SS14 Trends - Pastel Heaven


Style Theory: Pastels are going to be a key look in spring summer 2014. Think gorgeous ice cream tones, pinks, lemons and mint worn together, layer upon layer of subtle colour.
Burberry Spring 2014
Here are the colours that you will soon see hitting the shops:
Ice Cream Pastels
I know it is early to be thinking about spring and summer colours but I always like to have in the back of my mind, the colours and styles for the new season so when I shopping so I can buy new items that will completely see me through to Autumn and beyond.  For now, pastel sweaters can be layered on top of denim shirts, pastel skirts can be worn with chunky grey knitwear and opaque tights and boots. So with this in mind, here are the designer looks from the SS14 catwalks that inspired this colour trend:
Chanel SS14 
Chanel Couture 2014
Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2014 
Balmain Spring Summer 2014
Burberry Spring Summer 2014
Chanel Spring Summer 2014
Marissa Webb SS14
Burberry Prorsum SS14
Pastel Blue worn by Streetstyler
Streetstyle Pink Gorgeousness, how fabulous are those shoes?!
All images above from Pinterest

Now how the high street are translating this trend and what to wear now in this cold and wet weather....

Zara Mohair Coat £129
A fabulous coat, wear now with a denim shirt  or a breton jumper and a pair of blue distressed jeans and trainers or grey boots.
Asos Vintage Cocoon Coat £110
A gorgeous cosy coat, layer up with a pale grey jumper  underneath, black jeans and boots in the winter...beware of the collar it is big so if you are a little bit shorter like myself the collar may be too large but would look fab on taller ladies!
Topshop Knitted Curve Hem Jumper £38
Just a fab, easy wear jumper, sling on now over a denim shirt and a pair of jeans and it will bring a little bit of spring into your wardrobe
Topshop Neat Rib Sweatshirt £24
I love sweaters, they are just so easy to wear. You could layer with a navy & white breton top underneath, turn back the cuffs to reveal the blue stripey arms.
Topshop Cities Tri Yarn Sweatshirt £29
Logo sweatshirts are still big news, this can be worn casual, or if you are going out you could wear it with black flippy skirt, black opaque tights and black block heeled ankle boots. Add the Zara blue coat, ice cream colour deliciousness! 
Topshop Knitted Cable Jumper £46
I have this jumper in cream and have worn it non-stop this Autumn, I will be investing in a blue or mint version in the next couple of weeks. (below)
Topshop Cable Jumper £46
Whistles Kassidy Silk Back Sweatshirt £85
This sweatshirt is a little pricey but is is beautiful and would make for a beautiful 'going out' sweatshirt. It has a deep blue silk back which adds interest and makes the jumper a little bit special.
Boden Audrey jumper £69*
A fab longline sweater, I love this neck and it would look fab with white jeans in the summer too!
Boden Cashmere Crew neck Jumper £99*
A beautiful pink colour and this jumper is so soft, would be fab layered up now (think denim shirt, fine gold jewellery and a pale grey scarf) or slung with a pair of pale blue boyfriend jeans on a cool summers eve (if we have any of them this year!?)
* It is worth looking out for a Boden discount code, they bring these out at the beginning of every season so I will let you know if I see one as you may get up to 25% off the items above which makes them not quite so pricey.

Zara Cotton Poplin Shirt £25.99
This shirt has a really cute collar and would look great layered under a pastel sweater.
Boden Long Sleeve Breton £25
A fabulous basic is a sugary colour, wear under navy/dark grey jumpers for the winter then swap to under mints/pale blue/pale grey jumpers for the summer!
Topshop Satin Quilt Skirt £150
A little pricey but oh so cute! 
Zara Pleated Mini Skirt £35.99
This is such a verstile little skirt, wear with a black poloneck black tights and boots and a pink coat now, they layer up with pastels/metallics in the summer
So there is my round up of pastels available on the high street that you can wear now..

Here is my style from the last couple of days:
Out for dinner with friends trying a little winter pastel colour coordination, the pink coat is a little darker than pastel but it kind of works?! (awkward pose..only get one take with my personal 6 yr old photographer she is very busy, one click and she is off!) 
Coat: M&S
Sweatshirt: Gap
Denim Shirt: Gap
Necklace: H&M
Black Jeans: Zara
Trainers: John Lewis
A Pizza Express party with the little ones, a perfect dress as I can eat ALOT of pizza in this dress!
Dress: ASOS oversize check dress
Shoes: Zara (sale buckle shoes)
Bangle: Oasis
Leather Biker Jacket: Asos
& as above
Will you be indulging in the Pastel Trend, do you have pastels left from last spring summers foray into icecream colours?
 I have seen some fab grey New Balance trainers on the lovely Susie So So's Blog that I think will work perfectly with pastel sweaters as well as Adidas Stan Smith trainers...Adidas will be relaunching them any day.... 

Next time some Pastel Accessories to lift these winter days and then Metallics and Florals....I always get soooo excited at all the new trends...!

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  1. I love your interpretation of all things pastel on the High Street. Going to check out what I've got and what I need to buy.

    You have fab style - that dress is gorgeous x

    1. Thanks so much, you are right there was pastel around last summer that will look great this summer too....I have definitely got my eye on the blue coat and pink logo sweatshirt! X

  2. Totes getting involved in this, this weekend!

    Also love this ballerina midi from TopShop

    1. Yep, see you for some pastel shopping tomorrow! Xxx

  3. Some really lovely choices there. I can't wait to get the spring pastels and sorbet colours out! xxx

    1. Hi Liz, me neither enough of this grey weather we need the summer!! Xxx

  4. I'm liking these soft pastels - I must be feeling a little greyed out. And I do like the pink on the Boden cashmere jumper - it reminds me of an old jumper I had until I outgrew it :o) Yes, I used to wear colours!

    And thanks for the mention. I hadn't thought about the trainers mixing with the soft shades - I thought it might be too much of a contrast but you don't know till you try. These grey ones are a softer option for the Spring . Perfect for you.

    1. Hi Sue, I am loving the pink jumper too....I think it is because my skin is looking so dull I am craving colour! Those trainers are lovely I am going to get a pair of stan smiths then reasses my colour needs for spring summer and these trainers will most prob fit the bill! X

  5. You are going to rock in these pastel shades!! As you know I don't have a great relationship with colour but I am trying to remedy that and I think the pale pinks and blues would be the way forward for me this Spring!! Some gorgeous inspiration going on here as always xx

    1. Thanks so much Michelle, you look lovely in the pink jumper but you also really suit your classically French colours all very chic x

  6. I'm struggling slightly with the pastel trend, although some of the pieces you've shown are really lovely. Absolutely love your tartan dress - stylish and forgivign in one! What more could you ask for?!

    1. Thanks so much, the tartan dress is great I can eat whatever I like in it and it never shows..perfect!! I am writing a blog on pastel accessories at the moment they may be a way a dip into the trend a little.......xx

  7. I've been eyeing that ASOS dress for weeks now and now I've seen you in it I NEED IT!! I always size down to a UK 10 in ASOS - do you think I should size down 2 sizes as this is so oversized?? Advice please:) xx

    1. Hiya, I have a size uk8 (I am normally a 10) so I would defo size down at least one size, it is pretty big on me (longer than I wanted but so comfy) so one lower at least! It is a kind of flannel material, not cotton as I thought, so nice and warm for here..and prob perfect for a US spring! xx