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.
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
A twist on a classic, a pastel hue looks great with light denim.
Blue loafer, £75, Dune London
With Spring comes the classic British drizzle, so a cosy yet cheerful knit should always be on hand.
Yellow jumper, £18, F&F
Cords and ruffles together are a match made in heaven. Who knew?
Ruffle jacket, £98, Lazy Oaf
A wide leg trousers is a Spring wardrobe staple. Team with a black roll-neck to contrast the softness.
Lilac trouser, £35.99, Mango
Don’t forget to include the trend in your lingerie collection.
Lace triangle bra, £10, Monki
The perfect statement pair.
Resin earrings, £8, Next
Pair with a prairie dress for the ultimate bohemian look.
Lace up boots, £90, Office
Pastels and geo print are the perfect pair.
Geo print shirt, £49.50, Oliver Bonas
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
Pink to make the boys wink!
Cat-eye sunglasses, £14, River Island
The elegant tailoring and denim hue makes this a timeless and worthy investment.
Tailored jumpsuit, £1000, Tibi
Go retro in this button-up skirt.
Button-up skirt, £32, Topshop
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
Accessories are a great way to test out a colour trend with the rest of your wardrobe.
Yellow bag, £20, Accessorize
Practical and adorable!
Pink mac, £150, Uterque
Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous