How To Look Fresh and Feminine in the Pastel Trend

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

--Guest Post By Lyndsey

The summer has arrived at last, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in the latest new pastel fashion trend. This trend is fresh, colourful and bursting with character and vitality, and the perfect way to embrace those hot, summer months. The pastel trend has also been referred to as the candy store trend, as the colours remind of us of all of those delightful sugary sweets we enjoy indulging ourselves with from time to time. There are many ways to wear this trend so you look fantastic for the fresh, new season.

Pretty and subtle
The pastel trend is all about being pretty and feminine, so is ideal if you are a girlie girl. Light pink in your dress or skirt will keep you looking sweet, as will mint green in your shirt or top for the ultimate fresh look. In contrast to the other trends for spring/summer including bold prints and florals, the pastel trend is much more subtle and light, but is equally as delightful.

Zara Pleated Top with Opening at the Back

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Combine pastel colours
One of the fantastic points about the pastel trend is that you can combine as many colours as you like, even if you think they would normally clash. The colour blocking trend is also back in fashion, so use this to really experiment with your fashion and wear as many pastel colours as you fancy. The summer is a time to really make an impact with your fashion, so use this trend to look as stylish as possible.

Rag and Bone Malin Pants

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Heels and accessories
The pastel trend doesn’t need to end with your outfit; you can also wear as part of your heels and accessories. There are many styles and colours around at the moment which you can use to embrace the trend, even combining the trend with colour blocking, for a look which will ensure you are centre of attention.

Sam Edelman Arianna Wedge

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Embrace your femininity
If you really want to embrace your femininity, you can combine the pastel trend with some of the others, such as wearing pastel colours on a pleated or floral skirt. The '50s and '60s vintage styles are also hot trends at the moment, so combine these together with your pastels and you will be sure to look fantastic for the summer, for all occasions. If you are going on holiday, make sure you stock up on your pastels, as these will keep you looking stylish and fresh, each and every day.

Obey Sunset Pleated Midi Skirt

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This post was written by Lyndsey from Zando, the online fashion store, where you can find women’s clothing in all the latest styles.