Spring fashion: Pretty pastels from Marks and Spencer, Topshop and Peacocks
Be a spring chick in pastel yellow
With the weather finally warming up, it’s time to ditch dark winter clothing and embrace the lighter side of life.
Pastel shades from powder pink to baby blue were all over the catwalks at Victoria Beckham, Celine and Chloe to name a few.
If head to toe sorbet softness is a step too far, try introducing patterns to break up the look, such as the deckchair stripes on this full skirt from high street favourite Marks & Spencer.
Model wears: Top, £22, Dorothy Perkins. Skirt, £39.50, Marks & Spencer
Go for a tailored option for a sleek take on the pastel trend
Don’t be afraid to mix your pastel shades for an on trend look.
These paper bag waist trousers from Topshop (above left) look great teamed with a pale pink tee.
For a sophisticated take on sorbet shades, try teaming a pale toned suit with a grey marl tee. Peacocks hero suit comes in every pastel hue imaginable this season and won’t break the bank.
Model wears: (left) T-shirt, £9.99, Mango. Trousers, £59, Topshop. Shoes, £139, Kurt Geiger (right) Jacket, £25; trousers, £18, both Peacocks. T-shirt, £30, Jigsaw. Shoes, £39.99, Mango. Earrings, £9.50, Marks & Spencer. Watch, £89, Cluse
Swing out in a breezy dress from Sister Jane
Pastel shades also look great when teamed with bright white.
For cooler days, try layering white crop kick jeans under a short dress for a fresh fun look.
This style of denim is a key shape for spring/summer and will have you ditching the skinnies in no time.
Model wears: Dress, £65, Sister Jane. Jeans, £25.99, New Look. Shoes, £40, Next. Earrings, £17, Weathered Penny
Look pretty in peach lace
Lace is a popular way to wear pastels.
Perfect for formal occasions such a weddings, it is a style that doesn’t go out of date.
If you’re looking for a modern style, look for laser cuts such as this co-ord from Mariana Jungmann
Model wears: Top, £238; skirt, £392, both Mariana Jungmann. Shoes, £40, Next. Earrings, £19.99, Pilgrim
Blue is a universally flattering pastel tone
Of all the sorbet shades, blue is the most universally flattering of them all.
The pale blue stripe on this classic Bardot-style top will flatter every skin tone and looks great when teamed with jeans.
Team with a raffia straw bag for an on trend look head to toe this season
Model wears: Top, £18, Hidden. Jeans, £38, Topshop. Necklace, £58, Stella & Dot. Bag, £22, Miss Selfridge
Go for ethereal style in a Ghost dress
For a dreamy summer time look, this bias cut silk dress from Ghost is the answer to effortless style.
Teamed with a pretty star print chiffon blouse, this is an ethereal look that will see you through the season.
Finish with delicate gold jewellery for a look fit for a pastel princess.
Model wears: Blouse, £95; dress, £245, both Ghost. Necklace, £38, Stella & Dot
Fashion Editor: Antonia Kraskowski
Photographer: Helen Marsden
Hair and make-up: Jenni Davis using Mac and Kevin Murphy
Fashion Assistant: Abby McHale