5 Ways to Wear Pastels With Black


Pastels for spring? They may seem obvious, but when styled together or with neutrals, airy sorbet colors can be elegant without evoking the Easter bunny. For a bolder statement, try pairing them with black. A quick survey of spring’s ad campaigns immediately suggests this trend — Dior’s baby pink silk scarves on tuxedo-clad models or Prada’s delicate pink satin paired with classic black leather bags. Black grounds these paler shades and keeps them from feeling saccharine or too try-hard. Pastels in cleaner silhouettes allow for more versatility than embellished and lace pieces. Markus Lupfer’s minty green and black striped dress is a twisted take on prep and sport while actually being wearable. Carven’s lilac biker jacket becomes a wear-with-everything piece when paired with a basic black turtleneck and Rag & Bone’s yellow crepe trouser. Click for all of that and more, in our slideshow ahead.