If you haven’t yet jumped on-board the pastels train, we’d like to cordially invite you to do so this Easter weekend, because what is more appropriate than egg colouring and bunnies to sport anything pastel?
It was the legendary Miranda Priestley perfectly acted by Meryl Streep who broke the news back in 2006 that florals for spring were undoubtedly, groundbreaking. While we still come across this fashion reference as soon as spring has sprung and new trends are being announced for anything S/S (that is, spring & summer) and on any numerous occasions involving Anna Wintour and the likes of Vogue, we’re leaning towards another spring appropriate style and colour palette we can’t get our eyes off, and are highly anticipating to wear this upcoming Easter weekend: pastels.
Often associated with toddler and children’s wear, the soft and baby-like tints of hues which are essentially created when adding white to any other colour of the rainbow, has been making headlines on editor’s wish lists and street style looks. Frankly, it’s been on our minds since the last couple of months when we mentally started the process of creating deserving outfits for warmer months to come. As with all things people plan, alas not all happens as per schedule, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that spring is in fact right around the corner.
Pastel toned pieces have the tendency to appear more feminine, delicate, and clean. While this season is focused on womenswear featuring the colour tone, we remember detecting polo shirts and chino pants as early as the 1980s in menswear particularly. TV shows such as Miami Vice come to mind when pondering over this fashion trend, as male actors predominantly wore polo shirts in shades of salmon, baby blue and other washed out tones. Another area we fondly go back to visit and can often spot pastel tones is in the architecture of Miami and its surrounding neighborhoods. Popular areas such as the famous Art Deco buildings, as well the Wynwood Walls in the art district and hotels on South Beach are not to be missed!
Architecture and 80s fashion aside, we’ve lined up our top picks, including but not limited to an array of Easter suited canary yellow mixed with a bunch of lilac, baby blue and apricot shades. Build up your look with some statement jewellery and a cute clutch to cut through the softness of pastels and add some character.
Shop what we’ve been perusing over the past couples months and let us know what your go-to egg hunting outfit looks like!
Images: Miami Vice
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