By now, you’ve probably rummaged through a hundred pages of hundred ways to wear pastels, this spring. Much as we want to, we can’t resist this candy-inspired spectrum of all things happy and fresh. And when you’re tempted to wear your candy pinks, icy blues and mint greens all at once, we think you may need our expert style take on just how to sweeten your look from head to toe, without looking like a macaroon tower!
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The 9 to 5 pastel punch
Colour blocking with pastels at the work place can be oh-so-tricky! You want to appear professional and not like you’re headed to a party. Stick to powder blues as blue is the most agreeable corporate colour. Make sure this hue colours most of your ensemble. Opt for a fitted pastel blue dress and to colour block, slip into the lightest contrasting lilac kitten heels or ballet flats. A messy updo and delicate pearl drop earrings are great additions to complete your look.

Girls just wanna have fun
Whether it’s a day of indulgent shopping or a just a lazy brunch, playing with pastels was never this fun. Peter Pan collars on lacy mint green tops look cute as will a button when paired with baby pink jeans. You can break the look by throwing on a cream boyfriend jacket that does superbly well to bring out the icy hues. Break the all too overwhelming pastel play by going for a cross body satchel, in neutrals like beige and off-white.

Make that a pastel party
Take a big jump on the pastel bandwagon and go head to toe in pastels on that next night out. Our tip? Go darker underneath and lighter on top with two pieces in the similar colour family. Alternatively, if you are looking for a fitted dress, opt for tones that are as close to each other as possible. Remember, you want to keep your accessories minimal. Delicate stacked bangles in gold and pearl collars/earrings work best to complement; yet keep the focus on the pastel play.

Whatever you do, don’t mix more than two pastel colours in one look, unless you’re absolutely sure. With a little bit of practice, you’ll get there.

Image courtesy: Mint green brings to life the fun in pastel pink in Rajesh Pratap Singh's creation for LFW, 2014