Pastel Dreams: Update Your Summer Wardrobe with the Season’s Softest Hues

Hit the resorts in style this summer with these hot new looks. Some are calling this summer’s pastel trend “ice cream colors”.  From sorbet yellows to minty greens, softly vibrant colors have dominated the runways. Update your summer wardrobe with this season’s softest hues.

Pastel Rivets Dress by Coach


Summer wardrobe pastel hues Pastel Rivets Dress by Coach
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Stay cool on hot summer nights with this pastel sleeveless dress.  Rivets provide a nice contrast to the soft lace trim on this slip dress. The Prairie Rivets Slip Dress from Coach’s spring/summer 2018 line retails for $1,000.

Dress by Alexa Chung


Summer Pastels Moda Operandi
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Be pretty in pink with this floral dress from designer Alexa Chung. This floral dress is perfect to wear to garden parties and to summer weddings. The sheath dress has a knotted, open back.  It retails for $500.

Dolce & Gabbana Top


Summer Trends Dolce & Gabbana Top
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This romantic top from Dolce & Gabbana is pastel yellow and sheer.  Crafted in Italy, the dense ruching is anchored by an off the shoulder neckline. This lovely yellow hue pairs nicely with white trousers or a cream skirt. This ruched summer top can be purchased for $696.

Summer Web Belt


Pastel Fashion Summer Web Belt
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Webbed belts are the perfect laid-back option for summer.  Available in a variety of pastel colors, this belt is a great way to incorporate the “sundae colors” trend into your summer wardrobe.  This belt easily adds a fun pop of color to any casual outfit.  The summer web belt retails for just $30.

Strappy Sandals by Hugo Boss


Summer Fashion Strappy Sandals by Hugo Boss
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BOSS Womenswear brings us these elegant, clean lined Italian leather stripy sandals.  These lovely pastel colored sandals are part of the limited edition Gallery Collection, an exclusive selection designed by artistic director Jason Wu.  The strapped sandals have a 100mm block heel which enhances stability. Bold color blocking and sporty straps give these sandals a modern feel.  Make these shoes yours for $650.

Prada Nappa Leather Bag


Summer Pastels Prada Nappa Leather Bag
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This pretty pastel blue diagram me laminated Nappa leather bag is by Prada. This petite bag has stitched laminated Nappa leather and an adjustable metal chains shoulder strap.  The silver finish metal hardware contests beautifully with the soft blue hue.  The Prada logo is in metal lettering.  The interior of the bag has two pockets, including with with a zipper. It has the Prada logo on the lining. This pastel colored bag retails for $1,850.

Gucci Belted Wide Leg Jumpsuit


Summer Pastel Gucci Belted Wide Leg Jumpsuit
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Gucci has a delightful throwback design with this pastel green belted, wide leg jumpsuit.  The glossy double-G logo is part of the wide leather belt, which cinches the waist of this jumpsuit.  The retro, chic, utilitarian jumpsuit is the perfect shade of green.  This hip jumpsuit can be purchased for $4,300 at Nordstrom.

On the Island Swimsuit by Marios Schwab


Summer Pastels On the Island Swimsuit by Marios Schwab
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No list of summer wear would be complete without including the requisite swim wear. This lovely rose hued one piece swim suit by Marios Schwab is made in Italy.  The designer explains that his favorite childhood memories are on summers spent on the shore in Greece, and those memories inspired this piece.  The alluring keyhole front and slender snake chain swaying from the halter neck make this the perfect piece for leisure days at the shore.  This stunning swim suit sells at Net-A-Porter for $500.

Have you embraced the trend for “sundae” colors yet?  These pretty pastel colors will help us think cool thoughts all summer long.  For more peeks at what is trending in fashion this year, see our article about the future of fashion, where we share all the innovative tech trends seen on the runway this year.

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Pastel Dreams: Update Your Summer Wardrobe with the Season’s Softest Hues