in the end i didn't miss out on the pastels. in fact, they are slowly incorporating into my closet, more and more of them. my favourite is still the lilac, however mint and light pink are not far behind. finally a little break from all the white i've been wearing. but to be honest, my plan A was to buy this top in white. but it was unfortunately sold out. so last week i bought this mint version instead. and i guess like it better in the end.