Top 10 Pastel Pieces
Candy colours ruled on the spring/summer 2015 runways, with everyone from Burberry to Jil Sander getting in on the act, kick-starting a fresh new trend for the fast-approaching season.
From lemon hues to dusty blues, pastel shades are just what you need to help transition your wardrobe from the depths of winter into the warmer months.
So, if you’re thinking of adding a pop of pastel to your look this SS15, check out our top picks of the moment below.
1. Topman Pastel Pink Vertical Ribbed Crew Neck Jumper
Not only do we love the soft pink shade of this jumper, but the deep ribbed texture adds another level of interest.
Perfect for everyday wear, we’d throw this on with a pair of dark jeans and layer it over a chambray shirt for a suitably masculine contrast.
Available at Topman, priced £32.
2. Marc By Marc Jacobs Contrast Panelled Cotton Oxford Shirt
If you’re not ready to dive head first into the world of pastels just yet, this Marc Jacobs shirt is a great way to work a subtle flash of colour into your wardrobe.
Soft streaks of blue give this classic white shirt a modern twist, with contrasting gunmetal buttons upping the contemporary feel.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £155.
3. Herschel Supply Co 11L Settlement Canvas Backpack
Backpacks aren’t falling out of favour anytime soon, so we’ve added this dusty-hued Herschel Supply Co option to our spring shopping list.
Light, airy and with plenty of space, this ASOS exclusive is both practical and bang on trend.
Available at ASOS, priced £85.
4. Reiss Cart Seam Detail Sweatshirt
Sportswear and pastels collide in this luxurious mint green sweatshirt from Reiss’ menswear collection.
While the crew neck and stitched detailing keep things casual, the slim silhouette and fresh colour way add a touch of elegance.
Combine with neutrals to create a considered contrast.
Available at Reiss, priced £65.
5. Mango Man Shawl Collar Textured Cardigan
Another piece you’ll want to slip on right away comes from Mango Man, in the form of a casual shawl collar cardigan.
As winter tails off and the days get warmer, this knitted option is sure to become an easy go-to staple due to its versatile cloudy blue colouring.
Available at Mango, priced £49.99.
6. Hentsch Man Floral Print Cotton T-shirt
It’s no surprise that florals are creeping back in for spring, and Hentsch Man are offering some of the best designs on the market.
This Hawaiian print T-shirt mixes light shades of blue with darker, inkier tones, acting as the perfect bridge piece between pattern and pastels.
Pair with navy blue trousers for a sharp, tonal look.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £60.
7. Bellfield 5 Pocket Chinos In Slim-Fit
Forget beige – this spring we’re all about colourful chinos.
This muted lilac pair are crafted from soft cotton twill and cut with a modern tapered leg for an effortless, casual feel.
We’d wear these with colour-blocked basics to let the light, dusty tone of the trouser do all the talking.
Available at ASOS, priced £30.
8. Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith
Pastels don’t get much cooler than this. For his latest collaboration with adidas, Belgian designer Raf Simons went hard on colour-blocking, producing the iconic Stan Smith silhouette in a wide spectrum of shades.
While it may be hard to choose just one, this sky blue pair will make an effortless statement.
Available at the adidas Y-3 webstore, priced £240.
9. ASOS Bow Tie
Formal pastels, anyone? This spring, we’re ditching the standard black bow tie for something a little more fun.
If you’ve already starting receiving invites ahead of the wedding season, be sure to pick up this extremely affordable piece to really stand out in those photos.
Keep the rest of your look classic – black dress trousers, white shirt – for a sophisticated finish.
Available at ASOS, priced £6.
10. Suitsupply Lazio Light Blue Check Suit
For pastels with impact, look no further than this sharp suit from Amsterdam’s Suitsupply.
Coming in a light blue and white check pattern, and finished with vintage-feel tortoiseshell buttons, this linen two-piece will keep you looking sharp and feeling cool throughout spring and beyond.
Available at Suitsupply, priced £299.