“The colour-blocking trend in candy colours has emerged as one of the hottest trends. From bags to scarves to outfits, you can bring back all the playful flavors of your childhood added to all the boldness of the present. This summer alert is surely bringing back retro and popping out as an iconic style mantra,” says designer Prreeti Jaiin Nainutia from Nirmooha.
Designers suggest that breaking the pastel hue with a contrasting neutral one such as teal or mustard can be a great idea. “Candy colours are best to beat the summer heat. A soft pastel palette brings a fresh lightness to your summer wardrobe and is a great alternative to ivory and whites. They have a sweet retro appeal, which we love and we have incorporated the same in the form of candy stripes. Think of bold solid stripes, graphic patterns, or even checks in such a dessert palette! Break this pastel-ness with a contrasting neutral such as teal blue, indigo, brown, or mustard. This contrast will bring out the pastels better,” says designer Sonam Modi from SVA Couture.
Styling these colour-blocked outfits can be tricky, designer Aniket Satam suggests ways to ace the trend. “One can team and layer solid pastel shades such as rose milk pink, butterscotch, peach, aqua, andlLaguna green in fun patterns such as cool geometric graphics, checks, etc. Offset this trend with summery white to complete this comfy yet cute summer-friendly trend. One can also channel this trend by adding pastel colour blocks in form of accessories along with an all-white summer ensemble,” he says.