Inspiration: Spring 2012 Pastels {Delicate soft shades}


Welcome to a new week, here’s hoping it’s a fab one.

Today I wanted to share a much softer and delicate bridal inspiration palette than those I’ve been featuring so far this year. As Spring 2012 marks the return of a fashion favourite, chalky pastels.

These saccharine shades have become the new sophisticate color palette, thanks to top designers such as Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Jil Sander. The runways were a feast for the eyes with gowns in pale pinks, yellows, greens and blues wafting down the runway, all in delicate and floaty chiffon layers, with floral applique detailing, lace collare and even a few feathers thrown into the mix to add the the soft and pretty vibe.

Image Credits: 1. Pastel Dress Azzaro Spring 2012 2. Pastel Flower Crown By delinion
3. Pastel Houses 4. Pastel Balloons 5. Pastel Flowers 6. Pastel Location
7. Pastel Beauty  8. Pastel Fairground 9. Pastel Meringues via Easy Baked
10. Pastel Beach Huts By Clarissa Debenham

I do hope you like the pretty pastel-ness that’s gracing the pages of Pocketful of Dreams today as I am going to be bringing you a whole host of features this week where pretty delicate tones are used. With a LookBook coming right up this afternoon as well as a gorgeous wedding tomorrow, you won’t want to miss it.

Michelle xx

Tweet thisShare on FacebookPin itStumbleGoogle +


  1. Beautiful inspiration Michelle! Can’t wait to see more throughout the week!!
    Catharine x

  2. This is one of the prettiest inspiration boards I have seen! Seriously love pastels and the balloons are gorgeous! :)

  3. Thanks ladies, I must say this one is making me want to reach for the nearest sugary treat I can lay my hands on. xx

  4. Love the pastels in this board! This is probably the first pastel board I’ve seen that looks fashion forward and doesn’t make me think easter egg hunt. You may have just opened up a whole new world of possible color schemes to me!! :)

    • Hi Brit, thanks for the lovely comments, so teu pastels can look a little easter-egg if not used right and I’m totally not really a pretty, fluffy kind of girl. I suppose that reflects in the content I feature on the blog. I do always try to take an inspiration and add a little of my own flair to it so I’m really pleased you think it’s more of a fashion-forward look.

      Have a fab day xx

  5. [...] not only a great way of adding a little pastel colour to your proceedings, remember Monday’s pastel wedding mood board? But also a super-easy DIY idea you can try out at home, not to mention a rather economical way of [...]