Last Updated on 09/05/2022 by Rashi
To absolutely no one’s surprise, pastel shades are always super popular during spring-summer. so it seems aesthetic pastel outfits won’t leave Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards anytime soon. Pastel aesthetics give off ultimate spring vibes and are also very calming and feel soothing against intense summer heat- making it the most perfect for a spring-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 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!
These are the top print trends of 2022-
- polka dots
- Marble print
- cow print
- Color block
- 70s swirl
2. Style pastel pieces in a monochrome outfit
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!
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).
4. Color blocking
For color-blocking pastel outfits, you can mix two or more contrasting pastel-colored clothing in one look -for example, whimsy yellow with lavender. If the combination is too bold for you, you can switch up one of the pastel pieces with a contrasting neutral piece. If you’re still not confident about color-blocking, you can go subtle by adding a bright accessory to add contrast to the pastel outfit.
5. Pastel pieces + neutral clothing
If you want to make the pastel trend the center of your outfit, you can go with my favorite combination for wearing pastels, which is Pastels paired with neutrals. Pick a single pastel-toned item and pair it with neutral shades.
I paired a sage green button-up with white pants and sweater so the pastel piece can pop over the all white outfit.
For a soft and summery outfit, pair a pastel piece 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.
6. Mix different pastels colors together
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 pieces and style them all together in an outfit.
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 pastel piece. 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 a sweet and soft girl aesthetic look.
8. Pop of 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 pastel shoulder bag for a pop of color! You can also style a pastel perfect outfit and add a bright-colored contrasting piece for a pop of color.
9. pastels outfit with bold colors
As if there are not enough vibrant or bold ways to wear pastel colors in this guide, here’s another one. Neon pieces are perfect to pair against pastel clothing 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
Instead of a full pastel outfit with many colorful pieces, sprinkle pastels 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!