Pastels are quite quickly setting up camp in my wardrobe predominantly ruled by the reign of black, and these Easter hues, I must admit, have been bringing a sense of joy into the act of getting dressed in the morning. But I’m not going to tell you how you should wear pastels; heaven knows I detest rules. What I will do is share with you how I wear it, what pleases my eye, and if you like it, feel free to take note.
Pastels with other pastels – the softness of the hues make for a dreamlike blur of gentle colors when worn together, as opposed to bold, cartoon-like color-blocking when primaries and other brights are layered upon each other. I also like mixing pastels of differing intensities.
Pastels with soft neutrals – Creams, grays, and camels make for great neutral bases for pastel pieces. Blacks and navies could work too, but I like the ethereality of an all-light look.
Metals with pastels – I do like to wear metals with my pastels, be it glimmery like my pinky ring or dark and aged like the pin. I think metals add dimension to clothes that might be otherwise flat and chalky.
And finally, balance – I don’t think I’d ever recommend doing all-pastels all-tight from head to toe, lest you look like a dick. In an Easter-themed condom. But that’s just me.
photographs by Hudson Shively