(Original story published on Monday April 6th, 2015 on Slice.ca.)
Robin’s egg blue, icy pink, frosty mint, and sweet lemonade…
You may be used to solely finding these hues in that inevitable pack of Cadbury Mini Eggs you buy yourself this time of year, but they also have the ability to lend some ladylike charm to your wear-anywhere wardrobe.
Whether you’re headed to work, the gym or an outdoor music fest, we’ve gathered some of the loveliest confection-coloured separates that are so much more fun than your standard black, grey and white options. Here are 20 ways you can enjoy these Easter egg hues well past the holiday.
Sure, the classic camel-coloured trench coat is always a great option for warmer temps, but a pale blush version? It’s an easy way to stand out from the crowd with a wardrobe staple that pairs well with just about anything. Try ASOS’s Mac With Tab Detail ($159).
Garden Party Steppers
Kick up your shoe game with a pair of pale canary yellow steppers like Zara’s Leather High Heeled Sandals with Bow ($100). We love them paired with your worn-in denim and a white blouse for a cool and feminine look for weekend brunch dates.
Picnic Party Dress
When it comes to breezy summer dresses we say you simply can’t have enough of this throw-on-and-go essential. For a ladylike option in a dreamy hue, go for Club Monaco’s Melynda Silk Dress ($199).
Breezy Festival Favourite
Paired with distressed cut-offs and this season’s knee-high gladiator sandals, Aritzia’s Wilfred Beaudry Blouse ($135) is begging to be worn to a summer music fest.
Add a sweet touch to your on- and off-duty looks with simple pastel gems, like Kate Spade’s Small Square Studs (US $38).
Flirty and feminine, lingerie in pastel hues just feels so right. We’re loving AE’s Harper Pushup Bra ($57) in chill lemonade.
Complete with floral embellishment and a whimsy sheer overlay, Ted Baker’s Findon Embellished Floral Tunic Dress (£199) is a girly-chic option for weddings, showers, and garden soirees. Keep the look equal parts sweet and cool by teaming it with sleek nude high-heeled sandals.
French Girl Essential
Keep warm through those brisk spring winds while still celebrating the season of bloom upon us with Madewell’s Fresh Drape Sweater ($72).
Garden Party Shorts
Team Joe Fresh’s Floral Short ($34) with a white shirt, denim jacket and comfy flats, and you’re ready for any brunch date, farmer’s market visit or backyard bash.
Lavender Poolside Necessity
Juicy bright swimsuits are always nice on the beach, but a pretty pastel option, like Victoria’s Secret The Flirt Bandeau and High leg Itsy (US $19 to $29) in lavender is a ladylike pick that will complement a sun-kissed glow.
Robin’s Egg Workwear Classic
Update your nine-to-five uniform with a breezy midi skirt, like Topshop’s Grid Print Bonded Midi Skirt (£55). Team it with a simple white blouse and black pumps for a classic look.
Add a pinch of colour to all of your off-duty looks this season with a great bag in a goes-with-everything pale pink shade. Our pick? Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Too Hot To Handle Textured-Leather Bucket Bag ($470).
Cloud 9 Kicks
Black and nude are always essential shades when it comes to footwear. But if you’re looking to add an unexpected element to your look, go with a classic pair in a pastel hue, like Nine West’s Associate (was $110, now $88). We love them teamed with everything from your classic cigarette trousers to your go-to LBD.
The Ultimate Summer Dress
There’s something about a pale, lightweight dress that makes us crave a sunny afternoon date in the park. And French Connection’s Ribbons Midi Dress($228) is the quintessential warm weather piece that makes us wish for just that.
Green Envy Charm
Add a healthy dose of colour to every work and after-hours look with Anthropologie’s Kerrera Pendant Necklace ($178).
We’re forever fans of a piece that can look chic at the office, and totally cool on the weekends, and J.Crew’s Regent Blazer in Linen ($210) does just that. Coming in this gorgeous pale coral, we love it teamed with oatmeal-coloured trousers at the office, and boyfriend jeans for weekend road trips.
Elegant Nine-to-Five Blouse
An easy way to add colour to your monotonous work wardrobe? A classic blouse in a pretty pastel hue, like Gap’sPleated V-Neck Tee (was $40, now $21).
Sure, black and white are always great options when it comes to a workout get-up, but day after day, it gets a little boring. Swap a few pastel numbers into the mix, like Lululemon’s What the Sport Singlet ($48), to add a little fun to your routine.
Amp up your accessory game with Shopbop’s Marc by Marc Jacobs Rebel 24 Bag ($545). Team it with a printed romper during the day and a flirty black skirt at night for the coolest ways to rock it.
Lacey, delicate number always seem to capture our attention, especially when they come in look-at-me hues. Glam up your underwear drawer with Urban Outfitters’ Kimchi Blue Lace Triangle Bra (US $16 to $18) in light green.