With rose quartz and serenity being the colors of the year and floral and feminine styles on trend, pastels are going to be big this year.

I have been enjoying wearing pastels lately and today I like to show you how to wear florals and pastels over 40 in a chic way.

Many of the pieces below are from the new Stella Carakasi collection, a brand I frequently wear as I love their well-designed clothes that often feature one of my favorite style components: asymmetry. They always offer me a choice of their new collections for me to choose from and I’m showing you the styles I like and that work for me.

How to wear florals and pastels over 40 - capri leggings and floral top | 40plusstyle.com

A favorite of their new collection is the printed Attitude is Everything tunic. I love the high-low design and the subtle prints. I’m not usually a floral girl but this top feels modern and arty enough to me for my style and it combines wonderful with the other pastels colors in the collection.

How to wear florals and pastels over 40 - floral top | 40plusstyle.com

I love the combination with the Second Nature Capri leggings  and the long camisole in serene for a summer layered look. This top is long enough to cover my bum (a requirement for me when I wear leggings) and the color combines beautifully with pastel colors of the top and capris.

I highly recommend these capri leggings by the way as I find them so versatile on holidays and on casual days. They are thick enough to even out your skin, yet stretchy and comfortable to wear. The buttons on the knees make them a lot more fun than regular leggings. I have these in white too and they get a lot of wear.

How to wear florals and pastels over 40 - floral top over wide pants | 40plusstyle.com

I also enjoyed this top over the Studio Flood pants which will be perfect for cool summer evenings. Here I used the Basic cCamisole in moonstone underneath. The fabric is soft and the model unique. You may like to size up as I found these to be tighter in the waist than I like in my regular size.

Wearing pastels and florals with soft gray | 40plusstyle.com

The top also looks good on a skirt. I could no longer find this particular skirt on the site but I really like the New Wave skirt.A white pastel skirt with floral top | 40plusstyle.com

Then there is the allure dress. I had fun wearing it but it will probably not become a personal favorite as it felt a bit too romantic and girly for my style. This dress will be perfect for an evening stroll on the beach!

A floral dress in pastel colors | 40plusstyle.com

Finally, I invite you to check out Stella’s knitted tops which are always excellent. They serve as fabulous basics but still look unique because of their unique design. This top is asymmetric and has a lovely drape on one side. Great to wear with pants or dresses.

Asymmetric skirt with pink top | 40plusstyle.com

A solid top serves as the perfect background for a statement necklace such as this wooden one that I acquired on my trip to Vancouver last year.

A statment necklace with a pink top | 40plusstyle.com

I love clothes with movement which give the perfect excuse to do a litte twirl!

Doing a swirl in pastel colors | 40plusstyle.com

Have a look at Stella’s complete Spring collection which could serve as your complete pastels capsule this spring and summer. Of course these pastels will be easy to combine with your other clothes too and you may like to get more inspiration from last week’s article on how to wear pink.

How do you feel about pastels and florals? Will you incorporate them into your wardrobe this season?

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