Rocking pastels has become a classic trend - here's how you can pull it off, on a budget, this summer


With the buzz around millennial pink and yellow, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to rock an amazing colour when it comes to sporting a trendy outfit.

According to Tanisha Pina in an article on, bright sneakers are out and pastel sneakers are in. This is great news if you're like me and don't like drawing too much attention to yourself by wearing extremely bold colours.

If you've never tried pastel before and you're worried that it might not look good on you, fear not: we've rounded up a few items that you can add to your wardrobe this season that are guaranteed to make you look like a cool summer dream. 

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Start soft

Tanisha writes "if your closet is filled with neutrals, they're a great way to add a little colour to your wardrobe without being too loud".

Pastel pink blazer
Pink skirt with a denim jacket

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Colour block it

When in doubt, suit up. Take inspiration from Blake Lively and the way she powers her suits.

Pastel blazer

Blazer without lapel R679

Pastel-coloured blazer and skirt

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Kick it and accessorise

If you're still unsure about wearing a full outfit in sorbet shades, try incorporating a pastel shoe, bag, or accessory to your look. Start with sneakers - the great thing about them is that you can wear them with practically any outfit. Don't limit yourself. 

Pastel pink sneakers

Pastel pink sneakers R699 

Conga tubed mule heel

Conga tube mule heel R599

Suede bag

Split suede bag R859 

Purple fanny pack

Elisa Belt Bag R249

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