Hands down, pastel colours are one of my absolute favourite colour schemes. I find these colours to be soft yet bold, elegant yet playful at the same time. Having said this, however, I have to admit that it took me a while to get used to wearing pastels because I found it a hassle to mix them. Do the colours even match? Do these pastel-coloured shoe look out of place? Do I look too much like a princess? After trial-and-error (and also looking at how other people mix their pastels), I’ve come up with a four-way solution that perhaps you would find useful if you’ve ever had doubts with this family of colour.

Hijabi Tips for Mixing Pastel Colours

  1. Monochrome

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Go monochrome by mixing different clothing parts of the same/similar colour, but of varying shades. Perhaps a darker blue top along with a baby blue jeans, paired with a hijab of a hue of blue that lies somewhere in between. Invert, reverse and do whatever you want with the combination. But be wary of overdoing it – limit the number of pieces in your outfit of the same to 3, and like in the photo below, accessorise with a different coloured outerwear or of pair of shoes.

  1. Colour-blocking

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Pastel colours look great together, so don’t be afraid to mix and match! Let your imagination go wild, but once again, do not overdo yourself. I would suggest keeping the number of colours in your outfit to a maximum of 3. Use the colour wheel as a guide to choose the colours that best complement each other. In the colour wheel below, the colours on opposite sides are complementary to each other.

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  1. Mix pastels with brighter colours

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Be adventurous and try mixing pastels with brighter colours! You can either choose a complementary colour of a more striking tone, or a like in the photo below, select a non-pastel scarf and pair of shoes to match with your pastel-coloured skirt. Adding brighter colours to the outfit adds a tinge of edginess to it, don’t you think?

  1. Mix pastels with neutral colours

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And if you think none of the three tips above work for you, then always go back to basics – mix your pastels with a neutral colour, such as white or black. Pastels go especially well with grey and shades of brown.

In a nutshell, creativity and simplicity are key to mixing pastels. What other tips do you have?