Pastels: The Unexpected Color Palette for Fall & Winter
Blush pinks and dreamy blues are my absolute favorite colors, but they can be difficult to incorporate into winter looks. These tailored, knee-length coats in powdery pastels are the perfect solution. I recommend layering them over traditional cold-weather pieces, like wool trousers and a neutral colored turtleneck. Not only are these soft colors so pretty and unexpected against darker winter outfits, but a sleek, structured overcoat keeps them feeling grown-up and chic.
Here's How to Pull Off Pastels
1. Wear Them High
Pale colors are universally flattering in a way that brights aren't, especially if you wear them close to your face and keep darker colors below your waist, where you might want to create some lengthening and slimming optical illusions. Keeping the pastels up top tends to make your eyes look brighter and your skin more luminous.
2. Keep the Silhouettes Modern
The dated way: a pale dress with matching color-dyed shoes. Today's way: a pastel jacket or strapless peplum top worn with sharp tuxedo pants.
3. Pretend Pink is Beige
Treat pastels as neutral, or black; use them for all the items you wouldn't normally wear in a pale color. The resulting pieces look strikingly elegant, rather than girly.