5 stylish ways to wear pastels for winter

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Harriet Davey

The pastel hues we wore all summer are here to brighten up the chillier months, too…

We all assume florals and pastels are to be kept firmly in the realms of spring/summer territory only, but what if we were to tell you along with moody florals for autumn/winter, pastels are back, too? 

We know what you’re thinking: how can you possibly wear the summery shades at this time of year?

Well, thanks to the street style stars, there’s a whole host of ways you can incorporate the hues in to your wardrobes to instantly lift any outfit. From trousers suits to midi skirts, these are the five ways to wear pastels from now, through to SS19. 

1) Trouser suit

Pink suit

The suit is an instant win, and there’s one way to wear them this winter. Team with a roll neck and ankle boots to not only keep you cosy, but suitably stylish for any occasion. 

Note: try a berry shade knit with the Zara and Tibi styles below. 

Zara pink blazer, £29.99

Zara pink trousers, £19.99

Tibi steward double breasted blazer, £590

Tibi slim fit trousers, £574

2) Cosy coat

Blue pastel coat street style

If you don’t own a super-soft fluffy coat yet, then it’s time to invest before the typically chilly Great British winter firmly sets in. Update classic options by going for pastel hues instead. They’ll surprisingly go with everything you own.

Sies Marjan lapel-collar coat, £2,170

Topshop luxe faux fur coat, £85

3) Chunky jumper

Of course, we all reach for the chunky knits this time of year, but they don’t have to be dark colours only. Lift your new winter wares by going for soft pastels like peach and yellow. 

Tip: Ganni’s balloon sleeve version will allow even more room for those extra layers.

By Malene Birger oversized turtleneck sweater, £225

Ganni julliard mohair-blend sweater, £345

4) Midi skirt

Street style blue midi skirt

The midi skirt is the all-year-round saviour we all know and love, and it’s all about wearing them with slouch knee high boots for AW18. This way not only are your legs kept warm, it mean you can keep wearing those pastel pieces you wore throughout the summer too. 

Tip: go for a matching shade top just like the style set for extra kudos. 

Ellery cotton-poplin midi skirt, £725

Mango ruched detail skirt, £49.99

5) High neck dress

As it gets colder, our necklines go north and our hemlines head south, which is why the pastel dress can stick around for that bit longer. Toughen up the soft shades with leather jackets; and add tights to take you into the night.

My Malene Birger, £665

Haider Ackermann Kerria crepe dress, £2260

Images: Getty / Courtesy of brands 


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