Buy the Trend: pastels

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Each year I fall in love with the rich, masculine shapes of autumn/winter, and every year I swear that I'll never go back to wanting pastels in my wardrobe.  Every year I'm wrong.  Spurred on by the influx of pastel tones splashed across magazines at the moment, I sat down to write this post.  And I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did.  And by enjoy it, I mean find so many gems and want to spend so much money.

BUY IT:
1.  'Pastels' seems to be a loose term, so go for any muted tones which float your boat.
2.  The fluff is still in fashion, so try out fluffy pastel pieces to double up on trends.
3. Keep it simple.  Don't go too busy with patterns, but try out different textures instead.
4.  Shop around.  I was surprised to find some really nice items in shops I'd never normally go for.

THE VERDICT: 
River Island has come up trumps with this trend, and those skinny, muted grey jeans are top of my list.  I was pleasantly surprised by New Look too, and will be making an excuse to go in store and check out that boxy cream top.  Looks like, once again, I am a pastel convert!

14 comments

  1. This is not at all what I needed to see, I have an enormous pastel wishlist at the moment. New Look are really impressing me the most, some of their pastel checks a-line skirts are drool-worthy!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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  2. All gorgeous items! I am the same as you but then I always find it hard at first to fall into another trend when I have found myself oh so comfortable in the last one! xx

    www.nickikinickie.co.uk

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  3. I'm not usually a pastel person, but after vampy winter I'm really tempted to go all our girly and dainty with pastels for Spring because there are just too many beautiful pieces :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  4. That coat is beautiful, I love pastels x

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  5. I love the way you've laid out this wishlist, with the corresponding numbers along the bottom. Makes it so nice to look at, I'm in love with 6, 9 and 10 specifically. I can feel myself being sucked in by the pastel trend, my plan is to hit up primark for the fantastic dupes they will no doubt have. xx

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  6. I lvoe pastels, but hardly ever wear them! I am SO obsessed with numbers 3 4 and 5 here xo

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  7. Ohh, I love pastels! These pants do look great.. xx

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  8. I love all of the pastel shades at the moment!

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  9. I LOVE number 7 and number 3! Pastels are lovely
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm all about the pastel nail polish but really should look for more pastel clothes too! I really like that powder blue sweater and light pink! Really cute pieces!

    cachoojoo.blogspot.com

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  11. pastels will always be one of my favourite trends! that coat is such a purdy colour and i love it
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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  12. wow i want the shoes, the jeans and all of it really eek
    Ells xx
    marshmallowscoop.wordpress.com

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