Pastels Spring 2010 runway Burberry Prorsum Chanel Haute Couture BCBG Max Azria

Pastels on the Spring 2010 runway: Burberry Prorsum (left), Chanel Haute Couture (center) and BCBG Max Azria (right). Photos: Getty Images | AFP/Getty Images| Getty Images for BCBG Max Azria

Easter may mean dying eggs and going to church with your family. Or just a great excuse to gorge on marshmallow Peeps. Whatever your religious persuasion, this spring holiday presents the perfect opportunity to try out one of the season's biggest color trends: pastels. The spring runways replaced in-your-face neon and graphic colorblocking with subtle neutrals and Easter egg shades of ice blue, pale pink and lavender .

For this week's installment of The Weekender, we've put together an Easter brunch look, channeling spring's softer hues and topped it off with a grown-up take on an Easter basket. (One is never too old for a little bunny business.)

Style tips:

  • If you're worried about skewing too girly, opt for pastel pieces in menswear-inspired or body-skimming shapes. In this case we offset the light ruffles of this pale mandarin BCBG blouse with a boxier pearl gray TopShop vest (a go-to wardrobe piece for this season) and a curve-hugging James Perse skirt.
  • Another way to pull off softer hues is to pair them with pops of more intense color. Charlotte Ronson added a rocker edge to her pastel pieces with black accents and BCBG did the same with small hints of neon.

See what other fashionable trends are grabbing our attention this season.