Pastels versus Brights

Without fail every year, there are two trends that are at complete opposite ends of the colour spectrum and that's pastels and brights. This year, monochrome is a massive trend for Spring/Summer, (post here), but the usual sorbet pastels and neon brights will also be popping up! (All links are just in the caption)

Peach dress      //      Mint shorts      //      Lilac shoes      //      rose dress      //      lemon skirt      //      Rose gold bag      //     Rose blouse 

Yellow dress      //      pink dress      //      red playsuit      //      yellow crop top      //      orange shoes      //      cobalt dress      //      green bag

I want to be a brights girl, but I don't know if I have the confidence, so I tend to stick with pastels. I love pastels as I can wear my usual bright red lipstick and it stands out, but I can't wear it with the brights or I might just look silly! Maybe this year, I'll be brave and embrace the brights. (Also, the amount of time I've wrote the word bright, it has lost all meaning...)

So are you a pastel or brights fan?

E x

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151 comments:

  1. They both look great and I'm the same with u - don't think I'm brave enough for bold brights so I would lean more towards pastels.
    Love the peach dress and orange shoes x

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  2. I'm a pastel fan all year long. Even in the fall and winter, I'm still incorporating some sort of pastel into my outfit xx

    http://girlmeetsglamourworld.blogspot.com

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  3. I love both, can't choose one :p I'm now following you. Patricia xx

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  4. I think I'm a pastel fan! I'm like you, and feel I don't have the confidence to pull off brights!

    Beth-Lou's Beauty Blog

    xo

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    1. I'll stick with bright lipstick for now lol xo

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  5. I have to say i'm more of a pastels girl don't think i can really pull off brights! I especially love that yellow ombre skirt! :) x

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    1. I think it looks so cute and delicate! x

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  6. Beautiful! I've never been able to put a pastel outfit together haha It's usually just one piece

    Andrea xx
    savingsimplicity13.blogspot.com

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    1. I find teaming pastels together always looks really pretty! xx

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  7. The yellow pastel skirt is so beautiful. I'm a pastel person all the way but the brights are also amazing, especially the cobolt blue!

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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  8. pastels forever!
    i feel so much more comfortable in them.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  9. OMG, I LOVE all these colors, the pastels AND the brights but especially the brights. I MUST have those orange heels! :)

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  10. I think that looking at the Pastels image, I would prefer to wear those, especially the lemon skirt! I think I also like pops of neon instead of a bright outfit.

    Http://thebeautypier.blogspot.com

    Megan x

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  11. Hhhmm interesting question - I guess it depends what it is. For clothes I would go for pastels, for shoes and accessories I would go for brights, but not necessarily both together lol (pastels and brights)x

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm definitely a pastel kind of girl- mostly because they fit better with my skin tone. I also love a good pastel detail, like a lilac nail or something like that :)

    xx
    http://crookedteethxo.blogspot.be

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    1. Love lilac nails, oh and pale blue as well! xx

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  13. Both are so beautiful, nothing like a pop of colour to brighten up our outfits, but I am learning more towards the pretty subtle pastels. That lemon skirt is adorable!

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    1. Can't wait for some sun to wear it in! x

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  14. I love pastels for all over colour, but I also love brights to add a splash of colour or contrast to pretty neutral outfits. Those mint shorts look brilliant.

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    1. I love shorts in Summer, even more than skirts these days! x

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  15. I'm usually all about the brights but pastels are really winning me over at the moment! I have just ordered a bright pair of jeans so maybe they'll sway me ;)

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  16. I love to mix from pastels to brights but I must say I do love pastels more the shades are so pretty in spring/summer and I really like the dip dyed lemon skirt so pretty! x

    www.krystelcouture.co.uk

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  17. I`m pale skin and blonde hair, so pastels are my choise! But love all brights!

