Picture perfect, ultra feminine pastels are in full bloom this spring per some of the hottest runways in the world (Paris, in particular).

The key sartorial trend to note is that these are far from being dull washed out pastels; rather they are candy-like vibrant hues. Many designers have either color blocked two shades or experimented in chromatics from the same family to produce breathtaking results.

Pastels to rave about are light jade in the mint family, emerald and fresh greens, blush pinks, oceanic blues, citrus yellows, and soft lilacs. The beauty of living in Florida is that you can go from work to resort mode in seconds. We could not resist picking our own rendition of this candy buffet to help you add more joie de vivre to your closet.

Lela Rose pleated floral trousers and sunflower yellow jacket.

We don’t mind having these blues! This unusual partnership of blue and yellow only pushes the envelope further. You’ll earn props for taking the risk.

Slim degrade jeans in "Papaya" by Stella McCartney.

We love the chromatic drama going from white to dull orange and amplifying to tangerine.

Alice + Olivia candy cuff shorts in "Neon Blush."

You’ll always be pretty in pink with these shorts. Throw in a blazer and a necklace, and you can wear these for the much-needed Friday dinner with the girls.

Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Pintucked Shirtdress.

Pin tuck is such a classic style; notice how the relaxed silhouette breaks all the rules and how the lilac complements that rebellion.

Forever 21 open-front, pointed hem blazer with notched lapels.

You’ll make the cut and it will give you such a power trip. You’ll be the icing on the cake at that coveted bake sale.

Mint green sateen leggings by Express.

Bring on Friday dressing. Pair these with a black blazer and cutout platforms and you’ll add a breath of fresh air in a sea of cubicles.

About Jo:

Jyoti “Jo” Peswani is a fashion maven. As a Chanel-obsessed, published fashion and lifestyle journalist, she definitely has a nose for everyday style. In addition to being an award-winning copy girl, Jo runs her own marketing and writing consultancy, The Idea Is {In}. Jo currently curates her inspirations, observations and ideas on her recently launched blog www.theideaisin.com/blog. She’s a strong advocate of living (and dressing) creatively and takes great pleasure in denying the existence of “the box.”