Add neutral tones – Do not be afraid to mix pastel colors with neutral ones. Beige and coffee shades will help you balance the girly nature of pastels. Pastels look incredible with gray and cream tones as well.
Pastel Makeup trend
Pastel makeup is great both for pastel outfits and neutral ones. Clear lip glosses, pearl eyeshadow, blush in the shades of tea rose are ideal for creating a sophisticated, natural look. And, of course, pastel nail polishes look so trendy and delicate. For pastel clothes, choose your nail polish in the main color of your outfit or the opposite shade to color block your look. High-gloss mint nail polish goes well with black clothes, pale pink with lemon, while lilac with white and pink. Keep things minimal and neutral, playing with versatile earth-toned eye shadows, nude lipsticks and creating perfectly smooth skin.
Pastel colors are great to wear to work, on special occasions, and on the daily basis. Just try to keep things modest, when you are going to work, a little more glam-glitzy for special events and simple for casual wear. Whatever you do, try to be creative and self-confident and you’ll look chic and sweet while sporting a rainbow of taffy-colored hues.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the pastel trend and don’t forget to tell us in the comments what you liked the most. Also, if a monochromatic look is your thing, you would love to learn a few tricks and tips from this blog on monochromatic dressing up.