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.

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.


I just love the cut of the overlay on this dress!

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!



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.

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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