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

Pink Trend – how to do it

Pink is one of this autumn winter’s on-trend colours. But how do you do the pink trend without looking like the sugar plum fairy, or your four-year-old daughter gone wrong? Pink can be a difficult colour to wear, but it can also be very pretty, and flattering, or full-on and in your face – in a good way!

Try and layer pink – pink skirt with a pink jumper, pink coat with a pink dress, to make the most of this pink trend. Simply throwing on a pink cardigan will not suffice! Pink shoes are a nod to the trend, but try and wear a bit more pink than just one thing to get the full fashion effect of this season’s pink trend.

Pink trend twoWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): pink sequinned cami top, £19.99, New Look, pink dress, £34.95, pink cardigan, 39.99, both H&M, pink blouse, £27.50, White Stuff, pink top, £17.99, H&M

Pink is great during the day, but can look a little, well, girlie, and not so sophisticated in the evening. You don’t want to look like you are off to your teenager’s high school prom, do you? So work the pink trend in the evening with accessories, or sophisticated frocks, ideally wth embellishment, and in bold colours, or muted shades.

Pink four

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Marios Schwab evening dress, £150, Debenhams, Coast beaded evening dress, £350, Debenhams, peplum top, £14.99, , clutch bag, £8.99, both New Look

Pink looks great in simple shapes – 1950s style skirts, with a sweater, a structured bag and some pink jewels – perfect pink trend work!

Pink trend one

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): pink plastic fabric skirt, £34.99, H&M, pink short sleeve sweater, £125, BHS, pink bodycon dress, £14.99, H&M, pink geometric earrings, £4.99, New Look, pink and gold bag, £34.99, H&M

The biggest thing about the pink trend this season is the pink coat – hard to keep clean, perhaps, but a pale pink coat this winter is the most stylish thing you could own.Pink tend threeWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): pink cable front knit, £25, BHS, pink belted coat, £70, Red Herring @ Debenhams, pink leather bag, £79.95, GAP, bright pink sweater, £50 Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, pink tube scarf, £6.99, H&M

If you really struggle with pale pink, try fuchsia – bold, bright and perfect in a coat, or a winter knit. Team it with pale pink for a full on pink trend look from head to toe, but make the pieces more edgy – trainers, a slouchy top and jeans will make this look pink, but not overly cute.

Pink trend fiveWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Pink coat, £155 Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, flatform pumps, £28, Schuh, Classics pink blouse, £16, BHS. pink butterfly top, £9.99, H&M, pink suede look courts, £19.99, 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 reductions