Candy Colours & Sorbet Shades

Pastels have been around for a few months now but I thought I’d wait until they hit the High Street before doing a blog post. They’re the kind of colours that come around every other year or so, so like me you may already have some in your wardrobe. It’s definitely worth unearthing some goodies if you can.

It always makes me happy if I can revive ‘old’ things and I think it’s important now, more than ever, to get more use out of what I’ve bought before investing in new things (no matter how tempting they are!). With that in mind I’ve dusted off this old The Kooples blazer as well as a few accessories I haven’t worn in a while:

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There are some great colours in the shops at the moment – lilac is big this year but not very flattering for a lot of people (me included). I always try and buy things that suit me rather than what’s ‘in’, as that way I know I’ll get more wear out of it.

Here are my picks (click image for link):

Under £100

 

There really are some great things on the High Street (Zara and H&M are particularly good this season) – I couldn’t resist this amazing green, ribbed H&M jumper and red and white candy-striped over-sized shirt.

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The green is gorgeous and immediately caught my attention (I sized up 2 sizes as I wanted it over-sized), it will look great with different tones of green, pink and clashed with blue. It is quite thick though so is really a transeasonal piece (which is what I tend to get the most wear out of in the UK!).

The striped shirt is another work-horse (I bought it true to size but it is big – definitely don’t size up with this one). It can be used as both a transeasonal piece under blazers and knits as well as a Summer cover-up over striped swimwear and with my beloved striped Rebecca de Ravenel earrings:

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Under £300

 

There are so many options – whether you mix the colours up,  wear a total monochrome look in a suit or different tones of the same colour.

Under £500

 

 

I adore the details of the last two pink pieces. Pink/blush is a great way to add this trend to any wardrobe and won’t be such a one-season wonder.

My next fashion posts will be on Summer Accessories and Summer Dresses (any preference on which one I do first – let me know!).

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