Spring is in full swing which means pastels are back, and they are everywhere! This season is all about ‘gelato hues’, think lemon sorbet layers, pistachio accents and the triumphant return of lilac. Joking aside, the more your outfit resembles a tub of Neapolitan Ice-cream – the better!

These soft romantic hues have dominated the catwalk, from the creamy tones at Celine, to powerful pinks at Preen – we’re certain that pastels are the way forward for Summer 2018! It might not seem like a ground-breaking trend, after all, spring and pastels go together like gin and tonic, right? Naivety gets you nowhere in the fashion industry, this season we’re seeing a refreshing new take on the classic pastel tones. It’s all about clashing colour combinations and layering up different pieces to create a mix ‘n’ match look.

The key to nailing this trend is creating outrageous combinations, that look effortlessly cool. In case you’re still not convinced, we’ve worked with Ann’s Cottage to pull together some key pieces that can help you to embrace this season’s must-have trend.

Add a little pastel pink to make the boys wink, with a cute sweatshirt like this Vans ‘Open Road’ design. An easy-to-wear pullover is a summer essential, especially in the cooler British summers. Rock the look with a classic pair of jeans, or white denim cut-offs for the ultimate casual daytime look.

To achieve pastel perfection, try mismatching a zip-up hoody with a contrasting slouchy fit tee. Peachy pink and mint shades pair together to create a dreamy aesthetic, that’s perfect for a beach walk. Roxy has got this look owned with their ‘Pop-surf B’ t’s and ‘Trippin’ hoodie. You can wear them together, or as separates for a less intense look.

This season, the pastel trend has progressed to cover footwear, accessories, and even hair colours! Whilst we can’t give you much advice on hair, we do have some fab footwear suggestions that will help you incorporate those oh-so-stylish gelato hues head-to-toe (literally).

Luckily, Vans are a step ahead of the game when it comes to their footwear selection with a whole collection of pastel shoes to pick from. Whether it’s baby blue, fresh mint green, or the white chequered classics, Vans has your back! Our fave are these old school leathers – the cool blue tone adds a contemporary twist to the traditional trainer style, perfect for a sunny day!

This season make a bold statement by clashing subtle hues and piling up your pastels to fully embrace this season’s hottest trend!