This season we are hearing our clothes described with words that we more often use at the ice-cream counter: pistachio; apricot; butterscotch; ice blue; mint and vanilla. Pastels are certainly ‘in’ right now but we are equally certain that we will hear hordes of women exclaim, ‘I don’t know how to wear this! I will stick to black, thank you.’
To inspire you, Trinny has bought a pair of lilac trousers (from J Crew) and styled them four different ways to create four different moods.
Going clockwise from top left:
Sweatshirts are not just for the gym. At 50 I find that a smarter sweatshirt (like this one from Zara) are a great way to feel that touch younger and more casual.
The unstructured relaxed shape of this soft yellow top (from Cos) works well with the structure of the trousers below. And who would have thought you could wear yellow with purple? It’s all about keeping the hues in the same tonal range.
Choosing a print that contains the same lilac as in the trousers (as in this silk shirt from Reiss) pulls the outfit together. The lilac doesn’t dominate the pattern so the effect is sophisticated.
Adding a brighter jacket (from Zara, last season), creates a mismatched trouser suit. Perfect for a lunchtime meeting.
Inspired? Here are some beautiful pastels to build your own heaven-sent look.