From full frocks to sunglasses, pastel hues have become one of spring's biggest trends. However, working sweet, girly colors can feel at times a bit too sugary, especially for those of you who like a bit of edge in your life. Thankfully, there are more than a few ways to incorporate both sweet and punky styles into your daily attire. To get started, check out some of the hottest items on the market that feature edgy pastels, a combination that feels cool and so right now.
Leave it to Phillip Lim to create the perfect pastel top for the modern girl. This scoop neck hydrangea hued silk top features a convertible back panel that reveals a sexy cutout that feels modern and fresh. The asymmetrical hem further nods to the modern shape of this cool spring top. And just in case you haven't noticed, the striking purplish-pink color is reason alone to purchase this top.
Sweet but Sexy
Powder blue looks oh so sweet on this figure-hugging dress from Tibi. That is until you turn around to reveal an alluring cutout that is subtly sexy. The pretty pastel hue is perfect for spring and summer, flattering all types of skin tones, while the jersey material of this dress makes for a comfortable fit that is shapely and flattering. The midi length gives it a 50s vibe that feels more modern than vintage. Pair this dress with black strappy heels for a bold contrast or with a darker blue for a monochrome look.
Python texture transforms this pastel DVF clutch from sweet to fierce. Additionally, the embossed texture feels luxe and mature while the pastel hue gives this bag a feel that is light and fun. The sleek oversized shape is modern and sophisticated and feels more womanly than girly. The oversized shape also enables this clutch to be both a day and night option, adding versatility and practicality to its features. A cute removable tassel adds a bit of charm and quirk to this grownup clutch.
The classic gingham check gets the pastel upgrade on a pencil shape dress for a combination that feels cool and right on trend. The slim shape of this ASOS dress and fitted high waist provide a flattering silhouette designed to showcase a womanly frame. Not only is this striking frock directional, unique, and seasonally chic, it's also pretty affordable.
I'm obsessed with this digital purple pastel Timex watch. Not only is the purple hue spring embracing, its rectangular face, plastic bracelet, and digital features give this timepiece a nerdy-chic element. Pair this functional watch with an edgy ensemble for a cool match. This affordable watch also makes for a unique gift.
Garnish your wrist in a punky-yet-pretty accent with this spiky pastel bracelet from ModCloth. Two rows of super lightweight bubble gum and mint spikes feel both edgy and girly. Pair this affordable bracelet with a neutral outfit to add sass and edge or with a sweet frock for a tough accent.
Not too sure how to rock an edgy pastel outfit? Start on top with this pastel blouse from Forever 21. This fun top comes in an eye-grabbing pink hue that looks feminine and sweet, but remains cool and edgy thanks to its asymmetrical cut. Its high-low hemline and shoulder epaulets feel modern and right on-trend, an ideal piece for your spring wardrobe. And at under $20 how could you possibly say no.
Pastel Hot Pants
Show off your summer legs in these lemon hued hot pants from Topshop. The sorbet hue gives these short shorts a sweet touch, while the shreded denim works a rockerish angle. If you're apprehensive about the fit of these itty-bitty shorts, don't fret as the high waist results in both a flattering and comfortable fit. Pair these pastel shorts with a crisp white button down for the ultimate contrast or with a burned out soft tee for a casual cool vibe.
Pastel for Your Inner Biker
Give your biker persona the pastel treatment in this Charlotte Russe Moto Jacket. This soft pastel jacket comes in faux leather for the eco-minded and features decorative pintucks in front and back for a shapely fit. Cool accents like zipper cuffs on the 3/4 sleeves add further edge to this spring jacket. And at just $26.99, your closet can more than afford the welcome change.