Here's how you can wear pastels to your office

We show you our little trick to weaving this soft colour way into your 9-to-5 looks with these stylish drops from MANGO
 

Take ‘new year, new you’ to the next level – trust us when we say that you aren’t ready for 2019 until you’ve stocked your wardrobe with the stunning drops from MANGO’s spring/summer 2019 collection.

Perfect for the busy working professional, the new collection features some of the coolest trends fresh off the runways that will easily take you from boardroom to bar.

Here are the 5 key ones you need to know about, and how to incorporate them into your everyday looks.

Sensible shorts

This office-appropriate style stole the show last year, thanks to likes of Kylie Jenner and Aimee Song who were seen rocking them paired with oversized blazers. But luckily for us, the fit has become looser this season.

Reaching between mid-thigh to just above your knee, rock your shorts to work (if your office culture is pretty casual) by opting for a well-tailored, longer pair styled with mules and a waist belt.

Otherwise, we love these shorts as borrowed-from-the-boys alternative for brunch – think a high-waist pair styled with a slouchy tank top, sandals and statement accessories.

Pale pastels

From pale pinks, sky blues to gentle limes, millennial-friendly pastels are hot this season and we’re all for it.

Pro tip: mix your pastels with neutral colours (for example, pale pink and grey or cream) to allow your pastel piece to pop.

You can also opt for pieces that feature structured tailoring (think pants or blazers) as it will counterbalance the sugary tones, and don’t forget to finish your look with accessories.

Bucket hats

It finally happened – bucket hats aka ‘fisherman hats’ are back in full force and is set to be one of the must-have accessories for this part of the year.

From Versace’s snakeskin version to Palm Angel’s funky numbers, we love that this trend that does double duty of looking stylish and offering sun protection.

If you’re unsure how to rock this trend, start simple by picking a bucket hat in a neutral tone and pairing it with a pastel outfit (also SS19 friendly) – think cream with a pale yellow sundress.

Alternatively, printed numbers go very well with flowy white blouses, and you can’t go wrong styling a black bucket hat with jeans and high cut kicks. Just make sure the brim of the hat doesn’t cover your eyes and you’re all set.

Tie dye

Fashion is cyclical, and the ‘70s are seeing a major revival on the runways in the form of tie-dye.

From the colour blocking effects seen on MSGM and dreamy pastels from Proenza Schouler, the colourful print has come a long way from its hippie origins.

Make this trend work-appropriate by limiting your outfit to just 1 tie-dye piece, like a top, and pair with neutral bottoms.

Match your shoes to the colour of your pants, and go light with your make-up. If your work place is especially conservative, consider adding a blazer in a colour that complements the most prominent colour of the tie-dye.

Blazers

Blazers have become a mainstay in every woman’s wardrobe and they are huge this season. Whether you opt for the oversized, model-off-duty vibe or perfectly tailored #girlboss sleekness, blazers are an easy, fuss-free way to add instant polish to any look.

For more casual settings, we love blazers over the classic jeans-and-tshirt combo paired with either strappy sandals or high-cut kicks – don’t forget to roll up your sleeves for added street cred.

If you’re dressing to impress your boss or client, a tailored blazer than ends just below your waist always looks good over high waist pants. Finish your look with your choice of one statement accessory (earrings or necklace) and don’t forget the heels to elongate those gams.

Cop the SS19 drop at any MANGO store islandwide.

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