Pastel Dream

As temperatures drop to a muted cool, one trend stands out amongst the crowd: winter pastels. For Fall/Winter 2013, the subdued, candy-coated colours are fashioned into coveted wool jumpers, desirable separates, pristine, cream overcoats and luxe leathers. Evoking a serene dream, polished pastels are the must-have investment for the autumn season.

Shot in Shanghai’s beautifully nostalgic French Concession, Nicole Warne – Aussie-born style star and founder of lifestyle site Gary Pepper Girl – takes the winter pastel trend to the city’s charming streets and shares her style tips.

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“A beautiful wool cape is a modern twist on a timeless piece. Update your white pieces like this wool cape or winter coat by adding some colourful accessories like a pastel clutch, pair of heels or soft shade of lipstick.”

Lane Crawford Pastel Dream

“Invest in classic pieces in neutral colours like black, white or grey to ensure that it will last you season after season. Neutral colours are transseasonal and timeless, allowing you to be more playful by adding a chunky knit in winter, printed blouse in spring or backless halter neck top in summer.”

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“I love mixing different shades of colours together to create a bright and bold look. Why not try one of summer’s hottest trends – colour-blocking – for winter by mixing different shades of pretty pastels together. I always keep my colour-blocking to a three colour limit.”

See more of Nicole Warne’s picks here.

This article is contributed by Lane Crawford, Hong Kong’s leading speciality store. Lane Crawford now ships internationally. Shop here.

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