Lavender, lemon, mint, strawberry meringue and cotton candy blue: if you’re not into pastels yet, get ready to be — these are the shades of the season.
And it’s not all about pretty pairings, either: these pastels look great teamed with everything from neons to acid hues, in contrasting or tonal colours.
From ready-to-wear that looks good enough to eat to accessories to complete every outfit, Rebecca Tay showcases five styles to help you get ahead of this new-season trend.
Moto by Topshop slim-leg corduroy overalls, $115 at The Bay, thebay.com.
PRETTY EDGY PINK
Take these Moto by Topshop corduroy overalls, give them a light pink finish, and voila — you’ve got the coolest pair around. Wear them with Stan Smiths for the weekend, or try them with block-heeled ankle boots or mules for a more unique look for an evening out.
The Bay, thebay.com | $115
Baja East x FILA faux shearling slides, $135 at SSENSE, ssense.com.
SLIDE ON IN
New York label Baja East has collaborated with iconic sportswear brand Fila and we’re loving the results — especially these purple faux shearling slides. Sure, they’ll work perfectly on your next vacation, but we’ll be teaming them now with sport socks and a skirt for a look that’s everyday sports luxe.
SSENSE, ssense.com | $135
Tibi cropped wide-leg pants, $515 at Nordstrom, nordstrom.com.
Thanks to designer Amy Smilovic’s innovative use of colour and texture, Tibi has become one of those brands that every girl wants to wear: its easy, smart pieces are comfortable and make you feel good — and these yellow cropped wide-leg trousers are the epitome of that cheerful, feel-good esthetic.
Nordstrom, nordstrom.com | $515
Ally dress, $159.99 at Ever New, evernew.ca.
TWO FOR ONE
Technically, this baby blue Ally dress falls into Ever New’s bridesmaid collection, but we’d be pretty pleased if we were asked to wear this in a wedding. Its lace bodice and asymmetrical-hem, chiffon skirt give it the impression of being two dresses in one — so treat it as such by layering a sweater on top for more casual occasions.
Ever New, evernew.ca | $159.99
Maison Michel Thadee fedora, $920 at Secret Location, secretlocation.ca.
If you’re feeling the conundrum of those tricky in-between-seasons months (when it’s too warm on most days for a thick wool coat, but still too cold to store away your winter sweaters), look to this dapper Thadee fedora by French designer Maison Michel. Besides giving your coat closet the ultimate upgrade, it’s fresh, fun, and fabulously luxurious.
Secret Location, secretlocation.ca | $920
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