Ice Cream Pastels!

Did you know that in America, July is National Ice Cream month? I LOVE ice cream. I don’t eat it often, because when I open a tub, I can’t stop!

Pistachio, mint choc chip, strawberry, peach melba, raspberry ripple, vanilla, cream…wait a minute, is this ice cream I’m describing or the ice cream pastels in my wardrobe?!

Pastels have been a big trend this year (and are set to continue as a trend into autumn/winter), so inspired by the USA\s National ice cream month, and because it’s my birthday today – and ice cream must feature somewhere – here’s a whole load of gorgeous ice cream pastels to see out summer in. And wearing your ice cream pastels is a lot easier on the waistline!

Pastel pink reminds me of creamy strawberry ice cream. Mix it up with a cute ice cream pastels print T-shirt. Add a fun ice cream themed charm bracelet!

ice cream pastels four Clockwise, from top left: Maxi skirt, £14.99, New Look, bodycon dress, £19.99, ice-cream print crop t-shirt, £7.99, both H&M, green blouse, £25 (was £39), JOY, ice cream charm bracelet, £6, Claire’s Accessories

Mix up your ice cream pastels – vanilla yellow or cream top, mint bottom, and a bag with studs that are reminiscent of ice cream sprinkles to top it off!

ice cream pastels oneClockweise, from top left: Mint skort, £17.99, New Look, yellow T-shirt, £14.95, GAP, cream crochet top, £17.99, New Look, pastel studded bag, £59 (was £85), French Connection, peach pumps, £7.99, H&M

FrostFrech’s ice-cream cone swimsuit is fun. Just don’t drop the real thing!

ice cream pastels twoClockwise, from top left: Drop waist dress, £33 (was £110), French Connection, lace skirt, £7.99, H&M, swimsuit, £28 (was £35), Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, pink shoes, £22.99, New Look, yellow lace insert vest, £7.99, H&M

Gorgeous creamy vanilla shades, mixed with light peach and pink are perfect ice cream pastels for summer – on the beach, at a wedding, at the bar.

ice cream pastels fiveClockwise, from top left: Vanilla playsuit, £19.99, H&M, peach embellished kimono, £34.99, New Look, ice-cream bikini top, £21.20 (was £26.50), matching bottoms, £13.20 (were £16.50), Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, striped T-shirt, £14.95, GAP, lace bandeau top, £7.99, H&M

A simple mint slip dress, and a pair of ice cream cone earrings is a simple, summery ice cream pastels look.

ice cream pastels threeClockwise, from top left: Ice cream print vest, £7.99, pink midi skirt, £24.99, mint dress, £9.99, all H&M, ice cream earrings, £4.50, Claire’s Accessories, lemon pencil skirt, £14.99, New Look

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

Pretty Pastels summer wedding fashion

One day we’re colour blocking, the next it’s all pretty pastels here on the Ocean Terminal blog. That’s how we roll!

If bold and bright is not your thing, how about subtle pastels – perfect for a summer wedding.

Baby blue, mint green, pale pink and lemon yellow are the four key pastel shads to look for. Mix them up for perfect pastel style head to toe, or wear one pastel head to toe – just be careful your shades match.

Gorgeous mint green is beautiful on redheads, blondes and brunettes – perfectly flattering to pale and olive skin tones alike, it’s a winning pastel.

Mint green pastel fashion wedding fashionWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): One shoulder chiffon dress, £34.99, H&M, mint bag, £30, Call Me Spring @ Debenhams, mint jersey dress, £7.99, H&M, green patent shoes, £??, Schuh, mint jacket, £35, BHS

Pretty pastel lemon is a lovely, fresh summer colour – much easier to wear than bold yellow.

Pastel Yellow Fashion Wedding FashionWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Lemon shell top, £7.99, New Look, pencil skirt, £14.99, H&M, cut-out detail top, £35, Warehouse @ Debenhams, flowing front jacket, £19.99, New Look, yellow shoes, £60, Faith @ Debenhams

Pale pink is a perennial favourite at weddings – be careful not to look too cutesy in pale pink! Try slightly duskier shades, as opposed to true baby pale pinks.

Pink Pastel Fashion Wedding FashionWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Crochet trim cardigan, £19.99, New Look, pink dress, £29.99, pink silk top, £29.99, both H&M, pink hat, £75, Hat Box @ Debenhams, pink clutch bag, £10, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Finally, baby blue is a lovely colour, but can be cold. Try mixing it up with some lavender or lilac for a warmer, pretty pastel look, or using textures and patterns to break it up.

Blue Pastel Fashion Wedding FashionWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Prom dress, £38, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, striped clutch bag, £35, Faith @ Debenhams, blue floral detail dress, £150, Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, blue lace trimmed playsuit, £tbc, Debenhams, striped shoes, £75, Faith @ Debenhams

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions