16 pastel pieces that you’ll want to wear all spring long

If one thing is a given at this time of year, it’s the pastel trend. Spring time brings small fragments of colour back into our lives as trees blossom and blue skies re-emerge, and in similar fashion, our wardrobes start to brighten.

Despite the return year-on-year, the pastel fashion trend continues to evolve, and with Ultra Violet announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year, it’s stronger than ever. SS18 brings us a palette of not-too-saccharine shades that look surprisingly modern and grown-up when paired with the season’s timeless neutrals. On the runway, Victoria Beckham, Celine and Preen proved it’s possible to do both pretty and powerful, and the high street is following suit.

The dress

Tis the season of occasionwear, and this delicate number will see you through everything from weddings and garden parties to a day at the races.
Floral dress, £85, ASOS Premium

The shoe

A twist on a classic, a pastel hue looks great with light denim.
Blue loafer, £75, Dune London

The jumper

With Spring comes the classic British drizzle, so a cosy yet cheerful knit should always be on hand.
Yellow jumper, £18, F&F

The jacket

Cords and ruffles together are a match made in heaven. Who knew?
Ruffle jacket, £98, Lazy Oaf

The trouser

A wide leg trousers is a Spring wardrobe staple. Team with a black roll-neck to contrast the softness.
Lilac trouser, £35.99, Mango

The bra

Don’t forget to include the trend in your lingerie collection.
Lace triangle bra, £10, Monki

The earrings

The perfect statement pair.
Resin earrings, £8, Next

The boot

Pair with a prairie dress for the ultimate bohemian look.
Lace up boots, £90, Office

The shirt

Pastels and geo print are the perfect pair.
Geo print shirt, £49.50, Oliver Bonas

The trainer

The ‘Dad’ trainer trend is showing no sign of abating and if like us you’re oddly drawn to a chunky pair of kicks, this more feminine pair is a good way to test the water.
Lilac trainer, £24.99, Ego

The sunglasses

Pink to make the boys wink!
Cat-eye sunglasses, £14, River Island

The jumpsuit

The elegant tailoring and denim hue makes this a timeless and worthy investment.
Tailored jumpsuit, £1000, Tibi

The skirt

Go retro in this button-up skirt.
Button-up skirt, £32, Topshop

The swimsuit

Can’t pick a colour? Wear them all with this eye-catching swimsuit. Throw on a crisp white broderie skirt for a chic on-the-go holiday look.
Striped swimsuit, £235, Asceno

The bag

Accessories are a great way to test out a colour trend with the rest of your wardrobe.
Yellow bag, £20, Accessorize

The coat

Practical and adorable!
Pink mac, £150, Uterque

Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous