As the heat goes up, the fun and flirty colors come in! Just add a bit of powder blue or cotton candy pink and you can easily change up spring colors to fit the scorching summer fashion. Wear what you please and break summer styling here as we give you 7 ways to include your beloved florals and muted colors and still look chic and edgy for the heatwave.
How do you turn pastel hues and petals from zero to hero during the hottest season? We take to the racks of H&M to put together the best OOTDs you can easily follow with hints of muted pastels and charming prints and patterns.
1. Off-duty Ballerina
Give your casual ensemble a playful feminine touch by pairing a pastel tulle skirt with a floral top.
Play up your basics during the summer and opt for a floral printed top for casual dressing. Pair your OOTD well with a neutral wedges with ruffle trimmings.
2. Sultry Bouquet
Lace pieces in pastel hues are always a good idea! Amp up your style game by going for a lacy cropped top with a sassy scallop neckline.
Brown paperbag trousers give an effortless touch to a feminine look. Don’t be afraid to color block with your own choice of footwear a.k.a. adorable heels!
3. Vintage Flower Child
Add a pastel denim jacket to toughen up an ultra-feminine floral dress.
Cardinal rule with styling prints? Match with solid colors and not with other patterns. For an easy DIY accent, distress pastel denim to add an edgy feel to your ensemble.
4. Dainty Date Night
Add olive green to your list of neutrals as it goes well with bold colors, prints, and especially pastels.
Up your shoe game by slipping on some chunky heels in velvet texture! Opting for a lingerie-inspired top? Balance out the sexiness with ruffles in the lining.
5. Garden Party Floral
Afraid to wear bolder prints? Try printed pants with faint floral patterns instead.
Add a sultry spunk to your basic tank top. Fringe details on a pastel tank top make great subtle accents for daytime summer wear. Cap off a great OOTD with milkmaid ruffles that extend to your footwear! Go for sandals that are statements on their own.
6. All Ruffled Up
Ruffles and lace make a sheer top look modest, feminine and contemporary.
Treat earth tones as neutral shades to bring out the vibrance of pastels. You don’t have to let go of heels for the summer as open-toe ankle straps make a great alternative to wedges.
7. Boy Meets Girl
Military colors in structured cuts contrast well with feminine lines and textures.
Go for classy sexiness with a pale pink silk top with a frilly neckline. For ad added street-style edge, add a pair of pastel sneakers to your look.
Words: Louise Sicat | Art: Mina Aglipay | Photographer: Miggy Abesamis of Studio 100| Creative Direction: Rain Dagala | Styling: Dyn Montalban