We’re onto summery days again and with that- loads of sunshine! It’s time to put those thick cardigans and our cozy layers aside and be ready to face the heat with a whole lot of gorgeousness. Taking in the seasonal changes in the fashion scenario, we’re back with one of the biggest trends you ought to sport- the pastel palette! Light, soothing, refreshing, and full of sophistication, pastels are the coolest colors of the season. So scroll down to know more about the ‘pastel rush’ in detail.
Pastel Trends for this summer
Pastels are for every season
As Indian traditional wear moves closer to global trends with growing versions of contemporary styles, the convenient ethnic palettes of bright and eye-catching colors have given way to softer hues and muted tones. Even the wedding segment has seen a pastel shift, with millennial brides trading of wedding reds and greens for pastel-colored bridal lehengas, especially pastel pink. Pastels, which were typical spring colors until a few years ago, are now an all-season trend, for summers & beyond.
You can wear your favorite pastel pink floral saree for a brunch party on a winter day, while a pastel blue lehenga choli is a congruous pick for a monsoon wedding reception. Seasonal versatility adds more scores to pastels- they are evergreen- and above all, elegant and classy!
Pastels are for every occasion
Light pinks and icy blues- pale yellow and olive green- this palette is full of alluring shades that can instantly calm your senses. A dignified appeal blended with softness- pastels tend to accentuate feminine grace. You can wear them anytime- for a strictly formal business meeting, a family lunch, a day out with your girlies, or even for your wedding!
Pastels are for everyone
Age no bar-pastels are best-suited for everyone. With all their subtlety, pastels balance stability and youthfulness, which makes them apt for women of every age group. From college-going teenagers to trendy-loving workaholics, fashion experimenting divas to patrons of classics, the pastel palette is a fashion statement for all.
Looks you must try this season
The prettiness and versatility of pastels are unparalleled. And as a style maven, this color is a staple for your closet. Whether you’re already a loaded with pastel outfits or still mulling over the idea, we’ve sorted some chic pastel looks and outfits in tune with the 2021 trends.
The Brunch Party Look
You can never ignore the elegance of pastel tones! They are inherently sophisticated and, therefore, very classy too. The pastel vibe goes well with outdoor meets held during the day, like brunch parties. As a chic diva, you can pick a pastel kurti paired with a palazzo or a long tunic worn as an ethnic dress.
Tassels and pompoms would make amazing accessory details for the occasion. Keep the accessories slightly contrasting- peach earrings with a green Kurti and olive green add-ons with a pastel blue colored tunic. You can even add a pop of red or orange for a touch of boldness!
The Boss Lady Look
With an aura of dignity and calmness, the pastel palette beautifully fits into the work attire segment. From boardroom meetings to site-visits outfits like a pastel blue cotton palazzo suit, pastel yellow printed saree, or a pastel orange trouser can work out in your favor as a power-dressing choice.
A floral salwar suit in pastel tones is a convenient pick for your office routine. But if this sounds too simplistic for your style, there are several indo-western options with a formal look- like jacket suits with minimal details and palazzo suits with short kurtis. Be a little creative with your office attire- it can work wonders on your energy levels!
The Chic Bridesmaid Look
Twinning tales and bridesmaid diaries- the idea of uniform clothing for the bride’s girl gang has caught up well with the Indian culture. Softer hues like baby pink, light peach, mint blue, and lemon green look picturesque, complementing the bride’s traditional lehenga.
Off-beat styles, whimsical fabrics, and edgy details- bridesmaid attire should be impactful, for the bridesmaid- standing next to the bride, is under the spotlight at all times! And to make an impression, you can cop the season’s latest trends- ruffle sarees in muted, pastel tiered gowns- there are plenty of options!
The Modern Indian Bride
Want to step out of the regular ‘Indian bridal look’ for your D-Day? Then pick a pastel-colored bridal lehenga for the ceremony. Many Indian brides these days, including celebrities, have been ditching the traditional red bridal lehenga for pink lehenga cholis- especially in tones of pale pink.
Other popular bridal colors this season are azure, peach, and cream- choose the one that you like. Feeling confident and comfortable in your bridal outfit is very important. Only then will you be able to radiate the spark that will dazzle your audience!
The Pious Indian Look
The traditional Indian palette has red, yellow, green, and orange- colors most prominently seen at weddings. Pastels, on the other hand, are most of the time, referred to as ‘English colors’. With a shift towards contemporary wear, these English colors have been taking over the wedding and festive segment. More and more women have been deviating from established Indian hues to get some newness and variety into their wardrobe.
Commercial power loom saris and even luxurious handloom sarees are nowadays available in light pastels. Banarasi silk saris, Kanchipuram silk saris, Baluchari, Bandhani Sarees, etc. are detailed with colors like pistachio, blush, beige yellow and powder blue. You can drape a pastel saree for a puja ceremony, a cultural event, or a religious occasion. For jewelry, it would be best to avoid shining gold; instead, choose semi-precious beaded ornaments.
The Vintage Classic Diva
Pastels, with their near-neutral look, tend to remind us of old European times. As we said, these are typical ‘English colors’ you can describe them as vintage hues of the western countries.
For the vintage classic look, pick a pastel floral printed saree or a plain or ombre pastel saree and team it up with a cream or white blouse. If you’re not keen on wearing a sari, then a floor-length Anarkali suit or a flattering gown can be chosen. You can add a few frills and ruffles for some wardrobe drama. Accessorize it with pearls, a floral hair clip, and you’re good to go! Carry this look for a resort party and see heads turn.
Well, these are not the only times when you can wear pastels. As we said before- these pretty colors are for every occasion! Try out different combinations and looks; it would be quite easy working out with pastel colors. Soothe your senses, uplift your wardrobe and- keep looking gorgeous as always!