Pretty in Pastel

For someone with my pale complexion, the pastel palette that is storming the fashion scene this season is a God-send. I’ve always been a fan of ‘twee’, so naturally I’m welcoming pastels with arms wide open.

Photo on 24-03-2014 at 16.05 #2

close up 2Knitted mesh polo top (Topshop, £36), washed black Mom jeans (Topshop, £40), Accessorize daisy necklace

This knitted mesh polo top is the newest addition to my Topshop uniform but is certainly going to be a major player in my casual spring/summer wardrobe as well. The colour is surprisingly more versatile than you may think, but it’s also that little bit different. I’ve been wearing a vest top underneath to avoid the bitter chill seeping in through the meshed holes, but it’s still considerably concealed with just a bra underneath and would look great over a bright bikini top.

Tops are a great way to introduce pastels into your wardrobe if you’re not too sure where to start with them. They look particularly great with blue denim, but any bottoms that aren’t a harsh black should go pretty well with them! Here are some pastel pieces that I have found and love:

missguided dogtooth lilac skirt missguided dogtooth lilac top

This two piece is definitely going to find its way into my wardrobe this summer! It combines three key trends of pastel, dogtooth and co-ord, so for £25 why not invest? (Missguided.co.uk top £9.99 and skirt £14.99)

miss selfridge pastel yellow crop topThis 90s styled simple pastel yellow crop top is the perfect component of any summery casual or formal outfit. Yellow is bold, but it’s back so this is definitely one to have waiting in the drawer (Miss Selfridge yellow crop top £8)

missguided pink pu skirtThe website couldn’t show a better use of this skirt: bare legs and high heels, perfect for summer nights out! (Missguided.co.uk PVC skirt £19.99)

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