Pastel trend alert
Updated: Jan 26
Do you want to start adding some pastel shades to your looks?
While yellow and gray are the official colors of 2021, this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with other shades. Now, pastels are becoming more and more popular, and even the most accessible brands are launching entire pastel collections. At the same time, many of us are struggling with the transition from basic neutral shades that dominated the world of fashion for several years. Do not worry, there are quite a few ways to get comfortable with wearing more cutesy pale colors.
One of the most stylish and simple ways to create colorful outfits is by creating a full-on monochromatic look. Pick whichever pastel shade works best for your complexion and go to town. If you are worried that you can’t pull off this many bright items at the same time, change your mindset. With the right approach, everyone can look (and feel) great in pastel outfits. Try to go for simple silhouettes not to resemble a pastry saleswoman on shift.
Add an accent
Do not feel obligated to start wearing a lot of color right away. Instead, add just a little fun accent to a look you already know you enjoy. A pale yellow clutch or a pair of baby blue high-heeled sandals can do the trick. As you get more comfortable with wearing colors, consider going for some bright clothing items. A pastel blouse can work great with a pencil skirt for a casual day in the office. The simplest way to add some pastel mood to your look is with nail polish.
Play with makeup
If you are not yet ready to commit to buying colorful items of clothing, you can try adding some pastel shades to your makeup first. This year, watercolor makeup, colorful eyeliner, and pastel shades are on the rise with more and more brands, even affordable ones, are releasing dedicated collections. When going for some interesting shades in your makeup looks, try to keep the rest of your face natural.
You should not feel the need to buy a whole new closet worth of clothes just because the trends are changing. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to shake up your routine, find inspiration, and probably wear clothes you forgot you owned. Fashion should be all about fun and self-expression, and trends exist purely to boost our creativity.