This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Pastel shades proved very popular back in the 80’s. Spring colors that were usually only seen once a year became popular in homes decor, fashion, make-up. Step by step they became favorite fashion trend in the ‘preppy crowd’. If you are still not ready to go full on pastels, start small with ice-cream shade accessories or individual pieces, and wear them with neutrals. If you’re not a girly-girl, choose clothing in a sugary shade that also has a masculine edge, or in a heavier material, such as a leather jacket or torn jeans. Take a look at the following 19 outfit ideas and start thinking about your pastel outfit combination. Pastels are a spring favorite every year, so make sure you follow the trend for this season – If you only try one pastel, make it lilac. It’s the standout shade this spring, and is super-flattering on most skin tones.