Here’s why spring’s soft tones do not have to mean soppy designs

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SWEETEN up your wardrobe with a sprinkling of sorbet shades this spring.

The High Street is full of pastel-coloured pieces – but  their soft tones do not have to mean  soppy designs.

 The High Street is full of pastel-coloured pieces – but  their soft tones do not have to mean  soppy designs.Getty – Contributor The High Street is full of pastel-coloured pieces – but  their soft tones do not have to mean  soppy designs.

Wear the trend the chic and fuss-free  way, by  choosing tailored shapes and simple designs. Here, fashion editor GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS shows you how to wear this season’s candy colours without getting a toothache.

Hair and make-up by Bella Jones using products by Unite hair care and Bobbi Brown

 Tip: Lilac is THE colour of the ­season. Wearing it with grey pieces will complement the sugary shadeThe Sun Tip: Lilac is THE colour of the ­season. Wearing it with grey pieces will complement the sugary shade

  • Grey duster coat, £69, Topshop – buy now
  • Grey shirt, £8, Primark
  • Lilac trousers, £39.99, Zara  – buy now
  • Heels,  £29.50, M&S
  • Bag,  £15.99, New Look – buy now

 Tip: The classic check pattern has had a makeover. This jacket is an easy summer cover-up for the not-so-great British weatherThe Sun Tip: The classic check pattern has had a makeover. This jacket is an easy summer cover-up for the not-so-great British weather

  • Check coat, £69.99, Zara – buy now
  • Jeans, £36, Miss Selfridge

 Tip: A simple summer dress that you can throw on and go will become your wardrobe staple. We love this pale pink style from ­TopshopThe Sun Tip: A simple summer dress that you can throw on and go will become your wardrobe staple. We love this pale pink style from ­Topshop

  • Pink denim dress, £49, Topshop – buy now
  • Earrings, £20,  A Weathered Penny – buy now

 Tip: Suit up and look smart, or casual, with this pale pink two-piece. Dress down with trainers or make it office-appropriate by teaming with heelsThe Sun Tip: Suit up and look smart, or casual, with this pale pink two-piece. Dress down with trainers or make it office-appropriate by teaming with heels

  • Trench coat, £89, M&S – buy now
  • Pink blazer, £55, and trousers, £32, both Topshop – buy now
  • Socks, £3, asos.com – buy now
  • White loafers, £22.99, New Look – buy now

 Tip: Vanilla doesn’t have to be ­boring. Wear pale shades top-to-toe for a classic look – just stay away from any colourful foodsThe Sun Tip: Vanilla doesn’t have to be ­boring. Wear pale shades top-to-toe for a classic look – just stay away from any colourful foods

  • Cream T-shirt, £29.50, M&S – buy now
  • Skirt, £29.99, and sunglasses, £15.99, both Zara – buy now
  • Shoes, £64, Office – buy now



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