Friday 21 March 2014


Since it cropped up on the catwalks in 2013, the pastels trend has freaked the hell out of me. As a compulsive purchaser of garments in 50 shades of grey, I am the least suitable candidate for this highly feminine colour palette. So when McArthurGlen designer outlets sent me a parcel of  sugar sweet macaron-hued clothing to style for their SS14 #Trendclash campaign, initially I panicked. 

To trial the trend properly, I decided to commit fully to the sugar-rush colour palette and team it with my Topshop rose pink coat and more pastel metallic accessories. It came as a surprise to me that I rather liked the pretty colour tones once on, I thought pastels might wash out my pale complexion but they actually complimented it. Prancing around Chelsea, I felt like I had stepped off the set off Gossip Girl in such a put-together outfit. Will I be wearing top to toe pastels again? Definitely, although I might have to throw in a bit of grey marl to tone down the look. Will you be trying pastels for SS14?

Pink coat - past season Topshop [similar] Mint green blouse - c/o Reiss at McArthurGlen. Metallic blue bag - Dune (c/o Debenhams) [similar]. Jeans - c/o Ted Baker at McArthurGlen. Sprayed stone earrings - New Look. Silver flats - past season Dorothy Perkins [similar]. 

Thanks for the photos, Alicia! x


  1. I think you did a wonderful job styling this look. Very beautiful. x

  2. you can totally pull off the pastels! loving the trousers!

    Katie x

  3. fantastic look. suits you so well.
    these pants are so unique and special. love them!
    Maren Anita

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