Men’s Style Tips: How to wear pastels

As the weather warms, we can’t help but think of the summer that is ahead of us. The seasonal shift influences our wardrobes, and with the introduction of two new colours in our Pastel Simply Sartorial Ribbed range – a soft Lavender and bright Coral  we believe it’s time to embrace pastel shades into your life. Not sure where to start? We have collated our favourite pieces of advice to stylishly introduce these new hues into your every day looks.

Start small

A key thing with pastel colours is subtly. If you are wearing one item of clothing in a pastel palette, it’s most likely enough. Accessories – such as socks – are a great way to introduce a little pastel into your look to test the waters.

Dress tonally

Once your confidence grows and you want to branch out, it’s important not wear too many shades at the same time. Dressing tonally (i.e. wearing colours that fall within the same ‘family’) will ensure that the different pieces of clothing in your outfit complement each other. A baby pink shirt will be the ideal pairing to the Simply Sartorial Ribbed, Coral Socks.

Three socks in pastel shades

Pay attention to fabrics

When it comes to pastels, materials such as cotton and linen are the most flattering. In part, this is due to the inherent nature of these fabrics – which are flattering on most people but also the lighter materials lend themselves to the colour palette of pastels. A bright coral pink silk shirt is much harder to pull off than its cotton counterpart. And as pastels are a great colour for warmer weather,

Incorporate some pattern

A subtle print or pattern is another great way to add some pastel colours into your wardrobe. Florals? The simple answer is yes. The Spring Floral Collection from Ilaria Urbinati x London Sock Company is a trio of pastel colours that incorporate a subtle floral design for maximum impact. Wear these with a white linen shirt and blue jeans for a crisp, cool look.

How to style the Pastel Simply Sartorial Ribbed limited edition range

The Lavender sock style is a great addition to any outfit with lighter neutrals, such as a light grey suit and a white shirt. Or, for a more casual look, try with white trainers, navy trousers and a white t shirt. The brighter coral complements darker tones. For a front-row approved outfit, why not try the Skye Blue with a black suit, black loafers and a black turtleneck? Throw on a black leather jacket for extra kudos.

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