Pastels are one of the key fashion trends for spring. Spotted on the runways of some of the hottest designers, including Burberry and Christopher Kane, pastel hues have well and truly emerged again for the sunshine seasons – rejoice!
An instant mood lifter, pretty candy colours instantly transport us into spring/summer. Whether pretty pinks are your thing, or you prefer a more popping yellow shade, the pastel trend encompasses something for everyone. And don’t forget those lovely lavander purples and moreish mint greens. So. Much. Colour.
Don’t just take our word for it, celebrities are also jumping on the trend. Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson is a dedicated wearer of dreamy pastel shades, and our resident high street hitter is sure to be rocking some pieces from your favourite stores, too. The Saturdays’ Mollie King was also recently spotted at a fashion party, floating along in a flowing baby pink satin gown.
We’ve trawled the high street for the cutest pastel buys, including Topshop dresses, H&M accessories and M&S tailoring. Fancy a pink suit blazer? A stand-out pastel infused party dress? Or perhaps you’d like to keep it simple with some bright coloured ballet flats? Our spring pastel edit has got all of this – and more.
If you’re unsure of how to make this spring trend work for you, we’ve got six top tips on how to nail it. Whether you’re brave enough to try head-to-toe pastels like some of the hottest fashion week street stylers, or whether you’d prefer to combine a statement pastel piece with your favourite spring denim style, you can add an injection of colour to your wardrobe with ease.
For styling tips, read: Pastel Pink: How To Wear Spring’s Sweetest Shade.
And a word from our beauty insiders: this season pastels aren’t just for clothes, oh no. The SS15 catwalks were awash with models sporting baby blue and pretty pink ‘brows. Yup, ‘brows. Ellie Goulding took this look from catwalk to red carpet with her daring after party quick change at 2015’s BRIT Awards.
By Laura Jane Turner