How to Wear Pastel Colours


To avoid looking like the Queen Mother we need to modernise pastels. If you’re under one hundred years old don’t be tempted to wear a baby blue knitted twinset. The trick is to create a look that is clean and fresh, rather than frumpy. In crafting your springtime palette, white is your ally: it always lifts the pastels and lets them float. Seek inspiration in a dawn sky-scape or the blush of spring flowers.

pastel dawn sky

To choose pastel colours seek inspiration in the blush of a dawn sky

Stick to one or two pastel hues – think pale pistachio with soft lavender or rose pink with soft apricot. Add a touch of dove grey or pale beige and you will shimmer enchantingly. To raise the tempo of your pastels, add striking shoes. Strong jewellery also works well, it will help to transform your outfit from flowerbed frou-frou to art gallery glamour. If you want to keep your outfit subdued, stick to soft and muted accessories. Don’t kill your lovely pastels with black or brown shoes and handbags.

Pastels can look slightly 1950s fancy dress unless handled with finesse – NEVER be tempted to match your eye shadow with your dress.

Susannah-Constantine-pastel-colour

Susannah loves pastels and she never looks like a granny

How do you wear your pastels?

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One thought on “How to Wear Pastel Colours

  1. I used to work with color analysis and on the right people pastels can be exciting and vibrant. Unfortunately on me most of them appear dull. I look better in earth tones. I’ll admire the pastels on other people. Susannah has coloring made for pastels. I look good in colors that make most people look rather ill, except for apricot.. I love you girls andyour great senses of humor

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