One of menswear’s rising stars Jsen Wintle championed pastels and muted shades of suiting on the catwalk at London fashion week SS10, as did Burberry Prorsum and elsewhere at Dior Homme and Michael Kors. The trend is a great way to add a bit of a summer lift to an outfit and it brings a new approach to classic separates such as a tailored suit jacket.
We’ve bought together some of the best pastels around, so take your pick.
This blazer brings a whole new meaning to parma violets – not just a childhood sweet but a viable shade for a piece of clothing too. Ok so this Marc Jacobs blazer is officially ‘light grey’ but from here we’re calling it parma violet. Either way with its subtle pinstripe and cropped style it’s a great alternative to your dark blazer. £365 Buy it here.
Salmon? Pink? Whatever you want to call it this Gant polo shirt is a sherbert staple that will see you right through summer and is a great work wear alternative to a shirt for a slightly more relaxed look. Keep it on trend and mix with a light pair of trousers, or you can even wear it with your brand new Marc Jacobs blazer…£55 Buy it here.
For a lighthearted look try experimenting with a pattern and sport this very fetching polka dot jersey in mint green. Pair this Paul Smith jumper with a tailored jacket to give your look a bit more of a smart edge. £115 Buy it here.
These dusty pink shorts from Reiss aren’t exactly the best choice for rolling around in the park practicing your World Cup standard skills, but they are perfect for city outings and make for a super cool work wear alternative. £59 Buy them here.