Pastels

Colour Focus—Pastels

Pastels are one of the hottest looks for summer, and are the perfect solution for those who want to stay clear of typical summer brights and neons.  From head to toe pastels in mix and match shades, to separates and one-off pieces, you are spoiled for choice with the range of delicious candy pieces which have taken over the high street this season.  To help you find the best picks of the season, we’ve put together a great selection of our favourite pastel pieces below.

Baby Blues and Lavender Hues

Summer is the perfect time for pastel blue, it is the colour of the sky after all!  From cool shift dresses to delicate camis to wear over denim shorts or lace skirts, there’s a great selection of all things blue.  Blue is also a great choice for wedding outfits, so be the bride’s something blue in some of the sweetest looks on the high street.

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1. Lizzie Embellished Dress, £125, Coast

2. Blue Floral Midi Skirt, £30, Dorothy Perkins

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3. Longline Woven Cami Top, £15 ASOS

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4. Long Sleeve Dress With Buttons, £59.99, Zara

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5. Birkenstock Madrid Sandals, £40, Topshop

Pretty in Perfect Pink

Sugary shades of pink are flattering for most skin tones, and these subtle sorbet shades make a welcome change from bold and often brash fuchsia pinks. Making them an essential shade for your wardrobe this season.  From prom dresses to playsuits, there are endless pink looks to satisfy your sugar craving, with some fantastic matching accessories too.

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1. Tennis Drop Waist Dress, £110, French Connection

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2. MOTO Pale Pink Leigh Jeans, £38, Topshop

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3. Blush Drape Back Sleeveless Dress, £32, inlovewithfashion

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4. Lori Lee Short Dress, £125, Coast

5. Shell Pink Pleat Clutch, £8.99, New Look

Magic Mint

Mint has been one of the season’s most popular colours, and it’s easy to see why.  It’s flattering, easy to match and is incredibly feminine.  Possibly the easiest shade of green to wear, mint is the perfect colour for summer.  Choose from ice cream coloured dresses, shoes, bags and more – wear them all together for a co-ordinated look or mix it up with whites or shades of grey.

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1. Evie Asymmetric Wrap Mini Skirt, £10, Boohoo

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2. Mint Green Patent Cross Strap Platforms, £50, River Island

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3. Pretty Petal Collar, £25, Oasis

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4. Wrap Jersey Playsuit, £24, Topshop

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5. Textured Cocoon Dress, £25, Miss Selfridge

With pastel shades, there are endless combinations to give you plenty of choice for the season ahead.  Whatever your occasion, whether you’re brunching, lunching, dining out, heading to work or attending a big event, there’s a pretty pastel look for you.  Keep an eye out for more great pieces coming to your favourite stores every week and embrace this deliciously girly trend.  Don’t forget that pastels are great for beauty looks too, with candy nail polish and eyeshadows dominating this season’s catwalk looks.

 

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