Say goodbye to the hordes of camel coats that afflicted our streets through autumn, winter and, let’s face it, spring too and welcome in the summer with some much needed colour. The colour trend that is always, in the words of Demi Lovato, cool for the summer, is pastel. Soft pastel hues are a relief to our wardrobes and our eyes in the spring/ summer seasons and 2016 is no exception. Lilac and mint are this year’s two key pastel colours are sure to leave your camel garments collecting dust in your wardrobe.
Fresh and cooling, mint is a staple pastel this season and falls in line with the resurgence of green shades in many of this seasons collections. In contrast, lilac is a relaxed, regal shade that adds more femininity to your wardrobe.
These colours lend themselves effortlessly to this season’s monochrome trend. Construct entire ensembles using just one of these colours. This bold colour blocking styling choice is a lot easier to swallow when a pastel is the colour of choice due to their naturally soft hues thus making it perfect for this summer season. An easy to pull off aesthetic for those who want to make a fashion statement without being an overbearing centre of attention.
If a monochromatic look feels to bold a manoeuvre, fear not, it is not your only option. Pastels also pair well with light shades such as white, sand and light stone colours.
It’s not just your clothes that need utilise pastel. Extend this out to your accessories, hair and beauty. A bags, jewellery, a manicure? Treat yourself! All are viable options when taking advantage of the freedom to wear colour in the summer.
And if you’re feeling rather adventurous, cease the day and embrace a new hair colour… a pastel hair colour. Lilac in particular has now became commonplace amongst women daring to be different and have funky fresh fun with their style.