Meet The Easy Spring Trend You Can Wear In The Cold

With the winter seemingly clinging on for dear life, spring dressing feels about as elusive as our understanding of bitcoin.

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    Thankfully the fashion pack has adopted a very realistic interpretation of spring’s pastel trend that can be worn even in sub-zero temperatures. See how the likes of Harley Viera Newton and Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What incorporate pastel accessories into their ensembles. Then shop our favorite picks available now.

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage


    Viera Newton looked cool, not girly, by pairing one of Chanel’s S/S 14 bags (available in March - for stores) with tougher black lace-up boots and a minidress.

    Get The Look:

    Modcloth Singing in Gingham Dress ($18) in Black/White  

    Frye Erin Lace-Up Boot ($248) in Black 

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Streestyle


    Just because pastels look great paired with each other doesn’t mean that is your only option. This street style shot proves that pale blue looks equally fantastic with a lipstick-red suit. Tie the ensemble together with a t-shirt in a similarly pale hue.

    Get The Look:

    Marc Jacobs Kate Moss Playboy Tee ($35) in Light Blue 

    Jones New York The Julia Seasonless Stretch One-Button Jacket ($129) in Red 

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage


    Channel your inner '50s housewife, and wear a pastel cross-body bag with a printed circle skirt, polka-dot blouse, cap-toe pumps and a princess coat.

    Get The Look:

    Audrey Brooke Mila Pump ($40) in Teal 

    Bea & Dot Porch Elegance Skirt ($67) in Ivory 

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    PHOTO: Gastrochic


    Avoid the Easter egg effect by selecting textured pieces and keeping the overall look playful. Case in point: a beanie with a faux fur jacket looks cozy and fun.

    Get The Look:

    Asos Vintage Faux Fur Coat ($86) in Gray 

    Yves Salomon Rabbit and Fox Beanie ($137) 

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Streestyle


    Concoct a timeless outfit by pairing dove gray with pale pink. We particularly adore the touch of contrast provided by the chain on this fashion month attendee’s Chanel purse.

    Get The Look:

    Gucci Soft Wool Deconstructed Coat ($2400) in Grey 

    Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Bag ($395) in Blush 

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    PHOTO: Le 21eme


    Pastels are ideal if you want to experiment with unconventional color combinations. Not ready to wear fuschia with red? Try burgundy pants with a pale pink clutch.

    Adam Katz Sinding

    Get The Look:

    Merona Women’s Ankle Ponte Pant ($25) in Xavier Navy 

    Kotur Margo Tulle Floral-Applique Clutch ($495) in Pink 

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman


    If you’re opting for head-to-toe pastels, add some definition with patterned shoes like these lattice-printed mules in blue and black.

    Vanessa Jackman 

    Get The Look:

    Chrissie Morris Sunburst Black Net Heels ($239) in Black/Beige 

    Equipment Periwinkle Silk Brett Shirt ($340) in Light Blue 

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    PHOTO: Styleograph


    Look sharp when donning florals and pastels by singling out one color in the print and echoing it with your bag.

    Get The Look:

    MinkPink Sherbert Floral Blazer ($96) in Multi 

    Fiorelli Shoulder Bag ($105) in Cream 

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    PHOTO: Dans Vogue


    Just because you’re running errands on a Saturday doesn’t mean you can’t throw some interesting accessories into the mix. Make like Saray Martin of Dans Vogue and try a pop of color on your feet like she does with these blue pom-pom flats. 

    Get The Look:

    Pantofola D’Oro Ballet Flats ($170) in Light Green 

    T by Alexander Wang Hooded Knitted Sweater ($129) in Anthracite 

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    PHOTO: Adenorah

    Office Appropriate

    Brighten your staid work separates with a mint satchel, as seen here on Anne-Laure of Adenorah

    Get The Look:

    Loeffler Randall Rider Bag ($495) in Mint Leather with Black Edging 

    Line & Dot Flowy Trench Coat ($150) in Navy 

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    PHOTO: We Wore What


    Rather than pairing your blue jeans, mock turtleneck, and camel coat with penny loafers, give pastel pumps a try. We love this look worn by Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What this month at New York Fashion Week.

    Get The Look:

    Gianvito Rossi Leather Pumps ($645) in Blue 

    Jaeger Longline Belted Wool Coat ($377) in Camel 

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage


    Sneakers and jeans don’t necessarily demand a backpack (although by all means, go ahead). Instead, switch in a structured shoulder bag in a pastel combination like cream and yellow.

    Get The Look:

    Nike Internationalist Sneakers ($80) in Court Blue 

    Christian Louboutin Farida Leather Shoulder Bag ($1595) in Pink 

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    Fennel Cross Body Envelope Bag ($300) in Lime Sorbet.

    The pale mint hue of this satchel makes it perfect for the office.

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    Chiara Ferragni

    10MM Spaghetti Kiss Denim Loafers ($211) in Light Blue.

    How adorable are the silhouettes on these pale blue loafers?

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    Pastel Bobble Beanie Hat ($19)

    Chances are you’ve lost your go-to beanie at this stage in the season. Or dropped it in a slushy puddle. Update it with this.

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    Club Monaco

    Remi Suede Pumps ($298)

    Perfect with wide-leg pants.

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    Vince Camuto

    Kash Clutch ($168)

    Perfect for taking you from cocktails to dinner and beyond.

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    Kate Spade New York

    Cedar Street Monday Cross Body Bag ($148) in Robins Egg

    The robin's egg blue of this crossbody bag pairs beautifully with navy, grey, white and denim.

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    Anne Pumps ($650) in Dazzling Blue

    Sky-high and sky blue—wear with everything.

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    Mansur Gavriel

    Mini Bucket Bag ($610) in Rosa

    An adorable mini version of the wildly successful bucket bag from Mansur Gavriel.

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    Rebecca Taylor

    Sanver Pumps ($229) in Pastel Blue

    Pair these kitten-heeled slingbacks with skinny, ankle-cropped trousers and a button-down shirt.

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    Tory Burch

    Thea Cross-Body Chain Bag ($375) in Porcelain Pink.

    Replace your black chain-strap bag with this bright version.

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Fennel Cross Body Envelope Bag

Fennel Cross Body Envelope Bag

Reiss, $300
10MM Spaghetti Kiss Denim Loafers

10MM Spaghetti Kiss Denim Loafers

Chiara Ferragni
Pastel Bobble Beanie Hat

Pastel Bobble Beanie Hat

Asos, $19
Remi Suede Pump

Remi Suede Pump

Club Monaco, $298
Cedar Street Monday Cross Body Bag

Cedar Street Monday Cross Body Bag

Kate Spade New York, $148
Kash Clutch

Kash Clutch

Vince Camuto, $168
Anne Pump

Anne Pump

Fendi, $650
Large Bucket Bag

Large Bucket Bag

Mansur Gavriel, $695


Rebecca Sanver, $229
Thea Cross-Body Chain Bag

Thea Cross-Body Chain Bag

Tory Burch, $375
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