How to Style Autumn Pastels

Autumn fashion may be associated with sunset coloured leaves, moody hues of grey skies & rainy days, but that doesn’t mean that you need to put the pastels away just yet. I am going to show you how you can style Autumn pastels a few ways that won’t leave you looking like you are dressed for the wrong season!

Pastels & Grey

Pastels work great with varying shades of grey. Keep the darker shade on the bottom half, as lighter colours are more flattering against the face. If wearing a blazer, try not to wear the same shade of grey on the bottom half or it will look like you are wearing a suit, especially when worn with dress pants or slacks.

Autumn pastels

1. Pique Flared Pant, $179 by Cue City from Cue. |2. Lula Top in Maple, $89.99 from Review. |3. Simone Waterfall Cardigan in Khaki, $49.99 from Forever New. |4. Natalie Scale by Sambag ballet flats in Baby pink leather, $170 from The Iconic

Pastels on Pastels

It is possible to style Autumn pastels on top of more pastels without looking like you are dressed for Spring. It’s all about contrast. Pair a light blouse or skirt with a pastel hued knit or coat for the perfect feminine ensemble. You could also wear a skirt in a heavier fabric, with a top or cardigan in a lighter fabric. Tip: Break it up a little by adding grey or black shoes and accessories.

Look 1
Autumn pastels1. Andrea Faux Fur Collar Coat (pictured without collar) in Blue, $189.99 from Forever New- Online Exclusive |2. Colour Block top in Pebble, $59.99 from Bardot |3. The Olivia Jean in Dusty Pink, $59.95 from Dotti |4. Smash high-heeled boot in Grey, $79.95 from Novo Shoes

Look 2
autumn pastels1. Charmed Choice Dress in Aqua, $59.99USD from Modcloth |2. ASOS 80 Denier Tights in Winter White, $12.50 from ASOS |3. Clemintine Faux Fur Jacket in Pink/Cream, $119.99 from Forever New- Online Exclusive |4. Allie Bow Feature Gloves in Marle/Black, $24.99 from Forever New |5. Lady of the Luncheon Heel, $39.99USD from Modcloth


Would you wear Autumn Pastels? or do you prefer the darker shades during the cooler months?


Note: All prices are correct at the time of publishing this post, they are in AUD unless stated otherwise.

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Sumo Salad

My Sumo salad creation and Sumo Cold pressed juice- Glow! (Orange, Pineapple, Kiwi fruit and mint)

How to create your own ‘My Sumo’ Salad

  1. Choose your ingredients- start with your base, then add your other ingredients, then (optional) extras like Ancient Grains or maybe some Avocado? and some protein, like some Chipotle pulled pork or pesto chicken and finish it off with your choice of dressing.
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My Sumo Salad

Sumo Salad


Base: Mixed Leaf Lettuce
Ingredients: Beetroot, Carrot, Pumpkin and Red Onion
Extras: Fetta Cheese
Dressing: Balsamic Vinaigrette

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