1. Mix with darker colours
For example a dark jacket or shrug and pumps with a pastel skater dress.
2. Add Denim
Even better add denim to give the outfit more edge.
A pale pink tee worn with matching pumps is less sugary sweet if worn with jeans.
3. Keep to one piece per outfit
Wearing head to toe pale colours can make you feel washed out. Keep to one piece per outfit to balance this out. A pastel jacket worn over a darker shift dress can look great.
The trick to wearing pastels is to break them up with darker colours and accessories. Pretty scarves are always handy to for chilly evenings, and to brighten an outfit.