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Pastels are a recurrent spring style trend and as soon as the lighter shades hit the high street, it’s a sure sign that spring isn’t too far away. One of the best things about pastels being back for SS15 has to be its accessibility: anyone, no matter their style, size or skin tone can make this trend work for them.
If you want to start getting your pastel wardrobe additions ready whilst the chilly weather is still around then transitional pieces are a great way to do this. Coats and jeans in pastel colours will keep you warm for the rest of winter whilst still being on trend throughout spring and helping to keep your wardrobe up to date as we go through that tricky style period between two seasons. Pale blue and pink coats were a huge trend last year so if you still have yours then be sure to bring it out again this year. If you didn’t manage to get your hands on one last year then fear not, the high street is still bursting with plenty of pastel coats, perfect whether you pair them with a pair of jeans, flats and a t-shirt for lectures or whether you dress it up with a smart blouse for more formal situations.
Denim lovers won’t be hard pressed to find the perfect pastel jeans this season. Whether you go for the classic pale blue denim or are slightly more daring and go for lilac or lemon they can look amazing either with just a white blouse or a more exciting print. Just remember to try on the jeans before buying, and try out a few different styles to work out the most flattering style for your shape. There is no point in picking up a new pair of jeans to follow the latest trend if the cut doesn’t suit you.
Clothes aren’t the only way to introduce pastels into your style this spring. Peach lips and pastel nails are set to make a return this spring allowing you to mix up the pastel shades you use, creating lots of different looks easily. Are you a little more daring? Then why not embrace the latest trend of turquoise liner and give your eyes a little pop? Take a bright blue liner along your top lash line to give your look that subtle something extra.
Pastel shades are not just for the girls, as this season there have been plenty of great pieces for men on the catwalk that have made their way down to the high street. If you’re looking for a new blazer for spring or a special occasion then why not try a lighter pastel shade before reaching for the classic black or navy options? If you want to update a suit you already have for spring then pastel shirts are a great way to go with soft pinks and pastel blues suiting most. Whether they are worn with a suit, jeans or just a pair of casual shorts, you can almost guarantee that you’ll get a lot of wear out of a lighter shirt over the next few months.
If you’re just starting to incorporate pastels then start off with simple accessories and pick out some bigger pieces when you start to feel more confident. This trend is all about inserting the little pops of colour, having fun and getting us all excited for the warmer weather which will hopefully be here in no time at all!


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