YES YOU CAN: Hit refresh on pastels

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

If you see pastels as a little too sugary for your palette, try these three simple ways to wear them. The denim co-ord is new to the party and looks on-trend worn with sliders and
minimal accessories, while the pastel suit is practically a new neutral when teamed with
beige or classic black and cream. Finally, a pop of bright shouts sunshine on a rainy day.

How to hit refresh on pastels

Pair with neutrals

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Palest beige is a great tone to complement all pastel shades. Modernise your pastel tailoring by keeping the look simple with understated accessories.

Karen Millen suitBlazer, £134.25, Karen Millen
Karen Millen suitTrousers, £89.25, Karen Millen

Shirt, £59.95, Massimo Dutti

Immaculate vegan bagBag, £207, Ashoka, Immaculate Vegan

maison alaia sunglassesSunglasses, £285, Alaia

ivy lee copenhagen sliders

Mules, £156, Ivy Lee Copenhagen

Try a chic co-ord

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Meet the pastel denim co-ord. Work friendly with heels, weekend ready with trainers. Cropped denim jackets work well with wider-cut jeans.

Aligne shirtJacket, £69, Aligne

Aligne jeansJeans, £69, Aligne

Monki sunglassesSunglasses, £10, Monki

Immaculate vegan sandalsSandals, £90, Collection and Co, Immaculate Vegan

Watch, £420, Seiko Boutique

Matt and Nat bag

Bag, £125, Matt and Nat

Add a bright hit

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Make bold fuchsia zing by teaming with paler tones of pink. Get noticed in hot pink paired with a pastel hue. It always looks fresh.

Reserved blazerBlazer, £34.99, Reserved

Kitri studio trousersTrousers, £115, Kitri Studio

Oasis blouseBlouse, £26.25 (was £35), Oasis

Scream pretty necklaceNecklace, £70, Scream Pretty

Reiss sandalsSandals, £135, Reiss

Lulu guiness bagBag, £295, Lulu Guinness