Slip some pastel into your wardrobe this season for the coolest summer looks. The light, soft hues are the perfect complement for warm weather and they never go out of style. Rock them as statement pieces with neutral tones or denim. Or go bold with a matching set. In light blue, lilac, yellow, orange, and mint green, there are so many fun and flattering pastels to choose from. Here are a few ways to brighten up your wardrobe, turn heads, and snatch that slamming selfie.
5 Ways to Wear Pastel Clothing
Your wardrobe needs pastel. Plain and simple. It’s the easiest way to turn a low-key outfit up a notch, no matter your preferred style. Whether you’re heading somewhere fancy or keeping it casual, pastel can easily be dressed up or down depending on the mood.
With Neutral Hues
Let’s start with the basics. For a sweet, demure look, rock your pastel with beige, cream, white, or grey. Let your pastel pop with this cute Tropical Floral Print Top worn with a pair of cream boyfriend jeans. The flounce trim and over-the-shoulder neckline are perfect for when you want your top to do the flirting for you. Dress it down with a pair of flatform sandals for kicking it around town or up with strappy heels and a matching clutch for brunch with the fam.
To keep it super neutral and sophisticated – tuck our blush Plus Size Frayed Tank Top into a pair of cream shorts for a soft, ultra-femme and casual look. Elevate the look with a pair of tan strappy sandals and a matching tan handbag. We love this look for classy yet casual events.
Switch it up. Opt for a white peasant blouse paired with our Floral Print Mini Skirt in pink or blue pastel tones. Style it with a tan leather crossbody bag and matching tan sandals to complete the look.
The Ultimate Pastel Outfit: Matching Sets
You know that moment when you open your closet and you find a cute top to wear but can’t figure out what to wear it with? Well, that’s the beauty of a matching set: you already have the whole ‘fit. We are low-key obsessed with this Floral Print Crop Top and Floral Print Mini Skirt ensemble for trips to the country, seaside brunches or cute vacay pics. No need to accessorize. We love it worn just as it is with a pair of flat sandals.
Live la vida loca in lilac. There’s a reason why lilac clothing is never cancelled. It’s flattering, pairs well with most other colors and is light for the summer. For a dynamic pastel look, we double dare you to snag our Floral Crop Top & Self-Tie Skirt Set, perfect for fancy garden parties or looking like you just came from one.
Pair Your Pastel Clothing with Denim
Looking for something casual? Draw some attention to your pastel by pairing it with denim. We love this mint green Plus Size Lettuce-Edge Tee tucked into a pair of high-waisted mom jeans or a denim skirt for the warmer weather. Throw on a pair of chunky gold hoops and some wedges and you’re good to go.
Pastel ‘Fits That Make a Statement
With events opening back up and your social calendar recalibrating, your wardrobe needs a pastel sundress stat! We are loving our Striped Cami Dress which can be worn to casual daytime events with a pair of white strappy heels. Rock this summer look with a floppy straw hat or felt fedora and a delicate gold necklace for serious Sunday Funday vibes.
Need something cute to wear on a first date? Our Ruffled Tiered Cutout Dress is so sweet and flattering. The breezy fabric makes it a great choice for picnic dates, café lunches, and sunset rooftop drinks. Style your ruffled dress with some simple white strappy heels and a matching white handbag. Throw on some dangly earrings and snag that mirror selfie before you leave.
Monochromatic Pastel Outfits
For a sophisticated summer style, go for a monochromatic pastel outfit. Monochromatic is trending and we love the bold looks you can create from it. There’s something about wearing all one color that makes you look more dressed up. Monochromatic is the perfect choice for lunch dates, birthday parties or special events. Wear this pink Plus Size Trapeze Mini Dress with our pink Braided Square-Toe Block Heels. For chilly weather, throw on a cropped pink blazer over the top and complete the look with our pink Quilted Crossbody Bag.
Not only are the cooler tones bright and breezy for summer, but they can also be dressed up or down easily, depending on the vibe. Explore our pastel clothing options in store or online at Forever21.com.