2016 Fashion Trend: Spring Pastels + Pantone Colour of the Year!
Pastels are one of the most delightful shades that exist, and these are true symbols of spring. This year it got even more serious, since two of them are chosen as the colours of 2016, which just showed their dominance in the world of fashion. If you can’t wait to slip into these shades, stay with us.
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Pastels, Pastels Everywhere
Pastels have always been very popular among the fashionistas all over the world, and these are definitely some of the best-selling colours this season, too. We can see these gorgeous delicate shades everywhere – from runway models to high street fashion lovers, and their popularity should not surprise us at all.
One thing is sure when it comes to pastels – they accentuate femininity and tenderness that exist in every girl out there. On the other hand, such shades can look very attractive, too, especially with some bolder cuts and differently shaped clothing items, such as crop tops in combination with high waisted pencil skirts. No wonder that even the most prominent world’s designers have turned to these magnificent shades.
Pantone Colour(s) of 2016
For the first time ever, Pantone, which is an ultimate authority in the world of colours, have chosen two shades as the colours of the year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. These gorgeous pastels have already become fashionistas’ favourites, and their official release was followed by very vivid descriptions. Serenity was described as “weightless and airy, like the expense of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” On the other hand, Rose Quartz is “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.”
Needless to say, these were immediately accepted by fashion lovers all over the globe, especially after the explanation that this choice actually challenges traditional associations between colour and gender.
Milky Pastels on Fleek
Milky pastels are definitely a massive hit in the fashion industry nowadays, and some of the most prominent shades from this colour palette are Peached Pink and Apple Mint. The first one represents a subtle pink shade that is enriched with peachy tone for a slightly warmer overall appearance. Christian Dior, Gucci, Iceberg, and many others absolutely adore this shade, which makes it very desirable among the fashion lovers all over the world.
On the other hand, Apple Mint represents a soft shade of pale green that looks the best when applied to the head-to-toe look. It looks perfect on lightweight fabrics, and knitwear also looks smokin’ hot if you ask us!
Dress in Pastels for Every Occasion
Pastels are not limited exclusively to clothing items – they look stunning on accessories, shoes, and even hair, too. Even though spring is probably the most perfect season for wearing these shades, they can actually be worn throughout the whole year, for every occasion you can possibly imagine. These are also very popular at weddings, especially for gorgeous bridesmaid dresses that perfectly match bride’s white gown.
Besides some formal events, pastels can be worn for everyday meetings and casual drinks with your best friends. Maxi skirts and cute tops in such shades are very trendy nowadays, however, if you are not a big fan of them, you can always choose flats or accessories in pastels.
As you can see, pastels are a huge hit nowadays, and there are good reasons for that – they truly emphasize femininity and sleekness of women’s figure, with a necessary dose of attractiveness that makes a perfect balance. You definitely can’t go wrong with them, so make sure that you have chosen at least one item in pastels for this spring!
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes mostly in fashion and beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life.