Your guide to perfecting pastels

Spring/Summer ’15 has two key trends. Monochrome (which I covered in a previous post, here) and pastels. Now while pastels may look like a sweet trend to follow, don’t be fooled, especially for those of you (like me) with a less than a ‘Gold Coast beach babe’ tan, pastels can be tricky to master. I particularly love this ‘storm blue’  colour that is popping up this season, but how do you wear it?

Accessories are important when it comes to pastels. Personally I like to add complimentary, neutral accessories rather than bold vibrant ones. Add a little colour subtlety via a strong nail polish and bold lip to ensure you don’t look washed out but don’t add a bright statement heel. Pastel outfits are very feminine so be gentle with your accessories. This is why pearls and other feminine jewellery compliments pastels more so than a bold, chunky necklace.
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Pastel colours really pop when up against a gorgeous golden tan. I use the St Tropez Express Bronzing Moose. I am wearing it in these pictures and it provides a quick, easy to apply, streak free, natural, long lasting tan. I’ve never found better in a bottle. For a professional tan (which I do recommend over ‘tan in a can’) Velbella have the secret to the most beautiful tan you will ever find.  I highly, highly  recommend you contact them for all your tans this summer.

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I just love the cut of the overlay on this dress!
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When it comes to pastels, don’t fear being ‘matchy matchy’. Pastels look great when tied in together but keep it to a maximum of two pastels in one outfit. Black also compliments pastels well so try out matching a pastel pink or blue top with a black pleated midi skirt, like this one, for a super cute girly look. Just to throw it in while we’re talking about pleated midi skirts, check out this one, I love it!

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Dress: THE ICONIC  Shoes: TONY BIANCO   Bag: COLETTE  Pearls: JAY BLACK DESIGNS  

Watch: MARC JACOBS  Bracelet: TIFFANY & CO

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All photographs by the incredible Greg Hudson. Please check out more of his work, here, and contact him for all of your photography needs.

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One Response to “Your guide to perfecting pastels”
  1. zaychishka says:

    That’s an interesting way to utilize a crop top in an outfit,
    I like that you carried the white scheme from the crop to your heels, and purse.

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