A Colour Story: Pastels
With brighter weather comes a sunnier disposition and our wardrobes turn to calming colours to lift our mood in time for spring. Colours and emotions are closely linked and our reactions to them stem from psychological and biological imprinting, linking a specific shade to a feeling throughout our lifetime. Pastel colours are often associated with happiness due to their nostalgic quality, evoking childhood memories of sugar confectionery, our favourite toys and days spent chasing clouds.
Delicate and delicious, these self-care hues have arrived to soothe the restlessness of being at home. Soft fabrics and loose silhouettes mixed with powdery tones are here to add a gentle pop of joy to our tonal favourites. As we ease ourselves out of loungewear and into jeans, these candy colours make for perfect pairing. Designers such as Jacquemus and Emilio Pucci are giving us a sweet taste with their cheerful mix of sorbet shades.
Treating us to a sherbet dip of bright tones, this season’s ready-to-wear arrives in a rainbow of mint, rose and mellow yellow hues. An uplifting mix of playful prints and block colour, Acne Studios presents tailored sets in fresh apple alongside baby pink shirts from HommeGirls and periwinkle smock dresses from Cecilie Bahnsen.
Much like a dusting of sprinkles, new season bags are there to add that final finishing touch. Bottega Veneta never fails to tempt our indulgent side with Intrecciato icons in buttermilk and lavender whilst Givenchy and LOEWE appeal to our ‘I’ll just have one’ attitude with cute classics in bluebell and blush.
A serene step in the right direction, pastel coloured shoes are helping us appreciate the brighter side of life. Manifesting like a collection of spring cut flowers, BY FAR and Kwaidan Editions forget-me-not pumps bloom alongside daffodil sandals from Studio Amelia and peony flats from Prada.
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