6 Ways to Make Pastel Outfits Look Cool

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What initially comes to mind when you think about cool-girl style? Cropped vinyl pants? Yes. Ankle-clinging sock boots? You bet. But pastels? Not so much. Sure, they’ve long been linked to ladylike looks and classic style, but it isn’t often they’re tied to those fashion-forward girls we’re all screenshotting. But that seems to be changing—pastel looks are, in fact, gaining popularity among the fashion set.

One major reason we think fashion girls are leaning into these colors? They were all over the spring runways. Lavender, for instance, was the color of the season, and we’re predicting it’ll make a huge splash in the next few months. And Millennial Pink might not be quite as popular as it was last year, but it’s showing no signs of fading away. Want ideas for how to pull off pastels? Go on to see how cool girls are wearing it and shop pieces inspired by their looks.

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Try offsetting pink with a strong piece like a black vinyl coat.

Graphic tees are so on trend this season. 

Available in sizes XS to XL. 

We are loving the crushed velvet on these flattering wide-leg trousers. 

Available in sizes 6 UK to 14 UK. 

The coolest edgy addition for every winter outfit. 

Available in sizes 0 to 14. 

The combination of sneakers with flared trousers has become incredibly popular on the streets of fashion weeks the world over.

Available in sizes 5 to 12. 

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Sock boots are the ultimate cool-girl accessory to add to an all-pink look.

Pink is major for fall. Try it out with this simple yet sophisticated velvet dress. 

Available in sizes 0 to 12. 

Show off these cool pointed heels with a simple dress. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

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Why not just opt for only pastels?

This fun '70s-inspired dress is perfect for a fun daytime date. 

Available in sizes 6 UK to 16 UK.

The coolest shoe for colorblocking. 

Available in sizes 36 IT to 41 IT. 

Celebrities and fashion influencers are obsessed with this It bag.

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A chic blazer is the ultimate counterpart to blush corduroy pants.

Oversize blazers are everywhere this season. 

Available in sizes 2 to 16. 

So comfortable and fashion-forward. 

Available in sizes 2 to 10. 

For the minimalist fashion girl. 

Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT. 

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The pantsuit is one of this season's standout silhouettes. It feels surprisingly fresh in pink.

Wear this tee on its own or under an oversize blazer. 

Available in sizes XS to 4X

Complete the outfit with matching pink trousers. 

Available in sizes 36 FR to 44 FR. 

Classic white sneakers that'll go with any outfit. 

Available in sizes 35 EU to 41 EU. 

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Trying out the athleisure trend? Go for soft pastel hues.

Perfect for a relaxing weekend. 

Available in sizes XXS to L. 

Style this sweatpant with the matching sweater for a comfortable athleisure look. 

Available in sizes XXS to XL. 

A staple piece that will go with anything and everything in your closet. 

Available in sizes 0 to 14. 

For when comfort and style are both a priority.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

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