I posted a Spring Summer wishlist last week, full of whimsy pastels and spring pickings following on from another wishlist that I’d posted before that, and the comments all pointed to one main issue: ‘Aren’t pastels wildly unwearable?’ I’m a strong purveyor of the idea that you can wear whatever you want, as long as you feel comfortable and confident in it. I think the idea that girls with pale complexions can’t wear pastels is a mere myth, and quite frankly, I think a pale complexion was made for this trend!
Rather than focusing this week’s installment on one particular item as I so often do, I thought I’d have a go at styling different ways of incorporating the pastel trend into an outfit, much like in my Aquatic trend edition. You don’t have to go overboard and delve into the Meadham Kirchoff or Louis Vuitton extremes of the trend, gorgeously cute and sweetly whimsical as they are. Heck even my ‘your clothes look funny, Mish’ sister approves of these Looks!
Look One is the most ‘currently realistic’ interpretation of the pastel trend, on the basis that jeans are all you want to wear when it’s THAT cold outside. The pastel jeans can easily be swapped for those pale blue jeans from Primark that everyone seems to own, or even a light grey version, available everywhere. I saw this jumper as worn by Emma and Suzi, and it remains on high on my wishlist: a perfect light coverup that’ll see you through to the beginnings (or end) of the British summertime.
I think the second Look is inspired by lazy summer days that are spent sitting outside in the garden with a book, or the pub with a pitcher, whichever floats your boat! The subtle crochet stripes on the top are quite sporty-inspired, another trend which sees itself peeking out this season, paired with a bloggers’ staple of an AA skirt, a bag that hits at hip length and woven detail shoes.
Finally, Look Three is a preppy-mixed-with-tougher-accents kinda outfit. The printed bralet would be perfect under a much more conservative shirt, and paired with lace-up boots and high-waisted shorts, it’s the perfect twist on a classic preppy Look. I also threw a peachy knitted top, just to tie the colours together!