Left to Right: Diesel, Preen, Sportmax, Calvin Klein Collection, Oscar de la Renta, Jaeger London, Lanvin, D&G. Source
It seems the way to dress your pastels for 2012 is with edge in mind. Pastels are faded and in less sickly shades of rose, lemon, icy blue and ivy green teamed with smoky eyes.
The highstreet is also showcasing its take on alternative pastels. Topshop recommends geometric tunics and tie-dyed dresses.
This peachy coloured dress is a great alternative if head to toe pastel is not your cup of tea (whose is?). The tie-dyed twist on the dress gives it the extra oomph, as its so simple accessories would be your best friend. I adore this mohair jumper as it is both bang on trend and - a jumper! It fits the edgy pastel aesthetic with the thinner yarns around the shoulders, giving it a worn appearance. I could see it paired with leather look trousers or shorts. The final tunic is brilliant if you cant decide which pastel shade to go for and I love that added tribal feel.
So I hope you wont completely pass on the pastel trend this Spring, you might be surprised how easily you can integrate pastel pieces into your wardrobe - no matter what style you have.