How to Wear Pastels in Summer

Lifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summer

I know what you’re thinking… Pastels? For summer? Yep, you read that right. These dreamy hues aren’t just for the Easter Bunny anymore. I think pastels can be worn YEAR ROUND, and this is my first installment in a series I’ll be sharing throughout the year on how to style pastels for any season. First up, summer.

Lifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summerLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson shares tips on how to wear pastels in summer

How to Wear Pastels in Summer

  1. Pick one color, such as pink, and wear varying shades of it. For example, I love this pastel pink sweater with these bright pink shorts. Adding in the brighter shades keeps the look fresh for the season, and is a great way to transition spring pastels into summer.
  2. Add a tomboy element. A surefire way to keep from looking like an Easter Egg is to add something edgier to the mix. Here I paired my flowing baby blue tunic with ripped boyfriend shorts and sneakers – denim is a great way to keep pastels from getting too sweet.
  3. Wear it in a gingham print. Gingham is probably my favorite pattern of the summer, and while I love a classic navy or red, why not try the print in a pastel hue? This pink shirtdress is in my shopping cart, and I almost wore this gorgeous baby blue OTS number to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic this past Saturday.
  4. Look for something in a sleek silhouette. Sherbet shades don’t have to be childish – this slip dress is simple, elegant, and a totally grown-up take on pastels.
  5. Not 100% sure if pastels are for you? Accessories are a great way to dip your toes in the trend. A chic pair of yellow slides or a cute light pink clutch are great options for experimenting with sweeter colors.

What do you guys think? Would you wear pastels in the summer? Let me know in the comments!

Blue Peplum Top | Distressed Boyfriend Shorts | Mini ‘Crosby’ Crossbody | ‘Stan Smith’ Sneakers | Black Aviators

xx Mollie

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Comments

Hannah

Love that wall! Thanks for sharing these tips for wearing pastels. I’ve definitely always thought of them as Easter or baby shower colors, but you totally changed my mind! =]

Bella

One you look adorable! Two I love your hair in braids!! so cute

Sami | The Classic Brunette

Pastels are one of my favorite things to wear during the summer! This top is super cute!

xo
Sami
The Classic Brunette

Morgan

I love pastels all year round as well! Love your tip about adding an edgy element to keep them from looking too “sweet”.

-Morgan
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Mallory

Great tips! I especially agree with the sleek silhouette tip. Super cute outfits!

SABRINA TAN

love the tips! Love pastels in the summer!

Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

jenna colgrove

work those braids girlfranddddd!

Kasey

I love pastels in summer! The lighter colors make me feel cooler, ha!

Amanda Kruse

You look so cute in braids! I love this pastel blouse!

xx,
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

Sarah K Tripp

Love this pastel look on you babe! So pretty

Teresa

The perfect summer look! I love pastels in the summer. So light and pretty!

Tristan Dennington

Love all of these tips! I am obsessed with pastels. I wear them year-round!

-Tristan

Lauren

I love this pale blue top, and your hair is so cute! So perfect for summer!

xx,
Lauren