How to Wear Pastels in 2020| Trend Watch

How to Wear Pastels in 2020| Trend Watch

How to Wear Pastels in 2020| Trend Watch

2020 Trends: Pastels

Pastels are something we probably already have in our wardrobe, but sometimes we just need a little inspiration for how to refresh how we wear them.  Each year there is a reload and an update, so here we have my current favourite look and also lots of  inspiration for how to wear pastels for 2020.

Worn by me in this post

Sweater Dress £34 * (currently on sale)

Grey open toe over knee boots £12

Embroidered Tote Bag £48

How to Wear Pastels 2019 Updated |Mauve Jumper Dress with Pastel Floral Bag| #Lilac #Pastel #Chic #colourInspiration #OutfitInspiration #ColourPairing #Mauve #Embroidery #bag #PinkAesthetic

The last Spring trends post was on polka dots with how to wear them this SS20. Plus, we hosted a gorgeous bag giveaway there, so if you’re not on the mailing list to be notified first of the next one, get yourself on our mailing list here! Today, we’re onto a Spring staple – pastels. Is it even Spring if there aren’t any pastels?!

Last year, I didn’t really get involved, but this year I am actually excited about all the pastel loveliness out there and the updated ways to wear them. And, to think, I really didn’t consider myself as a pastels type of woman – let alone someone with the number of pink toned pieces that have found their way into my style!

As always, I love the classic with a twist style and adding an unexpected colour, style or accessory really brings pastels right into 2020.

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This outfit is a super easy outfit, especially for that Spring transition. This mauve pink jumper dress from Tobi is really soft and comfortable can be adapted easily to the weather and the occasion. It calls in that fresh Spring palette, but I love the detail on the RI bag with the pop of yellow, just to give the whole look something extra. Paired with those grey boots again or sandals, I love it!

Oh, and it also comes in wine £28 and black £13. Perfect for later in the year.

And that is exactly what we’re talking about this year, wearing things in new combinations, mixing fabrics, playing with colour and enjoying combining what’s in the shops with what’s already in our wardrobes.

How to Wear Pastels 2020

Monochrome Pastels

1. Pastel Blue Suit (Sold as separates) 2.Yellow Palazzo Pants £69 3.Blush pink Set (sold as separates). 4.3. Lilac Skinny Jeans £29.99

If I could give the award for the easiest way to look stylish in 2020, monochrome would be being called to the podium right now! Head to toe in one colour – not just the classic black – is such a strong look that is so easy to adapt.

Suits are huge this year, and you’ll see a lot of suits with shorts this Spring/Summer season. The look doesn’t have to be the same shade, it can be tonal, with varying shades of the same colour. But, the golden rule is head to toe and I love it!

Green Toned Pastels

1.Pastel Green Outfit (sold as separates) 2. Tonal green 3. Cross Body Net Bag £49.99 4. Sage Green and Wicker Bag £15

What about adding a touch of green to the pastel mix! It’s such an overlooked colour that finally seems to be making its way to the forefront. Whether it be our favourite monochrome, or a touch of pastel green with an accessory.

Pastel Stripes

1. Pastel Striped Ruffle Dress £19.00 (on sale)2.Pastel Stripe Maxi Dress £74 3.Stripe Co-Ord Set (sold as separates).   4. Stripe Maxi £19


Pastels and stripes are just made for each other. The pastel striped dress with ruffles is one I bought last Spring and it’s still here for this year. See how I wore it in Malta here.It’s the perfect look for a summer party, a wedding or a festival. Floaty and easy to wear and easy to accessorise with neutral materials, like the bamboo bag in this post, or with metallic accessories.

Co-ord sets of coordinated tops and bottoms are big on the fashion radar this year. But what’s great is they give you so many outfit options because you can mix and match, like this Finders Keepers one.

Blue Barrel Bag |JL & Partners

Pastels with mixed fabrics and colours

1.Pleated Pastel Yellow Ombré Midi Skirt £29.99. 2. Pastel Pink Top £17.99 3. Pastel Yellow Trousers £29.99 4. Blue Skirt £25.99

Mixed prints can be seen everywhere and I gave you some inspiration with polka dots in the last Spring trends post. But, what I love is seeing pastels with a bold print or a contrasting colour. Have a look in your wardrobe and mix and match a few pieces for a really modern, yet stylish look.

Yellow looks amazing either as a lemon shade mixed with a print or as the perfect ‘pop’ against a pastel. And, red and pink is trending hugely as the go-to colour combination to continue into Autumn Winter 2020.

Pleated Midi Pastels

1.Yellow Ombré Pleated Skirt £19.99 2. Green Ombré Midi 3. Pink midi skirt £28

Midi Skirts are a universally flattering style – yes, even if you’re on the diminutive side like me. The ombré style creates a beautiful aesthetic. But, ultimately, their versatility to wear with flats, trainers or heels are why they should definitely be a wardrobe staple.

How to Wear Pastels 2019 Updated |Mauve Jumper Dress with Pastel Floral Bag| #Lilac #Pastel #Chic #colourInspiration #OutfitInspiration #ColourPairing #Mauve #Embroidery #bag #PinkAesthetic

There you have it – how to wear pastels for 2020. I hope you’ve got lots of Spring fashion inspiration for how to wear what’s in your wardrobe already or for what to buy. I always look for how to show trends in a wearable way and I think we have achieved it!

What pastel shades or looks are you loving?

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  • Margaret Gallagher
    1 year ago
    Oòoo la la loving these style
  • […] those updates and giving you some inspiration for how to wear them – just like I did with the how to wear pastels,  how to wear polka dots and how to wear navy posts. Ultimately, the aim is to show how to […]
  • mummy here and there
    2 years ago
    I love your styles, I am really loving the pink and lilac - such delicate colours but warming too X #mmbc
  • 2 years ago
    I've seen so many lovely pastel stripes around. I bought a lovely dress from Oasis with them on. I haven't been brave enough to try pastel monochroming yet
  • 2 years ago
    I love the way you've mixed the pastels with the bolder colours and different fabrics it looks very striking. I'll have try experimenting with some combinations
  • 2 years ago
    I do love pastels. I really should wear them more often as they are the perfect colour for summer. I love the bag x
  • 2 years ago
    I've never been able to wear pastels, they make me look washed out. But looks great on you!
  • Kirsty McManus
    2 years ago
    That blue pant suit is amazing - absolutely perfect for Spring! I may just have to invest in it...
  • Your outfit is beautiful and the prices are fab - I adore the boots but sadly they are now out of stock :( I don't wear many pastels but I do love the pastel stripes you featured and the weather has been so beautiful this spring I think everyone feels they need a few new pretty pieces :)
  • Lovely combinations of colours and styles. Pastels can sometimes seem so insipid, but they look really fresh and even vibrant here!
  • 2 years ago
    I love that pastels are coming back in! Has been so long since I've had a pastel pink top and that bag is just gorgeous!
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