How to Wear the Pastel and Mid-tone Trend

Modern, trendy, and sassy, pastel and mid-tone trend give us fresh and soft look perfect for a woman. However, some find them unflattering, sickly, and draining maybe because of the wrong choice of shade for their complexion. Thanks to mid-tones, the deeper shades than pastels but not as saturated as neon colors, that may now complement every skin tone and bring some colors to your style.

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For a casual chic way of wearing the trend, you may skip those black and navy jeans and trade them with white and light blue jeans. If you have a pale complexion, you’ll look better in a pair of light blue jeans over white jeans that will only wash you out. Like fashion blogger Jane Aldridge, look for a pastel shade of pink that works for you and wear it with your light blue washed jeans that make a flattering casual chic look. If you wish to go brighter, you may wear a mid-tone shade on your jacket on top of your pastel top and white skinny jeans like Blair Eadie did.

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Wearing the pastel and mid-tone trend monochromatically will give you an elegant and classic vibe. Just pick the shades that work best for your skin tone to make your style more flattering. Since fashion blogger Nicole Warne has a warm and bronzed skin tone, she opted for pastel shades of brown that worked for her. If you have a cool undertone like Blair Eadie, feel free to pick the pastel and mid-tone shades of lavender, pink, yellow, green, and blue that will look fantastic on you.

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Wearing prints in patterns in pastel shades is a creative way to wear the trend, especially if you’re not a fan of loud prints. You may go for prints featuring color blocked patterns, ombre colors, and monochromatic patterns that will add some dimension to your looks without being overwhelmed by prints. When wearing a pastel print skirt, you may want to pair it with a matching color on your top like Jane Aldridge did, creating a well-coordinated outfit.

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If you’re not a fan of prints, go for color blocking on pastel and mid-tone shades that look so subtle but stylish. These “ice cream tones” are soft, yet strong, and definitely clean looking compared to color blocked outfit of unexpected color combination as well as other clashing hues. You may think of the pastel colored turtleneck top, skirt, coat, and bag to build your pastel outfit, or simply opt for a color blocked coat in pastel shades for an effortless but stylish look.

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These pastel and mid-tone colors are coming through in all wardrobe items including footwear and accessories that can be worn just beautifully, even if they are worn only as accents. You may think of pastel and mid-tone shades of your shoes, sunglasses, bags, clutches, and belts that you can match with your outfit. Picking a different shade of pastel to contrast with your pastel outfit can create a low contrast look that still looks coordinating and sleek.

Indeed, the pastel and mid-tone trend is a means of getting creative and colorful to your street style without going overboard.

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