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    1. I'd love to be brave enough to wear brights! x

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  18. I love both !! i like to mis it up but for this season at the moment i think i prefer the pastels !
    I do love the bright yellow top though !
    Love your posts as always :)
    Alex ox.

    http://champagneandlemonadeox.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. definitely pastels, can never go wrong with it!

    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I thought i was 100% a pastel fan but seeing the brights and I am spoilt for choice! I like colours in general but i think i'm more comfortable wearing pastels, i'm happy to hide in the background in muted colours x

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  21. I'm a fan of more neutral tones, I'd have to go with the pastels!

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    1. I love neutral makeup, with a colourful lip, so I know what you mean about neutral tones! x

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  22. I like both pastels and brights, but I would have to go with brights!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'd love to be able to pull of brights! x

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  23. I much prefer pastels, being pale brights don't work with me!:)

    rachelsgonevintage.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean about being pale! x

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  24. thank you sweetheart! i think for me pastels win. :)
    misselegant06.blogspot.com

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  25. Amazing pieces! I love the colors:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  26. ah that's difficult! i think i love a bit of both, a pastel and a bright is the perfect balance x

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  27. Always a fan of bright :D But I also love pastel!

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    1. Really want to get into brights more! x

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  28. I wear a bit of both! I feel so confident in bright neon colours, yet so girly in peachy pinks so I wouldn't be able to pick just one!! xx

    I would LOVE IT if you guys would check my blog out?! :D xx

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-worst-weekend-hashtag-life.html

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  29. I think the pastels have just pipped it for me!

    Sticky rib pot noodle = best thing ever!

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the pastels and neon although I don't think i'd pull the off :')

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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    1. I'd love to be able to pull neon off! x

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  31. Love your selection of pastels items!
    Thanks for the comment =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  32. I love pastels those are so girly and lovely! :D

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  33. I absolutely love everything, but I think I love the pastels just that little bit more!

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  34. I prefer pastes.I'm not that daring to wear brights, maybe just on the accessories
    xoxo
    Adrielle

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  35. I love my brights - always have always will - but I do find myself venturing towards pastels now and again so I can't wait to try these trends again this spring! :D <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xxxx

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    1. I can't wait to embrace brights a bit more! xxxx

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  36. I love the pastels in the first image! I've never been a huge fine of really bright colours, but I'll definitely be introducing some nice bright statement pieces into my summer wardrobe :)

    Hannah xx

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  37. I love both, but am definitely drawn more to the pastels, so pretty! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  38. I love both, but if I've taken anything away from this post it's that I need to own those mint shorts. Love!

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?
    let me know I'll follow back for sure
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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    1. Thanks, I'll check out your blog now xx

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  40. I usually go for bright colors, so this spring I would love to try pastels more! Especially mint and lavender!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  41. I love them both but I think I'm slightly more inclined towards the pastels. Tough call though! Great post :)

    Following now! I'd love it if you'd follow back!

    http://lookofcataclysm.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww thanks so much, I'll check out your blog :) x

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  42. what a great post! brights are awesome but I think pastels are so much more pretty and delicate!

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  43. I am a pastel clothes addicted but I like bright wear too
    you have a lovelt blog and I am new follower :)
    thanks to visit me

    Pretty To Be Happy

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  44. thank you so much for visiting my blog, your's so cute! I def follow you

    G <<3 new post

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  45. I'm a pastel girl as well! My style is pretty girly so I tend to gravitate more towards those kinds of colors. I think bright colors are so much fun though! Great post! :) <3
    xx, Siri
    Siri's Life 
    Siri's Life on YouTube 

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    1. Thanks Siri! And yeah me too, I love the cut collars that you find on pastel clothes as well! xx

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  46. Ooooh I would usually be a pastel fan, but I'm feeling brights this year! Especially the Motel Rocks red playsuit :)

    Lana, xo
    fashionfake.blogspot.com

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    1. I have the black one and love it, so tempted to pick up the red as well lol! xo

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  47. Thanks for your kind visit, have an awesome day!

