Get the Look: Pastec (Pastels + Aztec)

Every summer without fail an influx of tribal patterns and aztec pieces hit high street stores ready for your summer wardrobe. While there’s nothing wrong with embracing those trends, it always a girl’s prerogative to change up her wardrobe, and try out new looks year on year. That’s why this year I’m loving that the humble aztec print, synonymous with summer dressing and holiday wardrobes everywhere is having a pastel revamp. That’s right, this year it’s all about pastec, not only working this year’s must have pastel hues, but also rocking a statement aztec print too. Sound daunting? Never fear, I’ve picked out the best high street pieces to add a pastec injection into your wardrobe. From pieces easy to pair with your favourite jeans to more daring ‘go-for-it’ garments, consider this your affordable guide to this season’s mini trend.

First up it’s a cheap and cheerful top from New Look that’s perfect for dipping your toe into the pastec trend. For only £9.99 this cutesy top is great for layering and nice and simple for a day when you want to just throw something over your favourite cut offs or jeans. These soft shades are great with denim so a denim shirt as a jacket will definitely give this look a bit of an edge.

On rainy British days, or summer evenings when the temperature drops, your style credentials shouldn’t go out of the window. Instead, throw this pastec jumper over your summer ensemble to keep you warm and snug. It’s perfect for an evening hanging out at the beach or those long summer nights barbecuing the night away in the garden. At £16.99 it’s a great bargain and being oversized it’s made for ultimate comfort.

If it’s a cute top for mixing and matching you’re after, this bralet from Missguided is great to add some fun to your poolside or beach outfits. Complete with cute bow detailing at the back, for only £12.99 this bralet will see you through summer with a multitude of outfits.

Shorts are an ultimate summer staple, so let yours stand out this year, with these gorgeous aztec print Topshop shorts, £22. Perfect for pairing with your flip flops and a basic tee, these shorts are easy to mix and match with existing items from your wardrobe. When the sun’s gone in team these with heels and your favourite evening top for a night out.

For a fun yet casual look, this gorgeous pastec skirt from Missguided is a great buy. I’d team this with my converse, a sloppy tee and a neutral blazer for a day out shopping or meeting friends. Easily adaptable to be more formal or ‘dressy’ this is one skirt that will really pay off as an investment. It’ll look just as great with a smart top and a fabulous pair of wedges and for £12.99 you can’t argue with that.

Lastly it’s a cute Motel dress that again is perfectly adaptable for day and night, or a transition into both. Wear this with flats for day with your favourite blazer over the top and ditch the blazer and add some killer heels for evening glam. At a reasonable £28 this statement print dress really packs a punch and is a great wardrobe addition for us girls who need a good multi-tasking garment come summer.

That’s it for today’s get the look post, and the three part pastel special, I hope you found it helpful! I’d love to know if you’ll be working pastec this summer, and if any of the pieces today caught your eye, as usual leave me a comment or tweet me with your opinions @MillieDelacoe. Until next time…

Millie x

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