The sugary hues we love for summer can brighten up chillier months, too.
We often assume lighter, pastel shades are to be kept firmly in the realms of spring/summer territory only, but what if we were to tell you winter pastels are a thing?
You may instantly think of linen fabrics, floaty dresses and summery sandals, but think again. We’re talking cosy knitwear, puffer coats, tailoring and layers all in sorbet hues or strawberry, pistachio, lemon and mint.
There’s a whole host of ways you can incorporate pastels into your wardrobe to instantly lift any outfit, and we’ll let some of the stylish street stylers show you how. Here, we show you five fail-safe ways to wear pastels for winter.
1) Trouser suit
The suit is an instant win, and there’s a key to ensure it works for winter – simply add a roll neck knit underneath to make it equal parts stylish and cosy. Try wearing a clashing colour with the & Other Stories and Asos Curve styles below for sartorial perfection.
& Other Stories suit
Opt for a flattering belted blazer and you won’t look back. Whether you belt it over a roll neck jumper or leave it loose over a shirt, wear it with the matching trousers to create a sleek suit.
Shop belted tailored blazer jacket at & Other Stories, £95
Asos Curve suit
Lift your winter looks with peachy hues. This sleek blazer and trousers co-ord will look so good with tonal shades of beige, tan and cream.
Shop Asos Curve tailored suit blazer at Asos, £35
2) Puffer coat
The duvet coat has reached cult status this winter. Perfect for cold weather walks, the puffer coat gives a nostalgic 90s edge to any look. The fact they’re also the cosiest coat around also helps to raise the bar in the coat stakes.
H&M puffer jacket
Add a minty fresh hit to your outfits with this handy hooded style made from recycled polyester. Imagine it with light wash jeans, trainers and a baguette bag.
Shop quilted puffer jacket at H&M, £34.99
Ganni puffer jacket
Super cosy, pockets for snacks and a weather-proof hood. This Ganni jacket is one you’ll be proud to show off every winter – try it out with a printed mini skirt and knee-high boots.
Shop Ganni heavy tech coat at 24S, £375
3) Cosy jumper
Whether you opt for a a fun, endorphin-boosting slogan jumper, a cut-out style to take you one step closer to spring or classic cashmere – make sure it’s super cosy. Wool fabrics, and oversized silhouettes perfect for layering pastel colours are an easy way to obtain this.
Wales Bonner jumper
Pastels doesn’t have to mean block colours. Mix it up with prints and patterns in deeper shades – this Wales Bonner knit will be so good with linen trousers when it gets warmer.
Shop Wales Bonner striped wool sweater at Browns, £525
Puff-sleeves are a way to make a big statement this winter, with minimal effort. You’ll be able to wear this style over a roll neck top for now. For spring? Switch to a mini skirt and boots.
Shop balloon-sleeve jumper at Arket, £69
4) Leather cover-up
The leather jacket as we know has taken a backseat for now. Instead, opt for a sleeker, more tailored style in the form of blazers, overshirts and trench coats. Faux and vegan leather styles are also reigning supreme from the likes of Nanushka and Sundarbay.
Up your blazer game with this vegan leather style from Instagram-favourite, Sundarbay. You can also get the look in a sleek trench coat version, too.
Shop vegan leather grandad blazer at Sundarbay, £229
Nanushka trench coat
Nanushka is a go-to when it comes to great vegan leather iterations. This dream trench coat will be a winner across all seasons, for years to come.
Shop Amal trench coat at Nanushka, £845
5) Long dress
From a midi to a maxi – during colder months, our necklines go north as our hemlines head south. Add layers on top such as blazers and puffer coats and, if you want to stay cosy underneath, knee-high boots are a winter hero accessory.
If you opt for a higher hemline with a midi dress, go for a high neck style to keep it seasonal in winter. Style this lilac beauty with chunky stomper boots and a knit vest.
Shop plush midi dress at Zara, £27.99
Warehouse knit dress
The knitted dress is a staple from this season through to next. Get a collared style in pastel blue to tick off multiple trends in one perfect package.
Shop knitted rib collar dress at Warehouse, £74.25
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