Finding the searing heat of Summer in Australia hard to navigate in style ?

Why not keep cool with sartorial sorbet ? Pastels were one of the key trends from SS/12 runways.

My personal favourites providing endless outfit inspiration are the easy sophisticated slouchy look of 3.1 Phillip Lim, the modern tea party look with  broderie anglaise /cut out details from Louis Vuitton and the Blade Runner meets forties lady look from Preen. Unreal !


Preen SS/12

SS/12 3.1 Phillip Lim  

SS/12 Louis Vuitton

















If you are keen to see how to do the hair from Louis Vuitton & others  – check out my blog on Buns, Chignons, Up & Lo Dos

Here are some great pastel pieces I have found for you out there – either on sale or otherwise.

Combine them & work into your wardrobe easily – just add other pastels, silver, neutrals, white or even black.

Also come and look at my Pinterest Perfect Pastels board for more shopping inspiration, pics of celebs working it  & street style pastel inspiration.


STEELEMyStyle online shopping tip

When searching on Polyvore, Shopstyle, eBay or on specific websites try combining words like pastels, sorbet, vintage – add in things like silk, linen, floral, printed, broderie anglaise, embroidered  etc in your search to cut down on the amounts of dross you find and target those gems quickly.


Equipment silk blouse $340 AUD approx


Topshop silk pants now $59AUD in sale


M Missoni silk top now $220 AUD 60% off


Witchery Linen shorts now $29.95 AUD (also in toffee)


Asos cut out blouse $40.55 AUD


Dries Van Noten now only $305 AUD- 50% off


Topshop $30 AUD approx




Equipment silk blouse at

Topshop silk pants

M Missoni silk top from - check out for some great designer bargains.

Witchery Seafoam Linen shorts

Asos cutout blouse with double collar

Dries Van Noten silk shorts at Browns Fashion

Topshop Geometric Pastel dress

and other pastels at Topshop click here