Iced strawberries, delicate lavenders, soft peaches and mischievous mints have always been our go-to options for a girly brunch or a first date. What better way to feel pretty, feminine and sophisticated than with sorbet hues that perfectly set the mood?
Lately, however, pastels are donning a whole new avatar. No longer reserved for daytime affairs, ice cream hues have trickled their way into edgy evening wear embellished with sequins and studs. And while most refer to it as a summer style staple, pale pink coats were one of the biggest street style trends this past winter.
Not a trend to hold back, creamy pastels are the hottest hues you can sport if you’re a working girl. Think form-fitting pencil skirts, razor sharp suits and cutting edge leather briefcases designed for your inner boardroom bombshell. So if you haven’t already, get your hands on the season’s hottest colour palette. Here’s how our favourite celebrities are doing it, and you can too!
The Casual Look
Flirty skirts, laid-back shirts, slouchy trousers and relaxed jumpsuits are all fair game. Team your pastels with lace separates, ballet flats, delicate metallic sandals and statement necklaces to bring them to life. Sweep your hair off your face and dab on some lip gloss to keep the look fresh and pretty.
Stylista Picks: Pineapple Express dress, Sweet Disposition dress, Mirror Mirror top, Lighthouse Blues shirt
The Corporate Look
Take your pastels into work by picking pant suits in pale colours and pairing it with your fail-safe white shirt. Pencil skirts with peplums look great in icy hues, if feminine sophistication is the look you’re going for. Throw in a string of pearls and a killer pair of pumps to really show them you mean business. A cool designer bag never hurt anybody either!
Stylista Picks: Cameo Role Shirtdress, Not A Cloud In Sight shirt – lavender, Not A Cloud In Sight shirt – mint, Dual Drape top
The Party Look
A party is the perfect occasion to try out a new trend. Be the belle of the ball in a flirty pastel mini or an on-trend asymmetrical dress. A little shimmer goes a long way, so in addition to picking a dress with subtle sheen, also dab some shimmer powder onto your shoulders and collar bone for an iridescent glow at the next big bash.
The Evening Look
Shimmery gowns in pretty nude tones are a huge hit among celebrities. While not all of us have star-studded red carpet galas to wear these things to, a shimmer-free or sheer maxi dress in a delicate hue could do the trick at your next big do. Pair it with clear crystal jewellery, a cocktail ring or teardrop earrings for a smidgen of sparkle.
Stylista Picks: Who’s That Chick dress, Piece Of Cake dress, California Dreaming maxi dress, Croptini crop top and Chai Latte skirt.