#1 – Cardi – Primark | Top – Missguided | Jeans – Cheap Monday | Necklace – Chicnova* | Boots – Topshop
I have been challenged by Most Wanted, lifestyle magazine from Voucher Codes, to create three looks incorporating the spring/summer trend for fondant fancy pastel shades. I did this by buying some new items and using them to update what I already had in my wardrobe, and have created three looks suitable for different occasions –
Look #1 – Subtle
Pastel shades can be quite daunting, especially for those who stick mostly to black and neutral shades in their wardrobes, so I wanted to demonstrate how I would update a casual outfit to include the fondant fancy trend in a super wearable way. The base of this outfit is black and grey, including one new piece in this Missguided scuba boxy crop top which I bought because I think that grey is the perfect shade to tone down pastels in the summer when you might not want to be wearing so much black. I chose a Primark fluffy cardigan (£14), which has been keeping me warm as an extra layer over the winter but will be a great transitional piece too, and a necklace from Chicnova as my pastel pieces in this outfit. A statement necklace like this is a great way to wear a trend-colour without altering your whole wardrobe.
Look #2 – In-Your-Face!
This look couldn’t be more different from #1! You’ve already seen this shirt dress dressed up for wintery weather here, but I can’t wait to go more in-your-face with it like this. Wearing an entirely pink outfit is a little braver than look #1, but I think it’s so doable if you have the right pieces, particularly when the weather is warmer and you can break up the colour with bare legs.
The dress is £26 at Fabric Boutique, and I’m wearing it with my £2 bargain coat, which I got on eBay a few months ago. I bought these ‘Secret Garden’ shoes from ASOS, £35, to pair with pretty pastel outfits this summer; they’re dainty enough to work with almost any outfit, and I think they’ll look fab with full skirts. Silver is, like grey, an ideal colour to wear with pastels, and the low stacked heel and ankle strap are just adorable!
Look #3 – Night Out
Fondant fancy shades should not be reserved for the daytime, especially now that there are so many great dresses in a whole array of candy colours coming into the shops. I bought this pale blue scuba boxy dress from Missguided for £19.99, I love the structure and the simplicity of it, as well as the colour of course. It would be a great daytime dress, I’ll probably be wearing it in the near future with black tights, boots and some leather, but I especially love how it looks dressed up! Here I’m wearing it with a statement necklace (Primark), pointed ankle strap heels from She Likes (£25), and a new make-up favourite in Limecrime’s newest Velvetine colour, Pink Velvet.
I hope that I’ve succeeded in this How to Wear challenge from Most Wanted, and that my post has been helpful or at least interesting for you. Pastels are hardly a novel trend, especially for summer, but I’m still a firm fan. Take a look at some more photos after the jump, and fingers crossed that our summer weather is as great as it was last year so that we can all enjoy fondant fancy pastels in their full effect!