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  48. Petite préférence pour le pastel :)
    Bisous
    Yu'

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  49. I like both trends a lot, to me the key is how to style them. I feel the less we mix them with neutrals (specially black) the purest they will be. Great post :) An by the way your Spanish is quite good!

    www.graceintemporelle.com

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    1. Haha aww thanks Natalia, I look some lessons, I love the language, would love to be fluent! :) x

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  50. I'm more a pastel girl, 'cause I really love everything from your collage :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  51. I think I wear more brights, but I prefer pastels. That lilac pair of shoes and that lemon skirt are to die for!

    P.S. Wanna follow each other on bloglovin?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    1. I love the lemon skirt :) I'm already following you I think! x

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  52. ohhh how i want that yellow skirt!! don't forget to earn daily entries in my I ♥ Makeup giveaway :)

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  53. I love the pastels, they're just so pretty (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Thanks for your sweet comment by my blog! Do you want to follow each other? just let me know! see you soon and kisses

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  55. defiantly pastels! I say that neons should stay in the summer season!

    Mind taking a second to check out my blog? I love feedback :)
    www.rosewaterreflections.blogspot.ca
    xx

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  56. I'm a brights girl mostly because pastels don't work with my skin and hair color. Go with what works for you and makes you feel great:)

    When Mine Became Ours

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  57. I love the pastel shorts :) x

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  58. Thank you so much for your comment!

    Bright colours are for me! Maybe it's because of my skin tone? but I find pastels stand out more on me thus I only wear them on an extra confident day. I love that bright yellow dress xx

    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com
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    1. No problem! I really want to embrace brights more :) xx

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  59. I'm a pastel girl myself,
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog it meant so much <3
    Laura - shimmerofpink.blogspot.com xx

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  60. I'm definitely a pastels girl! The lemon skirt is absolutely gorgeous :) xxx

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  61. Ahh I love them both! Such nice pieces in both collections.
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. Last summer I was definitely a pastels girl, pastels everywhere! But this year I'm absolutely loving brights, Topshop have so many amazing neon bags and jewellery at the moment!

    Kerry x

    fashionandflame.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the jewellery in Topshop, they have some amazing statement pieces! x

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  63. Pastels <3

    Pastels dresses and shoes - lovely

    www.classicorcool.com

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  64. Aw I want everything, I love both categories! So beautiful, everything!

    www.studdedkisses.com

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    1. Can't wait for the weather that matches the clothes! x

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  65. Really cool post!

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    MAUD FERRON
    www.facebook.com/leblogdemaudferron

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  66. I like both pastels and brights, depending on my mood - but I'm agreed on the red lipstick! Can't live without it haha...

    hollyamberrio.blogspot.co.uk :)
    xx

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  67. love the skirt off the pastel bit and satual off the brights
    thanks for you cute comment on my blog hope you will visit again soon!
    smozzy
    xxx
    http://youonlyliveonceenjoyit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  68. Definitely a Pastel girl, although I'm starting to love brights more and more! I love those pastel blue shorts though:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  69. Absolutely love both looks but I have to say I'm having a bit of a love affair with pastels at the moment! They're just perfect for Spring and make any outfit look that little bit more "pretty" :)

    Eve xxx

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  70. I just love the shoes in both of these!


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  71. You know, I like both! I think pastel and brights call for different occasions. But I do think you can wear brights even in Winter more so than pastels. Just my thoughts tho! xo

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  72. Pastel always wins for me, I think brights will being to fade out this year :)

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

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  73. I love pastels, especially nude shades :)
    Nice blog! Following you now =D
    Do visit me at http://purple-rain-fashion.blogspot.in/
    xxx

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  74. Definitely a "Pastel" girl. Dont think I've be got the confidence to carry of the brighter palette, May be one day.

    www.naajronaslifestyle.blogspot.com

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