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.

Spring Fashion Trends 2014

We are about half way through Spring here in Australia and with the weather finally warming up a bit in Victoria, I thought I would share some of my favourite Spring Fashion trends for 2014.

White was one of the main trends during Winter/Autumn this year and I am happy to see that it’s sticking around for Spring/Summer once again (it was also a trend in Spring/Summer 2013). White worn close to your face is flattering on anyone and because it reflects the light/heat, it’s much cooler on warmer days too. Below are some of my new season picks for the ‘White’ trend.

1. Bronte Structured Tote in White: $49.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
2. Hester lace peplum cami top- Porcelain: $39.99 from Forever New
3. Cadet Heels in White Leather: $169.95 from Wittner Shoes
4. Enamel Waterfall Earrings in White: $9.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman
5. Runway to Rack Full Skirt in White: $89 from Target

Many shades of blue are popping up for spring 2014: Navy, china blue and cornflower blue are just a few of them. We all know what Navy blue looks like, but in case you didn’t know… I would describe China blue as being a mid-toned powder-blue and cornflower blue is a medium-to-light blue, also the colour of the petals on cornflower blooms. Check out some of my favourite pieces below.

spring fashion trends

1. Floral Print Wrap Neck Peplum Dress: $39.99 from Ally Fashion
2. City Dressing Drape Front Top in Blue: $35 from Target
3. Mars platform heel in Cobalt: $69.95 from Novo Shoes
4. Jasmine Day Bag in Dusk Blue: $69.99 from Forever New

Floral print
Anything that has a floral print is a bit of a no-brainer for Spring. From vintage florals in delicate hues to large bright and bold statement prints. Have a go at mixing different prints, perhaps a top with a small print paired with a larger graphic print skirt.

spring fashion trends1. Kylie Heels- Pastel Floral: $89.99 from Betts
2. Twist Maxi Dress- Watercolour Floral: $59 from Target
3. Andrea Printed Wrap Skirt- Wild Orchid Print: $79.99 from Forever New

I have always loved a good polka dot print and I actually own a lot of dotty clothing. What is great about this trend, is that there are many different prints/ways to wear dotty print clothing: Large spots, small spots, monochrome and even mixing them with stripes!

spring fashion trends1. Sorbet Spot Top in Blue bell: $139.99 from Review
2. City Dressing 7/8 Sateen Pants- Spot: $40 from Target
3. Rebecca Polka Dot Prom Dress in Lake Blue/Porcelain Spot: $99.99 from Forever New
4. Marilyn Peep-toe heel in Hot Pink: $79.95 from Novo Shoes

What trends are you loving this Spring?