Pastels for winter: 5 ways to wear ice cream colours during colder months

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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

Pink 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. 

2) Puffer coat

Street style wearing pastel yellow puffer jacket
Street style wearing pastel yellow puffer jacket

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

    H&M puffer jacket
    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

    Ganni puffer jacket
    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.

4) Leather cover-up

Street style wearing blue leather jacket
Street style wearing blue leather jacket

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.

  • Nanushka trench coat

    Nanushka trench coat
    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

Nnenna Echem wearing pink printed dress and blazer
Nnenna Echem wearing pink printed dress and blazer

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. 

Opening image: Getty

Other images: courtesy of brands 

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