A sure way to add fun to your style? Wear pastels. These airy sorbet hues are a fashion trend that never gets old, whether you wear them for work or weekend ensembles.
If you’re worried about pastels making you look overly sweet, girly or washed out, take some style cues from our local celebs, such as Sonia Chew, Carrie Wong and Rebecca Lim.
Below, six easy ways to look poised and polished in soft pastel hues — any day of the week.
Trying to get active during this stay-home period? Why not incorporate pastel colours into your gym gear for a mood-lifting effect? Case in point: The gradient Paddle Pop-like hues take centre stage in Puma’s Gloaming capsule collection, as seen on Sonia above. Not only are the pieces fit for workouts, but they also look pretty for the ‘gram.
For starters, play it safe and work with a single colour for your outfit. It helps you save time and energy, so you don’t have to think about how to match different pieces. Jeanette opted for a matching mint green shirt and blazer dress, looking extra fresh and radiant in baking show Crème De La Crème.
Prints can instantly liven up an outfit, and the light wispy hue makes a perfect backdrop. Joanne nailed both the pastel and tonal dressing trends by styling a soft blue sleeveless dress with a Fendi Baguette. The shoulder bag’s FF Vertigo graphic print made for an interesting visual play, turning her OOTD from eye-pleasing to eye-catching.
If your main concern is looking too sweet, adding a pair of white high-waisted pants to your outfit might be your best bet. Case in point: Diana looked chic and professional, donning a two-tone top and white relaxed-fit trousers.
When you wear a plain pastel dress, there’s a chance of looking washed out, so focus on extra details like ruffles that can add dimension to your look. The accented hems and collar on Rebecca’s lavender dress made her ensemble even more feminine.
A structured blazer — such as Carrie’s light brown design above — adds definition to your body shape while making your outfit more boardroom-ready.