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Image / Fashion

How To Wear Pastels With Print


by Marie Kelly
07th Jun 2016
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How do you add interest to watery pastels, and?elevate them from pastoral to powerful? Add a little punch with a print. Whether clashing or?complementary, pattern paired with pastels looks modern?and fresh. Take inspiration from Emilia Wickstead, Tory Burch, Emanuel Ungaro and Orla Kiely, pictured.

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Emilia Wickstead SS16

 

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Orla Kiely SS16

 

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Emanuel Ungaro SS16

 

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Tory Burch SS16

A Riviera stripe, for instance, gives sorbet’shades an urban edge, making summer’s dreamy pastoral?colour palette a realistic option for the office. And when’reimagined in either boyish?tailoring or sexy silhouettes, pastels look less charmingly pretty and more?like sophisticated chic. Incorporating textures such as butter-soft leather and lightweight suedes will also help to undercut pastels? ethereal feel.

WHY WE LOVE IT?Transforming pastels from wishy washy to smart workwear makes summer in the city so much easier.

WHERE TO SHOP IT?Try Sandro?for modern shapes and eye-catching prints, while Zara?embraces urbanity without’sacrificing femininity. Here are three of our favourite looks.

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Printed straight-cut trousers, €49.95; long printed jacket, 69.95; both at Zara

 

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Honeycomb knit dress, €265 at maje.com

 

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Pink sleeveless dress with graphic stripes, €275 at sandro-paris.com

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