You’ve probably heard this already – Lavender is the new millennial pink and it’s the unofficial colour of spring/the wet season. The colour started creeping up on us last autumn, and has gained steam on the runways and on the global street style scene.
As a lifelong fan of pastels (Hint: A Million Pinks), I was super excited when I first saw this shade make headlines last year. To me it is unfussy, feminine and fresh, but for most people it’s as hard to wear as is much touted Pantone sibling, ultraviolet.
To help with this style conundrum, we’re stealing styling cues from fashionable influencers like Stella Uzo of J’AdoreFashion and Titilola Sogunro of Titi’s Passion and bringing you some of the chicest lavender pieces to shop. Scroll to see how to effortlessly incorporate lavender, the new colour of the season into your daily outfits now.
How To Wear Lavender: The Dress
A lavender dress is sure to make a strong style statement, and is a great one-and-done piece if you aren’t up to wearing separates. Elevate the outfit with nude accents like Stella did, or up the feminine quotient with delicate gold jewelry and accessories. Or alternatively take it into much bolder territory in a print or textured version like this tiered Needle & Thread dress. If you’re in colder climes, layer your dress with matching or contrasting cold-weather layers to add more interest to your look.
How To Wear Lavender: Separates
The softer hue is a great ultra feminine option for separates, as you can make it the focus of your outfit and it mixes well with almost all colours on the pastel colour wheel. Think pale blues, greens and pinks, nudes and neutrals.
How To Wear Lavender: Jewelry & Accessories
If you’re not entirely sure about the colour, you can make a subtle nod to the trend by upping your accessories game in lavender – think lavender tinted sunnies, metallic lavender accessories can also be a super fun addition to your look.
How do you wear the Lavender trend? Let us know in the comments!