Colour coordination means more than just top-to-toe tonality. The secret of avoiding brash, bold colouring is through incorporating various shades into one outfit which can be easily achieved through the use of spring pastels.
Pastel shades represent the first blooms of Spring and act as the perfect colour tone for an easy transition into summer. As one of the more challenging palettes to master we have compiled Edit #37 to help you pull together the perfect pastel ensemble.
Soft pastel colours, be it green, pink, yellow or blue, as seen through the Chambray Shirt, are the best tones to build your look around especially when matched to one or two darker tones to balance the aesthetic. No working wardrobe is complete without a classic chambray shirt, and this LA Panoplie light blue iteration is the perfect choice; ideal for stand-alone wear as we creep into summer or for easy layering throughout the year. Designed to get better with age and wear, the shirt is refined with a traditional button down collar, simple chest pocket and curved hem that makes for an excellent shirting option on both smart and casual settings.
Casual separates in mid to heavyweight fabrics such as denim or twill chinos are the perfect pairing to pastel shades as they prevent the pastels from washing out the entire outfit. Our choice, sees the light chambray paired with the Han Kjobenhavn Tapered Blue Selvage Jeans and the relaxed Light Grey Ribbed Beanie from Gant Rugger.
The bespoke Kaihara selvage denim construction of the Han jeans makes for a comfortable and superior fit while the natural indigo dye creates a washed finish to complement the pastel tones. Down low, the ETQ Amsterdam Rondo Ocean Blue Sneakers add a touch of texture to help define the different shades across the outfit. The sneakers make a strong claim for you to step away from the popular monochrome styles as they are delicately decorated in a textured cross-stitch design to contrast the high-shine of the Rondo Ocean Blue uppers.
When it comes to this time of year you always need a pair of sunglasses to hand - especially when they come in the form of the Gregory Peck frames from Oliver Peoples. The featured Clear/Dark Tortoise frames provide the perfect balance between a statement style and timeless design. For one, the spectacles iconic round shape is inspired by the ones worn by Hollywood icon Gregory Peck in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, while the handcrafted clear acetate frames, dark tortoise arms and gold mirrored lenses provide the standout details that are so craved in modern eyewear.
Shop Edit #37 – Spring Pastels FT. LA Panoplie online at OPUMO.