Over-60 Pastels: 5 Tips

Pastel colors are a spring staple, along with flowers and white pants. As we age, it's tempting to avoid these lighter, less forgiving hues.

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Every woman can wear pastels—it just depends on shade and depth

Find the correct pastel.


Start with a neutral base like a white, black, or gray pant, and then add a pastel color on top like a cozy cardigan, silk button-down

Neutrals first.


Try a pashmina or silk scarf in the bright version of your pastel to create an analogous color story

Use bright colors.


shiny silver strappy sandal, a gold clutch, or layered mixed metal jewelry" to "warm up" a pastel-forward style.

Add extras.


If in doubt, stick with one [pastel] pattern or print and style it with a muted or neutral-toned piece to balance your look

Be simple.


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