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September 03, 2021

5 Ways to Wear the Pastel Trend in 2021

Fact: the pastel trend is one of the most versatile looks out there, segueing seamlessly from season to season and brightening your wardrobe, no matter the weather outside. We may be heading into autumn, but pastel tones are here to stay. So, if you’re looking for some style inspiration, look no further than these pretty pastel looks...

1. Pastel Wedding Guest Dresses


A palette of pastel tones is perfect for wedding guest dressing. Opt for soft, powdery hues in chiffony fabrics, and you’ve got romantic styling down to a tee. A high neck, angel sleeve mini is the perfect choice for a sweet, end-of-summer outfit, while a floaty midi dress in floral-printed lilac-blue looks chic at any time of year. 

2. Lightweight Pastel Knits


Light knits are a layering staple, but don’t just stick to the neutral basics. By adding soft yellows and mint greens to your wardrobe, you’ve got an easy way to style up a ‘blue jeans and white tee’ ensemble. Opt for crochet jumpers with fun details on the sleeves and weightless cardigans. These pastel essentials will keep you warm and stylish when the temperatures drop. 

3. Chic Shirts in Pastel Colours


The perfect blouse should take you from boardroom meeting to bar with zero fuss. You want your shirts to be chic enough for work, yet relaxed enough for off-duty fun; you could even wear them out for date night. That’s where these pastel styles come in, teaming playful hues with sophisticated details, like a dobby sleeve or a high, lacy neck and delicate floral print. Add tailored trousers by day (or joggers if you’re working from home – we won’t tell), then your favourite jeans and heels by night. Dressing up has never been so simple. 

4. Pastel-Perfect Handbags


For a subtler take on pastel outfits, try styling up a pale pink or lilac handbag. Worn with your favourite neutrals, these bags add a pretty pop of colour that’s both fun and functional. Plus, they’ll look as fresh against a white t-shirt as they will against a winter coat, so you can tote them around late into the year. The only hard part is choosing which one to shop. 

5. Pretty Pastel Gems


Even your jewellery can take cues from the pastel trend with these purple gems. The combination of rose gold with lilac stone detailing makes for the most eye-catching earrings and show-stopping bracelet. Team with a pastel outfit or a neutral outfit, and your look is complete. 

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