How to Wear Pastels

Spring is on it's way and what better to put you in the mood for sunshine, than some pretty pastels.  There were lots around last Summer and this year they have appeared again. Whilst I’m not sure we are quite ready for them yet, better to be prepared for when the sun does show itself! There are pastels that everyone can wear but you need to wear them the right way for your colouring, so choose what you wear with them carefully:

Light colouring – pastels are perfect for your delicate fair complexion and hair.

Deep colouring – don’t wear pastels on their own as they will be too wishy washy, mix with a darker colour like navy or chocolate brown.

Warm colouring – go for greens, turquoise, yellow and soft corals and avoid the pinks.

Cool colouring – you need contrast so mix with a stronger shade of the same colour like navy with a baby blue.  Pink will suit you, but avoid yellows.

Clear colouring – also needs contrast - mix with a dark grey, black or navy and go for the slightly brighter versions like turquoise.

Soft colouring – you look best with tone on tone colours so pastels work well for you, mixed with neutrals like taupe and stone.

Here's some inspiration:

how to wear pastels