Hello and welcome back to Colour me in style, we made it to February and before we know it there will be spring (Yey!) So here is a little sneak peek into one trend that will change what our spring/summer will look like. Get excited as the pastel palette is making a return this spring /summer and I am obsessed! I mean it’s an 80’s dream just a bit more refined. Think more sorbet shades like lilac, lavender, bubble gum pink, powder blue, muted yellows and pistachios. It’s a dreamy pallet in itself and I can’t get over it, you shouldn’t either.
Remember when mum used to say “that top doesn’t match your outfit”- well, this year you can shoot back “that’s the point mum!”
Whether you go monochrome, wear them as contrast or if you are feeling brave go with 3 different colours altogether, anything fun and pastel goes.
For Resort 2021, we saw a lot of joyful pastels and 80’s silhouettes. Versace showed us some great lavender, bubblegum pink and pastel blue ensembles. While the likes of Marco Rambaldi, Boss and Max Mara showed us a really tasteful spring line up with some strong shoulders and more clean lines. Brandon Maxwell has been my favourite with his use of pinks, greens and red. The resort collection showcases some really jaw dropping tailoring and my favourite was this pink shirt dress with a fully pleated skirt hem, also this really beautiful vivid green tailored suit with impeccably tailored trousers. Check out Brandon Maxwell’s collection coverage by Vogue Runway here.
Keeping up with the theme I decided to dive into my wardrobe to find everything pastel that I own to put together some of the outfits that scream sorbet chic.
I love dressing up trousers and recently got one in a pistachio green that I wouldn’t normally buy but decided to be bold. Why the hell not? Because I love how this worked out.
For my first look, I went with two base colours Powder blue and pistachio green. I paired them up with a simple white shirt and my Bottega Veneta cassette bag in white. You could team the blue with bubblegum pink or blush tones or switch the colours I am wearing. Either way, this is a great combination of colours to work with. I am obsessed with this oversized blazer from Newlook which I paired with my little bit of luxury (the Valentino V logo belt) and it just takes the outfit up a notch. If you haven’t already you should check out my post on top 10 designer belts to have
“She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna
I don’t care what you think of me, I don’t think of you at all – Coco Chanel
Another great way of wearing your pastels is keeping it monochrome. Pick a base colour and play with shades of those colours. There is something so familiar about a pair of jeans you just can’t go wrong with it. This pair of jeans is more than a decade old and I didn’t think I would wear it again, but here we are! I styled these jeans with my favourite new blazer and this cute dotted tulle bow top from Newlook that are all in shades of pastel blue.
“You have to get dressed in the morning, so you might as well make it fun”– J.Crew Truth No. 1
Mix it up
I have three words for you “Just do it”. If you think it works it does. This year there is no turning back from actually being a rebel and just wearing 3 pastels together in fact its very much the thing! I think the 3 shades go very well together and the look is inspired by Versace’s Resort 2021 collection, If you spot someone this colourful in town it’s probably me!
Forget the rules, If you like it wear it! – Pooja
My Bollywood watching friends will know about actor Govinda’s loud and pop culture suits in the 90’s and I didn’t think I would ever say this but this is very much the era of refined Govinda style – just in pastel – colourful and fun nonetheless!
There is so much more to come this year. I am excited to see how the ready to wear market giants will adapt to all the runway trends arent you? I hope you enjoyed this little post on how to style pastels for S/S2021 and will incorporate some of these into your style – your way, in the coming months.
Remember, spring is just around the corner. Until next week xx