Dare I say it? The weather has been positively (comparatively) balmy of late. There’s blossom on the trees. I’ve bared my ankles for three days on the trot. Spring is coming and it heralds a wardrobe (and home) shift. I am sliding away from darks and into the light joyfulness of pastel hues.
(Before you even open your mouth to speak it, I must tell you I am deaf and blind to the forecast of snow this weekend. I am that person sticking her fingers in her ears, singing ‘la, la, la’ with no small degree of determination.)
You might think pastels are not for you – and I get that. But you could – dare I suggest it? – try them with navy, perhaps? Or brave them on your lower half (see the Mango trousers below). You just have to find the right pastel for you. (For instance: I ordered the now-Instafamous Sezane jumper – below – but that particular pink was not my friend.)
It’s not just my wardrobe. I’ve also been stalking bright, white, with a dash of pastel, interiors on Pinterest and Instagram (my latest obsession is @shnordic – I actually want to move into her house).
Pretty pastel inspiration is to be found all over London…
All of which is doing nothing to curb my longing for the much-hankered-after pink sofa. I am content that it is not meant to be in my current house – but maybe the next one… It’s currently my daughter’s favourite colour, so as long as I can keep her on side, I might have a chance.
Fancy shopping the look? I’ve got some ideas, just to get you started…
1. Mini faces set of candles, £30, Oliver Bonas; 2. Truffle sofa in dusty rose velvet, £2145, Loaf; 3. Pyjama shorts, £20, Biba; 4. Little Things trinket dish, £11, Oliver Bonas; 5. Toaster, £119, Smeg; 6. Coat, £329, Ted Baker; 7. Pleat detail trousers, £49.99, Mango; 8. Floral pleated dress, £79, & Other Stories; 9. Earrings, £12.99, Mango; 10. Cup, £6.99, H&M Home; 11. Set of two nested coffee tables, £151, La Redoute
Main image: The Londoner; A Style Album; Modern Floor Lamps