Spring pastels

Spring pastels … mixing them up

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If there’s one thing I love more than spring pastels, it’s working a bunch of those little critters all together at the same time. Yes, there’s a lot to be said for tone on tone dressing, but dagnabbit, we’ve been waiting to break out our new spring duds for aeons, so when I spot a window of opportunity (i.e. a day with no precipitation and a little peek of sunlight), then I’m throwing all my pastels on at the same time and heading right out the door.

spring pastels

The great thing about pastels this spring is that the whole colour wheel has been considered. Fancy a little pretty pink? No problem, grab yourself an oversize coat and you’re off to the races. A little daffodil yellow more up your strasse? Grab one of the myriads of lemon jackets, sweaters or shirts in this uplifting hue and you will nail the trend.

spring pastels

One of the hottest new pastels around for spring is violet. I’ve invested in this Shrimps faux fur scarf which is seriously versatile – only last week it was securely fastened around my freezing gullet and tucked into my old dog walking parka whilst watching an afternoon of no.3 son playing regional hockey. It also works well with this fabo pink coat by Raey from Matches Fashion.

spring pastels

I’ve also become a bit of a fan of the silk shirt. I think it’s part of the growing old wisely and gracefully thing. If I can’t afford to buy a zillion lovely things each season, I’ve decided I’m going to buy less tatt but buy a few classics – hence this lovely Iris & Ink pastel blue blouse which works really well at elevating your everyday jeans.

spring pastels

I’ve also fallen for the new downsized bag trend. This Chloe cutie winked at me during fashion week whilst I was racing through Liberty London (who’ve got a vast shoe & handbag offering this season BTW). I’ve since seen it adorned on various fashionistas and am happy to report that my struggle to limit the contents of said cute bag is slowly being overcome.

spring pastels


If you fancy getting your hands on any of these lovely pastel pieces, click through on the shopping links below…


Spring pastels… my accessories hot list

Fixing up the contents of your closet to nail the spring pastels trend doesn’t have to be all about the clothes. There are plenty of pastel accessories out there just waiting for you to snap them up. Here are some of my hot picks this week.

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