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How to Wear Pastels

Pastels are those feminine light colours most women avoid wearing. It’s a trend that women fear wearing because they can make one look washed out if the right tones or colour combinations aren’t chosen.

If the current pastels are anything to go by this season, you will be wanting to add a few pastel pieces to your wardrobe to add a refreshing burst of femininity.

Many chain stores are offering great pastel pieces which are kind on the budget. Mixing pastels with bright colours adds contrast and interest to outfits.

Witchery has some faboulous sleeveless pastel tops that are great worn on their own or teamed underneath a blazer. The trick to teaming your pastels is wearing them with a neutral base like white or grey.

Pastel tops starting from the left: Witchery
Pastel tops starting from the left all from Witchery: Woven Front TankPrint V Back CamiPetal Back Tank, Deep V Plisse Top

A white top with a pastel bottom looks classy and chic. Of course a pastel top with white bottom is just as flattering. If you’re not daunted by pastels, this dress from ASOS is the perfect pastel print and the imitation crop top breaks the outfit so you won’t feel like you’re dressed in a curtain.

From left to right:
From left to right: ASOS Fluted Hem Pencil Skirt, ASOS High Waist Midi skirt, ASOS Crop Top Dress, Missguided High Waist Pant

Pastels can become tran-seasonal by choosing pieces like this Bomber Jacket from The Iconic and Blazer from Missguided to see you through the cooler months. Pastels pop really well against dark colours which makes them great worn as scarves, layered over a dark base outfit. Crop Tees and harem pants can be layered during the cooler months and are great worn on their own during summer.

Items from Top left going clockwise
Items from Top left going clockwise: Witchery Scarf, The Iconic Blue Juice Bomber Jacket, Witchery Cargo Pant, Witchery Contrast Stripe Tee, Missguided Longline Blazer, Supre Crop Tee

If you’re really apprehensive about wearing pastel clothes, why not choose some pastel accessories instead? The Adorne pastel chain necklace would be a great start to incorporating pastels because the chain has added bright colours to balance the lighter colours.

Accessories starting from top left corner going clockwise
Accessories starting from top left corner going clockwise: Colette Hayman Clutch, Mimco Sunglasses, Adorne Necklace, Mimco Bag, Tony Bianco Heels, Sussan Scarf, Colette Hayman Tassel Bead Necklace, Tony Bianco Sandals

A pastel clutch or handbag like the ones pictured from Mimco will turn heads as they are an unusual colour choice. They definitely make a statement by themselves. Pastel coloured shoes can be worn with denim and most dark bottoms.

Hopefully these collages will inspire you on how to wear pastels.

Are you scared of wearing pastels? What is your favourite pastel colour?

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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