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Style Not Age: Spring Pastels

April 29, 2019

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mango lilac trousers, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

Welcome to April’s installment of the Style Not Age collective! This month it was my turn to choose the theme and I wanted something that would reflect the season; I love this time of year when the blossom is on the trees and flowers are in bloom. With that in mind you might have wondered why I didn’t go with floral print, but that would have been too easy! I like a challange you see, and pastel shades push me ever so slightly out of my comfort zone.

I don’t have a lot of pastels hues in my wardrobe, but I’ve been seeing lots to tempt me. Luckily I bought these lilac trousers a while ago from Mango when they were on sale. I put them aside intending to get them taken up a couple of inches because they are too long even with the high wedges I’m wearing. They are not from a tall range, they’re just really long (I’m 5’8″ for reference).

By wearing a brighter colour on the top half I avoid looking washed out.

Lilac is such a pretty shade, and it pairs well with other pastel shades such as mint, powder blue or lemon. I find wearing pale colours next to my face can be unflattering, so I paired the lilac trousers with a bubblegum pink top. By wearing a brighter colour on the top half I avoid looking washed out. For a less sugary colour palette I could team the trousers with a deep purple or indigo blouse.

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mango lilac trousers, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

The pink top was a fab little bargain from the Marks & Spencer outlet near to wear I work. I love the long tie detail at the back. I can’t remember exactly how much it was but I think it was less than £10. The lilac trousers reminded me about this shoulder bag that I bought years ago when I lived in Nottingham. It’s been in a box in the wardrobe for ages, but I think it’s perfect for Spring so you’ll probably be seeing it again before too long.

I added some extra pink with my sunglasses and jewellery. A friend gave me the earrings many years ago and I made the rose quartz bracelet myself. If you’re a bit apprehensive about wearing pastel shades, one easy way to tap into the trend is with accessories…and nail polish too!

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mango lilac trousers, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

Suzy Smith lilac shoulder bag

SHOP THE LOOK

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mango lilac trousers, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mango lilac trousers, pink Marks & Spencer pink tie back top

Now let’s see how Jacqui, Hilda and Anna are styling their Spring pastels!

 

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Mummabstylish

Jacqui has teamed mint and pale pink with a fabulous glittery bag. Hop over to Mummabstylish for all the details!

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Over the Hilda

Hilda is teasing us with this shot of her pink kimono coat…you’ll have to visit her blog Over the Hilda to see her outfit in full.

Style Not Age Spring Pastels, Anna's Island Style

Anna is being equally mysterious with this shot of the back of her sequin coat…doesn’t it look splendid in the sun? You can see the full post over at Anna’s Island Style.

 

Do you love pastel colours? Would you wear them head to toe or save them for accessories?

 

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12 responses to “Style Not Age: Spring Pastels”

  1. Nancy says:

    Lovely colors. I am having a bit of a hard time to combine lilac. But this is a great Choice!

  2. Jacqui Berry says:

    This look is so elegant Emma! Liking the trousers and that unusual top. Fabulous challenge this month, was worried at first but pleased how it turned out. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. Jennifer says:

    I love the colour of your top!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  4. Lise says:

    These trousers are so flattering on you and I love the bag. lise

  5. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a beautiful color!

  6. Suzy Turner says:

    I’m not much a pastel colour gal myself but OCCASIONALLY I wear them.
    I have to say that the colour of your M&S top is utter perfection on you, EMma. Seriously – I don’t think I’ve seen a better colour on you! ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!
    Off to check out Anna’s coat now WOW!!
    Suzy xxx

  7. I just love this color pair – very fresh!

  8. This is such a pretty look, and those trousers fit you like a dream. I really like the lilac and coral together. I think its fun to mix colors we may not think of right away. Ive been buying on Mango too, lots of grea tthings!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. Anna Parkes says:

    i was a bit unsure when you suggested pastels Emma, but honestly we’ve all risen to the challenge so well don’t you think? I love your figure hugging outfit and the colours work beautifully together. One of these days I remember to paint my nails too! xxx

  10. Ivana Split says:

    what a gorgeous look! the shade of that polo neck fits you so well. Great pants too.

  11. Anna Shirley says:

    Am I feeling 70’s vibe from this look? I love it. You sunglasses are fab too. Thank you for sharing this post with My Red Carpet.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  12. Wow! Really cool outfit! I love your style!
    Wonderful photos!

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