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.
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!
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Now let’s see how Jacqui, Hilda and Anna are styling their Spring pastels!
Jacqui has teamed mint and pale pink with a fabulous glittery bag. Hop over to Mummabstylish for all the details!
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.
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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