As we transition into springtime, an annual trend is coming back strong. Pastels make a reappearance in fashion every year around this time and 2021 is no exception. Especially after the year we’ve all had, embracing comforting, soothing pastels will help boost our mood and offer some serenity.
Pastels have really evolved over the years. Back in the 2010s, pastels were ruled by preppy fashion. This included salmon-colored shorts, Lily Pulitzer dresses and pastel Vineyard Vines hats. Now, the trend has been redefined by the present streetwear trends that are prevalent in 2020s fashion. This goes to prove that fashion trends are cyclical and will always make a comeback, but with a little bit of a twist.
While this trend probably took over your Instagram feed last spring, no one really had the chance to show off their pastels due to lockdowns. Now, with the world opening back up again, the trend is back for round two in 2021. Incorporating dusty pastels into your outfit brings about feelings of cleanliness, comfort and ease that we’re all longing for. You can add pastels to any outfit to soften the look, or even go full-blown pastel outfit from head to toe.
It’s time to say goodbye to the dreary colors of winter and welcome in the monochromatic pastel trend that so many celebrities are already on. Meghan the Stallion served us with this beautiful, calming light blue set from Fashion Nova earlier in March. Carrying the pastels into your accessories will only make your monochromatic look even stronger.
This trend doesn’t stop at just clothing. Pastel nails are also a huge trend right now. Painting your nails soft, dusty pastel colors will add a touch of color to any outfit. Moreover, with Easter coming up this weekend, so many people have embraced this alternating pastel nail trend as a beautiful ode to colorful Easter eggs.
Nothing ties together a look quite like a matching eye look. James Charles joined in on the pastel trend with another monochromatic blue set including matching gloves and eye shadow. While baby blue seems to be the winning pastel color this year, plenty of other people are embracing the other classic like yellows, pinks and greens.