Easy pastel outfit ideas you need for summer 2022

Last Updated on 25/07/2022 by Rashi

To absolutely no one’s surprise, pastel shades are always super popular during spring-summer. So it seems aesthetic pastel outfit ideas won’t leave Instagram and Pinterest search boxes anytime soon.

Pastel aesthetics give off soothing vibes against intense summer heat- making it the one of the best ideas for a summer outfit. From powder blue to sage green to butter yellow, sorbet pastel hues are not only elegant but they are also very versatile. There are multiple ways to style pastels this season and here are 10 ways to get you started!

10 pastel perfect Aesthetic outfit ideas to copy in 2022

1. Mix & match prints with pastel shades

Pastel aesthetic may be more appealing to minimalists but maximalists can also style this trend by creating ‘busy’ outfits. Mix and match different prints in pastel colors together for a busy and bold, high fashion look. For example, you can pair minimal prints like a polka dot blouse with a contrasting plaid skirt. Clashing print is among the biggest 2022 spring/summer trends too!

  • Plaid
  • florals
  • polka dots
  • Marble print
  • tie-dye
  • cow print
  • paisley
  • Stripes
  • Color block
  • Geometrical
  • 70s swirl
  • checkerboard

2. Color blocking

For color-blocking pastel outfits, you can mix two or more contrasting pastel-colored clothing -for example, aesthetic dresses with different-colored crop cardi or button-up.

If you don’t wanna go full rainbow, you can switch up one of the pastel pieces with a contrasting neutral piece. If you’re still not confident about color-blocking, go subtle by adding a bright accessory to add contrast to the pastel outfit.

3. Sporty but make it cute

With the tennis girl aesthetic booming in 2021 and the Squid game’s iconic green and white tracksuit’s influence, I think anyone would know how trendy sporty pieces are. Just get some pastel-colored sporty clothing like -tennis skirts, collared dresses, polos, track pants, joggers, sweatshirts, varsity jackets, stirrup pants, and leg warmers (yes, the 80s vibe is in for 2022 outfits).

5. Pastel pieces + neutral clothing

To make the pastel trend the center of your outfit, you can go with my favorite combination (& one of the chicest ideas to wear pastels)- Pastels paired with neutrals. Pick a single pastel-toned item and pair it with neutral shades.

an indian influencer wearing a pastel outfit with neutral color pieces consisting of pastel purple shirt and halter neck styled with white pants and sweaters

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For a soft and summery outfit, pair pastel clothing with light neutral accents like cream, caramel, and beige. If you prefer darker tones, black looks good with everything, and brown is undoubtedly the most trendy neutral with its rise in popularity.

an influencer wearing a pastel outfit consisting of pastel green shirt and all white pants and sweaters - accessorized with chain belt.

4. Style a monochrome outfit with pastel shades

For a monochrome outfit, style an outfit with clothing pieces and accessories of the same pastel color family. You can either choose to style the piece in the same color or different shades and tints. Start by picking up the main piece of your fit in one pastel color and then pick other pieces from the same color family.

You can include a neon piece too as long if you’re feeling creative. A monochrome outfit also doesn’t have to include just solids – have fun with your prints!

6. Mix different pastels colors together

a summer pastel outfit idea for pink crop shirt, white tank top and sage green skirt.

You can also take inspiration from pastel color palettes and style pieces based on a chosen palette!

That’s right. You read correctly. Another way of wearing pastels is by pairing up two or more pastel colors together in a fun and flirty, colorful outfit. I don’t think this one needs any guidance or examples. All you need to do is pick your favorite pastel-colored clothing and style them all together in an outfit.

pastel outfit ideas with pastel green tee, lilac cardigan and pink track-jeans.

7. Style pastels with denim

The easiest way to style pastels is to pair a pastel piece with your favorite denim. You can also style a denim-on-denim outfit and add a piece in a pastel shade. If you’re not game with denim on denim but still wanna add some spice to your outfit, accessorizing is the key. To spice up your outfit, add as many accessories as your outfit can handle.

If your aim is for an urbane-chic look, go for modern chunky chains or raw kinds of pearls.Traditional pearls and elegant gold is best for pastel perfect soft core aesthetic outfits.

7. Pop of pastel color

Just like monochrome styling, start by styling an outfit in one color or color family. Then add a clothing piece or an accessory in different contrasting colors against the piece you initially picked. Here, you’re not limited to a full-on pastel aesthetic -feel free to style all-neutral outfits and add a shoulder bag in a pastel shade for a pop of color! You can also style pastel dresses and add a bright-colored contrasting piece for a pop of color.

9. pastels outfit with a bold color …or colors?

As if there are not enough vibrant outfits or bold ways to wear pastel colors in this guide, here’s another aesthetic one. Neon pieces are perfect to style against pastel clothing (esp. dresses) whether you style them in a monochromatic way or add a pop of neon color. You can pick the type of uniqueness and creativity your outfit reflects as per how contrasting the bright piece looks against the pastel piece. 

10. Pastel accessories + basic outfit = best ideas

Instead of a full pastel outfit with many colorful pieces, sprinkle pastel shades in your outfits.

Add some aesthetic pastel accessories to your neutral outfits. Some easy and aesthetic accessory ideas for 2022 are bucket hats, claw clips, big and bold earrings, belts, shoulder or puffy, quilted bags, and cute socks. All you need to know is how to accessorize your outfits!