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Pretty In Pink: How to Wear Pastels With An Edge

Pretty In Pink: How to Wear Pastels With An Edge

Pastels are the perfect way to add a touch of color to your wardrobe without feeling too bold. But how do you make sure that you don't look too sweet and saccharine? With the right styling, you can turn pastels into a chic, modern look. In this article, we'll show you how to wear pastels with an edge. Read on to learn the secrets of pulling off this on-trend look.

Wear light pastel colors for a soft, summery

Spring has sprung and summer is well on its way, so it's time to shed off some of the black colored clothing (SOME, not all...obviously) and incorporate a little more color into your outfits. Wearing pastel colors is a great way to introduce a softer side to your look, while still keeping your punk rock girl style

Keep reading to see how you can style pastel colored pieces into your wardrobe to add a modern, feminine touch to your classic grunge style.


Playful Pastel Accessories

Pastel clothes do not have to be old fashioned or boring.

If you're new to wearing pastel colors, a great way to get started is by adding soft colored accessories to your outfits. Go for a pastel color that is true to your style, like a muted yellow or one of the Pantone colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz.

Keep the rest of your outfit minimal with dark neutral colors, so your bag really pops. For the summer time, try wearing black denim shorts (we told you we're not going to ditch ALL of your black clothes) with a simple tank top, lightweight long- sleeved shirt, or a t- shirt. When it comes to jewelry, keep it simple with a spiked choker necklace that will incorporate an edgy vibe into your complete look.


Chic Pastel Jackets

Pastel jackets can soften your alternative style

While you probably won't find yourself wearing a heavy coat during summer days, it's always a good idea to have a light motorcycle style jacket for the evening. Keep your outfit playful and chic in a pastel blazer that you can wear any time of the year.

Since your jacket is going to be clean and colorful, style the rest of your outfit with distressed jeans and a plain white tee. Mixing this combination of worn out, beat up denim and a sophisticated, colorful jacket will give you the ultimate fusion of preppy punk styles. 


Go All Out: Complete Pastel Outfit

Wear pastels with hardcore confidence.

If you want to dive full force into pastel alternative fashion, you might as well go bold in a full outfit. Keep your clothing monochromatic by mixing tops and bottoms with different shades of only one color.

Since these pastel colors will soften up your look, go 90s grunge when it comes to accessories. Layer on studded bracelets and skull rings, and put on a pair of metallic shoes for the perfect rocker girl ensemble.  


Kick it in Pastel Shoes

Pastels get edgy with classic grunge and punk style.

When it comes to shoes, it's fun to make a statement. Be adventurous and try wearing a pair of pastel shoes with your next outfit!

For a soft grunge style, wear a pair of leather pants and an oversized t- shirt for a comfy and simple outfit. Go for a futuristic style by wearing iridescent, pastel-colored combat boots or keep it classy in a pair of pink platform heels.


Sparkle in Pastel Jewelry

Pastel statement jewelry can give a pop of color to your summer outfit.

Statement jewelry is easily one of the best accessories that can amp up your outfit in a matter of seconds. And let's be real, it's just pretty.

Take your jewelry game to a whole new level by popping on a pastel gemstone or geode necklace, rings, earrings, or bracelets. The facets in the geodes will reflect light, and keep your outfit (literally) dazzling. 


Pastel Hair Colors to Dye For

Two words: pastel hair. Last but certainly not least, hair dye is your BFF when it comes to rocking these cool pastel colors. If you're looking to spice up your look with playful colors without the commitment, try oil slick hair dye or hair chalk


Do you like to wear pastel colors- if so, what's your favorite way to wear them? Let us know in the comments below!


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About the Author

Kelsey Foster

Hey there! I'm currently a Fashion Business Management student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I love to read, write, and travel, and I love anything music and art related!