Styling Pastels for Spring 2024

Melissa Radford
by Melissa Radford

Spring has sprung! That means that it's time for pretty pastel colours to re-enter your wardrobe now that the winter frost is finally gone. After a season of muted tones, here are some examples of styling tips to spice up your wardrobe for spring!

For this look, I was very inspired by cherry blossom season in Vancouver. This maxi dress is such a beautiful shade of pink and features delicate straps that complement the overall style. Pairing a statement dress like this with minimal accessories creates a balanced look that is easily wearable anytime, including date nights or brunch with the girls.

When wearing a dress in this cut, a way to make the look feel even more casual is to play into patterns, such as floral prints. Here are a few examples of dresses that would be great for afternoon teas or to throw on for warm afternoons or a tropical vacation.

Pastel yellow is such an it colour for spring and summer fashion this year. It's a colour I normally don't reach for, but I'm loving it now! In this look I paired a silky midi skirt with a formfitting knit sweater in the same shade for a monochromatic look. Pastel yellow pairs very well with neutrals, so I added pops of white to accessorize this outfit.

Other things that this beautiful colour will pair well with are metals (e.g., silver, gold), blue (think denim), and other warm toned pastel shades (e.g., pink, orange, etc.). If you're new to yellow, start small with accessories, like this adorable bag, and work your way up to a fully monochromatic look. Hopefully this inspires you to also add yellow back into your rotation!

A Canadian tuxedo is always on my radar, so I put together this predominately denim look featuring a jacket and a high rise mini skirt. To add an extra element using colour, I took an early 2000's inspired tank with lace trim in a pretty pastel pink shade to layer under the jacket. Denim works so well with almost every colour so it's a great base to work with when experimenting with colour. Here is a link to a similar bodysuit if you prefer bodysuits over tank tops.

These tips can be used to style pieces you already own or you can shop similar products to what I've used using the links in the text. Let me know if you are trying any of the styling tips I suggested in this tutorial or have suggestions for something else that I should write about next! Make sure to follow me on instagram   @melissaradford and on TikTok   @melissaradford for more styling tips, beauty hacks, and wearable fashion!

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