3 Ways to Work Pastels into Your Wardrobe

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Woman wearing pastel blue shorts and a white button down.

Pastels have been making their way onto the fashion scene over the past few months, but they aren’t the easiest colors to work into an ensemble without looking like a Jordan almond. Here are a few ways I’ve worked some of my favorite pastel hues into recent looks along with tips to help you feel confident in these light shades.

Woman holding watermelon and wearing blue pastel shorts, a white button down shirt, black hat and tan and black shoes.

1) Use black as a base. I love the color sky blue and found that it works really well with black as an accent. Balance out your pastels with black if you prefer an edgier look.

Woman wearing shades of pastel peach

2) Go monochromatic. If you find varying shades of the same pastel color, it can be fun to pair them up for a relaxed, monochrome look. Combining all sorts of pastel colors can be a little psychedelic, but if you use soft tones off the same color, it isn’t as overwhelming to the eyes.

Woman wearing a mint sweater, white pants and mint sneakers

Mint sneakers against a white brick wall

3) Accessorize with pastels. Whether it be a pair of sneakers or a statement necklace, if you want your pastels in small doses, work the shades into an ensemble with accessories. It’s a fun change of pace that anyone can pull off. There are so many combinations you can try this way!

Which one hits closest to home for you? Have you worn pastels this season yet? Show us how you style them!

Photo credits: Gabe Liesemeyer

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