Most of my life I’ve avoided pastel colours
For starters, they fit into the same ‘cute’ category as frills, bows, or anything ‘girlie’. And I sort of overdosed on all things ‘girlie’ in my childhood…
But, more importantly, as I’m very pale (with a pinkish skin tone), pastels tend to wash me out. And that’s not a good look. In particular, I tend to avoid very pale pinks, blush or beige. If I wear pale colours, I usually go for blue or green, to create a bit of contrast between my clothes and my skin.
Yet, here I am, breaking my own rules… Not only wearing very light pink next to my face but wearing head to toe sorbet colours… Never say never, huh?
However, this outfit only works because of the purple cardigan. Together with the purple trainers, it ‘grounds’ the look. Because of my natural colouring, with medium contrast between my hair and skin tone, I look better in mid-tone colours that are saturated enough to provide some contrast but don’t overwhelm me. In other words, pale colours would make me look like a walking popsicle, whereas too deep and intense colours would eat me alive…
So, all good things, including colour, in moderation. If you’re pale, that is.
cardigan: Masai / t-shirt: J.Crew (old) / trousers: Noom (old) /
bag: Coach / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (old) / shoes: Minna Parikka (old)
How do you wear pastel colours?
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