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How to wear pastels

Pastels often look the best in summer, in feminine pieces and flirty fabrics

  • For this seasons shades, think fruit –  strawberry, melon, lemon, and blueberry are all versatile colours to try.
  • The key is balance – pastels head to toe look overwhelmingly sweet. Pair a pastel top with a tougher bottom like the new loose, floaty style khaki pant or short. Similarly a pastel short or mini-skirt looks great with washed out grey utility jacket or t-shirt.
  • When wearing subtle gelato tones, be sure to stay away from dark coloured shoes as it will kill the overall look. For casual outfits a simple white pair of tennis sneakers will usually do the trick. For evenings, if you’re not into coloured shoes, try a nude pair of pumps.
  • For those just starting out, use pastel accessories to add a ‘pop’ of colour to your outfit. A black maxi dress looks great with a slim pastel belt, or bright sorbet nails.

TIP: Being sun smart can also look glamorous. Take a tip from the style icons of the past in a wide-brimmed hat to finish off your look

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