The Escada 2014 Resort Collection highlighted an emerging trend in workwear by featuring soft pastel hues. Style.com notes that “seaside towns dotting the Mediterranean coast served as the collection’s jumping-off point, and that inspiration translated to a color palette of sun-drenched pastel hues—canary yellow, blush rose, and powder blue.”
The Core Outfit
Options abound with this look – from a full suit in a soft blue to mix-and-match pieces paired with basic neutrals. This style works best with knee length skirts or a tailored pant, and the pastel colors can be punched up with complimentary color shades, such as the soft yellow band breaking up the white top and blue skirt of the second outfit option.
Natural shades, including earth tones and nudes, are a key color palette for spring. Oversized sunglasses in blush are an ideal compliment to an outfit featuring pastels.
Silver provides an alternative to basic neutrals and looks fantastic when paired with our pastel theme. These heels by Jimmy Choo are an ideal pump that can serve as a fashion mainstay through to the fall.
For just the right shock of color, a hint of neon is a must-have for summer. This yellow neon bag from Mulberry is the perfect handbag to bring you through the workday.
As you’ve incorporated pastels, neutrals and neon in this outfit, your makeup should be light and natural. Make a statement with thick eyebrows filled in with an eyebrow pencil to highlight your features. Contour with a matte bronzer, and use a lightweight gloss with peach tones for a bit of shine.
Looking for more great looks for lunches on the patio and drinks after work? Oversized sunglasses provide a chic and classic look for summer.