Pastel Power – Men’s Fashion for 2014 Lauren April 11, 2014 FASHION Pastels are everywhere this spring, yet many men are reluctant to try out the washed out palette. There is always a risk of appearing pale or getting it wrong, meaning guys are far less likely to steer clear of their usual colours and try something that is on trend. Pastels are perfect for spring; they lead to the primary colours of the summer and help you to gradually get away from the dullness of the depressing winter. So before you decide to avoid pastels all together read on and discover why you need to add them to your wardrobe. Easy to Wear Pastels aren’t only for girls. The relaxing and attractive tones have been seen all over the spring and summer runways from the leading designers, and now it’s your turn to join in. Unlike many of the fashions hitting the high street, pastels are really user friendly. They are easy to wear regardless of your age and the style of clothes you prefer. The only problem is the risk of looking pale; pastels do work much better if you have a bit of colour to your face but don’t let that stop you. There’s no need to apply any fake tan, perhaps letting your beard grow out a little will be enough. The One Golden Rule The last thing you want is to look like a walking talking bowl of Neapolitan ice cream. Avoid this look by sticking to the golden rule, wear only one piece of pastel at a time, do not mix and match. The easiest way of sticking to this rule is by wearing some well-cut jeans from http://www.thackerays.co.uk and teaming them with a pastel T-shirt or jacket. Wearing darker colours on the bottom half and lighter on the top is certainly a smarter look than wearing pastels on the bottom half. Gearing Up for the Summer There’s no need to go out and fill up your wardrobe with a variety of pastel coloured T-shirts from the Hugo Boss menswear collection. One or two pieces should suffice. Summer is on its way and before you know it you’ll be back into those brighter colours ready to soak up the summer sun. Pick a couple of colours for the spring that you’re going to be most comfortable with. If you don’t like the idea of wearing pink, choose the greens or the blues, there’s plenty of choice for you. Sticking to the Classics for the Fearful If you’re reluctant to go for pastels this year, the best option is to stick to a classic white T-shirt to wear with your tapered jeans. At the end of the day you can’t go wrong with white and it still has a classic spring feel to it, helping you to prepare yourself for some fine weather. Finally, treat yourself to a lightweight lined jacket, it’s still not too warm out there, and invest in some decent footwear and there will be no stopping you.