Wearing pastels in winter may seem a little out of place. When I think of pastels I think of Spring, not the festive period. I’ve been enjoying wearing pale green these last few weeks so I thought I’d share with you how to style them in the colder months.
Choosing The Pastel Shade For You
Just like any colour, it’s important to choose the right pastel shade for you. It’s even more important in the winter to find a shade that doesn’t wash you out. We’re already paler than the rest of the year, so some paler colours may bring out the less desirable tones in our skin. For me, wearing a very pale pastel pink or peach would make me look ill as it is too close to my skin tone. At the same time, I don’t particularly like lilac or blue on me. That only leaves green. Right now I am loving pastel green shades, especially a sage colour. My advice is to try on lots of different colours until you find the right shade for you. A colour that is perfect for you in the summer may not look so great in the winter months.
Pair Your Pastels With Winter Colours
If wearing head-to-toe pastels is your thing then go for it. For me, the key to wearing pastels in winter is to mix them with more ‘traditional’ winter colours such as black and grey. I’ve done this by wearing my black ankle boots with the pastel green roll neck and midi skirt. The black looks great as the skirt has a black spot print on it. If there wasn’t any black anywhere else in the outfit it could look a little harsh. I’d throw a black suede biker jacket over the top to pull the colours together even more. Clearly I can’t get enough pastel green as I have a gorgeous teddy coat in the same shape, too.
As neutral tones are so popular right now, a colour palette of pastel pink, cream and tan would look beautiful. I’m imagining a cream and pink oversized jumper, a pair of cream skinny jeans and some taupe ankle boots. A great way to wear lighter colours in the winter months.
Do you enjoy wearing pastels in the winter? It makes a change from black, grey and white, doesn’t it?
Images by Alice Christina