Light and lovely: Pastels for spring

Victoria Herrera

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Want to wear pastels but don't know how? Here are 4 looks you can try.

LET IT BLOOM. We've brought you florals and bright, solid colors. Today, soft pastels and ice cream tones reign. All photos by Franz Navarrete at

SINGAPORE- Spring 2013 has brought a palette of blossoming pastel colors to all fashion enthusiasts. 

Matching the sweetness of cotton candy and ice cream, the colors of baby pinks, dusk blues, and grayed greens have been spotted across several catwalks and sidewalks alike.  

Other light colors according to’s Spring fashion forecast include: linen (a light, “nude-like” color), African violet, and a burst of lemon zest. A touch of these colors easily adds grace and lightness to your look. 

On outfits

  • Dainty dresses are a classic way to wear this trend
  • Another option is to match ethereal tops with light bottoms (pants, short, and skirts) 

On accessories

  • If you feel that a head to toe look is too much for your personality, you can opt to add small accent pieces to your look
  • Wrist bangles or necklaces can soften your outfit, along with bags

On makeup and nails

  • Who said pastel is limited to your wardrobe? This trend is also spotted in beauty/makeup looks and nail colors
  • Doll-up with a fresh face of pastel eye shadow and pink/clear lip-gloss
  • Candy-colored nails also makes a delicious appearance this Spring 2013

Spotted in Singapore were a few of these colors. Here are Rappler’s sartorial picks:

Soft and casual

Light pink dress from SportMax. Shoes from Converse. Sunglasses from River Island. Bangles from Forever 21.

Soft and casual up close

Sweet and girly

Dress by Lowry Farms. Sweater by H&M. Necklace from Indonesia. Bag from Bugis St. Flats by Ferragamo. Watch by Marc Jacobs.

Sweet and girly up close

Pastel with a printed twist

Shirt dress from Helen Lee. Studded and diamante bracelet from Shashi.

Pastel with a printed twist up close

Chic and delicate

Mint fuzzy sweater by Wisteriea. Paper bag clutch by Marie Turnor.

Sprinkle this color effortlessly across any outfit, from your basic staples to your accessories.

They key is to have fun with these colors; let your personality and mood show. The best thing about them is that they go with any skin tone. Enjoy fashion! –

(Photography by street style photographer Franz Navarrete of

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Victoria Herrera

Victoria Herrera is a TV and event host, model, and writer. In 2011, she released her first book, “Unscripted,” based on inspiring conversations on her previous radio show. In 2012, she hosted Runway TV Asia where she interviewed international fashion designers and celebrities. Currently based between Manila and Singapore, she continues to explore the world of creativity, design, and fashion as a contributor for several magazines and newspapers.

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