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Sweet Dreams are made of the sorbet inspired colors that ruled the runways for Spring/Summer 2018 and have been showing up at stores every where in perfect time for you to update your color game and add a little sweet into your summer wardrobe at the same time.

From lemony yellow, to pistachio green, to lavender, to sky blue and powdery pink, these colors all have a feminine and ethereal quality about them. You really cannot go wrong with adding any of these pastel colors in to your mix. Here are some looks worn on celebrities, that have really nailed these colors.

What is making this trend a little different this time around is that in the past, the look may have been shown as a single item and as an accent adjacent to other colors, but this time around it is being seen as a head to toe pastel look. And, well, it looks very pretty but powerful too.
If you are still feeling like these colors are more Easter Parade vs Saturday Picnic in the Park, here are some looks from the runway to inspire you from Celine, Victoria Beckham, Hermes and most notably Preen.

I am generally a bright, saturated color loving gal myself, but somehow, I have shifted to a love of these “ice cream” shades because they feel light, airy, easy and fresh after a particularly long & dark winter, plus the depressing world politics abound. Designers have answered back, with an array of sugary tones meant to transport us to fairy tale lands. These colors have the ability to really lift your mood and put a pep in your step. Case in point, I own these pants from Zara in THE color of the season, lavender. I really cannot begin to count how many people have come up to me on the street asking where they are from.

So while we are on the subject of purple, let’s not forget that Ultra Violet is the “Pantone Color of the Year”. While that shade is much more intense than the pastels, I believe that the proximity of tone and shade has spurred the return of these colors as a great accent color but the pastels have seemed to all but stolen the show and become their own story. This also feeds into the theory that as consumers, we are truly tired of the same old same and really looking to be wowed with something new.

Written by: Patricia Klein