Every spring/summer pastels and candy colours come back as a trend. Personally I am not a huge fan of pastels as they are generally associated with girly fashion and that’s something I want to move away from. But I am in the process of evolving my style to create a more modern feminine look. So how can you achieve a modern feminine look without looking girly? Here is how I experimented with it.
Last month I was generally window-shopping around Oxford Street to see what’s new this spring and get some styling inspiration. I had a quick look around a couple of shops but nothing got my fancy. My last stop was New look but I wasn’t keen to go up the stairs (if you shop at New Look Oxford Street you would know what I mean). I somehow convinced myself to go up and see what’s on offer. I had a quick look around but nothing really clicked. I was about to give up and go down when I found this lovely soft pink crop top. At first I wasn’t sure how I would style it because it’s a crop top and I am pear shaped. On pear shaped women, crop tops can only look decent when worn with a high waisted skirts or Plazzo pants. So to wear this top I needed one of the above but here is how you can style it differently and wear it with your regular denims.
So here’s the clever styling – layer up a crop top with a basic satin vest or a lace top like I have done here, and you can wear it with your regular denims. Layering helps in concealing the area where you do not want to grab too much attention and creates a glam casual look.
I kept all other accessories very minimal and neural. My makeup also was very minimal – just basic eyeliner, lipgloss and hint of pink blush. If you want to create a natural look then use natural colours from your make up kit i.e shades of browns, nudes, soft pinks etc. Minimal makeup is always the safest.
I wore this outfit on a fresh spring day for visit to a local historic house in Finchley, Stephen’s house. It’s a Grade II listed building with a fascinating history and a must visit if you are based around North London. Ideal thing to do on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
So, would you wear pastels this season? Do share your spring/summer wardrobe plans.
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Mandavi @ The Red Notebook is a fashion stylist and fashion blogger. She is originally from India but now lives in London. The Red Notebook blog is her digital space to showcase her love for fashion and styling. The Blog features best of both Indian and western fashion and Mandavi is one of a few Indian Fashion Bloggers in UK.