Pastels made a serious comeback at the SS17 shows, with sky blues, soft pinks and subtle teals making a significant appearance on the catwalks. And if there’s one thing designers have proven, it’s that these ice cream colours are just as versatile as more traditional colour palettes.
But if the thought of wearing such colours turns you a pasty shade of white, fear not- this season’s range is distinctly more masculine than in recent years. It’s important to remember though, pastels don’t lend themselves to a head-to-toe approach, much in the same way as metallics. Use pastels sparingly for the best effect.
Footwear: Filling Pieces- Trainers
Adored by the fashion elite, Filling Pieces has quickly established itself as a fashion cult house, fusing street-wear trends with refined design. These trainers come in a subtle shade of pastel grey, and are ideally matched with dark denim jeans.
Jacket: Alpha Industries Pink MA-1 Bomber Jacket
Alpha Industries are THE experts at creating stylish functional pieces. Their signature MA-1 bomber has been their calling card since their inception in the 1950’s. No other jacket can be matched for its versatility and in this fetching shade of pastel pink, it’ll be sure to finish off your ensemble in exceptional style.
T-Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Pocket T-Shirt
Renowned and revered all-American designer of menswear, Polo Ralph Lauren is one of the most successful American fashion houses to emerge in the last century. And no wonder, their classic designs offer flawless style combined with effortless wear. This classic crew-neck t-shirt serves as the perfect example and comes in a fetching shade of pastel blue. Pair with jeans or chinos to achieve a relaxed, care-free look.
Sweatshirt: Y-3 Teal Crew Neck Logo Sweatshirt
The ultra-cool collaboration between legendary Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and sportswear uber-brand Adidas led to the launch of Y-3. The aim was to “[influence] the sports and fashion industry through innovative design and spotless craftsmanship”, and that has been achieved in no small measure. Even your sporting wardrobe can have a dash of pastel with this subtle teal sweatshirt.
Accessories: DITA Silver Talon Two Sunglasses
Experts in crafting eye-catching pieces, Dita embrace unique design and technological innovation in equal measure. An easy way to inject a touch of pastel into your ensemble, without the risk of going completely overboard, is to introduce it through the use of accessories. These all-titanium hybrid aviators come with the signature DITA Talon as well as a unique lens inspired by round character frames from the turn of the century.