Candy-Coated Color: How To Make Pastels Pop All Summer Long
Pastels aren't just for Easter anymore. Around here, we're obsessed with pastels for summer, because they're as bold as brights, yet keep you looking sweet — even in the 90-degree heat. Bonus? These creamy, taffy-colored shades look even better with sun-kissed summer skin.
For the beach, choose candy colors that'll help you beat the heat — like this icy blue, off-the-shoulder top. Add contrast, courtesy of a striped bikini and sunny orange lip, and voilà — you've got yourself summer's most flattering look.
Mix a two-tone playsuit with beyond-bold shoes and a smokin' red lip, and you'll prove that pastels can be as red-hot as any bright.
Easter-egg yellow and cool sky blue pop like crazy against papaya-colored flats and a plum-pink lip — Consider this your master's class in mixing pastels.
The key to making head-to-toe pink look polished — not princess-y? Choose a modern, buttoned-up silhouette, sophisticated red lip, and opt for on-trend silver shoes, not stilettos. We promise, no one'll confuse you for one of The Plastics.
A softly structured neoprene top, retro platforms, and a shocking coral lip aren't exactly your typical date-night look, but we adore this modern spin on feminine.